The PTAB Provides Guidance for Filing Motions Pro Hac Vice

In Motorola Mobility LLC v. Arnouse, IPR2013-00010, Paper 6 (October 15, 2012), the PTAB provided guidance about filing motions pro hac vice.  Timing: The motion should be filed no sooner than 21 days after service of the petition, which is the time for filing the patent owner mandatory notices.  Content: The motion should contain (a) a statement of facts showing there is good cause to recognize counsel pro hac vice; and (b) a declaration from the counsel seeking to appear, attesting to: (i) member in good standing of at least one state bar; (ii) no suspensions or disbarments; (iii) no admission ever denied; (iv) no sanctions or contempt citations; and (v) that the individual will complywith the Office rules; and (vi) all other PTAB proceedings in which the movant has appeared in the last three years; and (vii) familiarity with the subject matter of the proceeding.

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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.