February 13, 2014

Decision Denying Institution

In Medtronic, Inc. v.Nuivasive, Inc., IPR2013-00504, Paper 8 (February 13, 2014) the Board denied inter partes review because the Petition did not explain how the prior art met the claim limitiations.  The geometry of the prior art did not match the claimed geometry.  The Board continues its careful review of the Petitions.

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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.