PTAB Continues to Tightly Manage Parties’ Filings

In Sony Corporation v Tessera, Inc., IPR2012-000333, Paper 13, (January 22, 2013) that PTAB denied Sony leave to file two Tessera-authored documents from the parties pending litigation, although Tessera questioned their relevance, it did not expressly object to their filing.  The PTAB did not see the relevance to whether a proceeding should be instituted, but did indicate that Sony could submit the documents if and when the trial was instituted.

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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.