September 28, 2012 IPR2012-00022 Was Finally Accorded a Filing Date

On September 28, 2012 Ariosa Diagnostics’s IPR2012-00022 filed September 17, 2012, was finally accorded a filing date. Bbecause of discrepancies between the Exhibit List and the exhibits as filed, and because the petitioner’s applicable addresses (e-mail, postal and hand-delivery) and phone numbers were not included in the Petition, nor were the lead and back-up counsel clearly designated in the Petition, in accordance with 37 C.F.R. §42.8(b)(4) and §42.8(b)(3), the Ariosa was given one month to make corrections.

PRACTICE TIP: Make sure that you use the PTAB’s Exhibit Number Scheme, and remember that Mandatory Notices are in fact mandatory.

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About Bryan Wheelock

Education J.D., Washington University in St. Louis B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering, Duke University Bryan Wheelock's practice includes preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications and drafting of intellectual property agreements, including non-compete agreements. He has brought and defended lawsuits in federal and state courts relating to intellectual property and has participated in seizures of counterfeit and infringing goods. Bryan prepares and prosecutes U.S. and foreign patent applications for medical devices, mechanical and electromechanical devices, manufacturing machinery and processes, metal alloys and other materials. He also does a substantial amount of patentability searching, trademark availability searching and patent and trademark infringement studies. In addition to his practice at Harness Dickey, Bryan is an Adjunct Professor at Washington University School of Law and Washington University School of Engineering.