Dot Your I’s, Cross Your T’s, Measure Your Font, Count Your Line Spacing

Dynamic Drinkware, LLC v. National Graphics, Inc., IPR2013-00131, Paper 32 (May 2, 2014), the Board expunged the petitioner’s papers that did not comply with Rule 42.6 (37 C.F.R. § 42.6), including by using a 12-point proportional font instead of the 14-point font required by the rule, using an even smaller font in the foot notes, and single spacing (rather than 1.5 line spacing) block quotes.  The Board did give the petitioner five days to submit corrected papers, however,


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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.