March 27, 2014

Final Written Decisions

The Board issued a final written decision in Kyocera Inc. v. Softview LLC, IPR2013-00004 and Case IPR2013-00257, Paper 53 (March 27, 2014) finding claims 30, 31, 40, 41, 43, 52, 55, 59, 72, and 75 (all of the challenged claims) of U.S. Patent No. 7,831,926 are unpatentable under 35 U.S.C. § 103.

The Board issued a final writen decision in Microstrategy, Inc. v. Zillow, Inc., IPR2013-00034, Paper 42 (March 27, 2014), finding claims 2, 5-11, 13-17, 26, 28-33, 35-37, 39, and 40 unpatenable, but finding claims12, 27, 34, and 38 of U.S. Patent No. 7,970,674 patentable.  Petitioner had originally sought review of all 40 claims, but trial was only instituted as to 2, 5-17, and 26-40.


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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.