Bryan Wheelock

Bryan Wheelock

Harness, Dickey & Pierce, PLC

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Rehearing Round-up

Mitsubishi Plastics, Inc. v. Celgard, LLC, IPR2014-00524, Paper 27 (November 21, 2014) the Board denied inter partes review of claims 1-6 and 12 of U.S. Patent No. 6,432,586....more

11/24/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Mitsubishi Patents Petition For Rehearing SAP America Inc.

Patent Filings, Institution Decisions and Dispositions for November 24, 2014

New Filings - Pfizer, Inc. filed IPR2015-00293 challenging U.S. Patent No. 8,173,127, assigned to Intellect/Neurosciences, Inc....more

11/24/2014 - Deutsche Bank Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Filings Patents Pfizer Yamaha

New Patent Filings and Dispositions for November 21, 2014

New Filings - Microboards Technology, LLC filed IPR2015-00284 challenging U.S. Patent No. 5,866,058 assigned to Stratasys Inc....more

11/21/2014 - Patent Filings Patents

Patent Filings, Institution Decisions, and Dispostitions for November 20, 2014

New Filings - Zetec, Inc. filed IPR2015-00280 challenging U.S. Patent No. 6,823,269, assigned to Westinghouse Electric Co LLC....more

11/20/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Joinder Patent Filings Patents

Insitution Decisions and Dispositions for November 19, 2014

Institution Decisions - In Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.. v. Zond, LLC, IPR 2014-01072, Paper 11 (November 19, 2014), the Board instituted inter partes review of claims 16, 28, 41, 42, 45, and 46 of U.S. Patent No....more

11/19/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Joinder Patents

Institution Decisions and Dispostitions for Novemer 18, 2014

Institution Decisions - In Fujitsu Semiconductor v. Zond, LLC, IPR2014-00918, Paper 13 (November 18, 2014), the Board instituted inter partes review of claims 5, 6, 8, 19, 22, 23, and 43 of U.S. Patent No. 6,805,779....more

11/18/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patents

Board Rejects Attempt to Supplement Petition

In PNC Bank, N.A. v. SECURE AXCESS, LLC, CBM2014-00100, Paper 18 (November 5, 3014), the Board denied petitioner authorization to file a motion to submit supplemental information to enter five to six new references in the...more

11/10/2014 - Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents

Additional Discovery Denied for Failure to Meet Garmin Factors

Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd v. Enplas Corporation, IPR2014-00605, Paper 17, (November 5, 2014), the Board denied patent owners motion for additional discovery which exceeded the scope of the Board’s authorization. The...more

11/10/2014 - Discovery Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents

Patent Filings and Institution Decisions for November 7, 2014

New Filings - 2Wire Inc. filed IPR2015-00239 challenging U.S. Patent No, 7,471,721 assigned to TQ Delta, LLC....more

11/7/2014 - Joinder Patent Filings Patents

Patent Filings and Institution Decisions for November 6, 2014

New Filings - Lord Corporation filed IPR2015-00246 challenging U.S. Patent No. 8,373,559....more

11/6/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Filings Patents

Rare Grant of Additional Discovery to Identify

In Medtronic, Inc. v. Robert Bosch Healthcare Systems, Inc., IPR2014-00488, Paper 25 (November 5, 2014) the Board granted patent owner’s motion for additional discovery to determine the real party in interest....more

11/6/2014 - Discovery Medtronic Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents Real Party in Interest

Amendment of a Petition Denied, Although it May Be Possible

In National Environmental Products Ltd. v. Dri-Steem Corporation, IPR2014-01503, Paper 11 (November 4, 2014), the Board denied the petitioner’s request to file an amended petition. The Board noted that it’s procedures for...more

11/6/2014 - Amended Complaints Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents

Patent Filings for November 5, 2014

New Filings - Unified Patents Inc. filed IPR2015-000232 challenging U.S. Patent No. 7,702,781, assigned to Teoco Corporation....more

11/5/2014 - Patent Filings Patents

Rehearing Decision for November 4, 2014

Rehearing Decisions - Iron Dome LLC v. Chinook Licensing DE, LLC, IPR2014-00514, Paper 12 (November 4, 2014) the Board denied petitioner’s request for rehearing of the decision not to institute inter partes review. ...more

11/4/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patents Petition For Rehearing

No Placeholders Needed

Within a month of the Board’s decision instituting inter partes review, the Board schedules an initial conference call to discuss any motions that the parties intend on filing, and to discuss the various deadlines....more

11/4/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents

Handling Dependent Claims in a Motion to Amend

In Google Inc. v. Arendi S.A.R.L., IPR2014-00452, Paper 16 (October 27, 2014), the Board advised the patent owner on addressing dependent claims when an independent claim is amended. ...more

11/3/2014 - Google Inter Partes Review Proceedings Motion to Amend Patents

Fault-Tolerant System

For all of its complexities, the inter partes review system can be fairly fault tolerant. In Debasish Mukhopadhyay v. Veolia Water Solutions & Technology Support, IPR2014-01563, Paper 4 (October 28, 2014), the Board granted...more

11/3/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Filings Patent Litigation Patents

Patent Filings for October 31, 2014

New Filings - Nestle USA, Ind., filed IPR2015-00195 challenging U.S. Pat. 6,475,435 assigned to Stork Food & Dairy Systems, B.V.TORK FOOD & DAIRY SYSTEMS B.V....more

10/31/2014 - Patent Filings Patents

Patent Filings and Institution Decisions for October 30, 2014

New Filings - Apple, Inc., filed IPR2015-00185, challenging U.S. Patent No. 7,921,211, assigned to Virtnex, Inc. ...more

10/30/2014 - Covered Business Method Patents Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Filings Patents

Patent Filings and Institution Decisions for October 29, 2014

New Filings - Google Inc. filed IPR2015-00179 challenging U.S. Patent No. 8,572,279, assigned to Ex Machina, Inc. ...more

10/29/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Filings Patents

Institution Decisions for October 28, 2014

Institution Decisions - In Unverferth Manufacturing Co., Inc. v. J. & M. Manufacturing Co., Inc., IPR2014-00758, Paper 7 (October 28, 2014), the Board instituted inter partes review of claims 1–14 (all of the challenged...more

10/28/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patents

Institution Decisions for October 27, 2014

Institution Decisions - In AVX Corporation v. Greatbatch, Ltd., IPR2014-00697, Paper 13 (October 27, 2014), the Board instituted inter partes review of claims 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13–20, 23, 25, and 26 of U.S. Patent...more

10/27/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patents

Patent Filings and Institution Decisions for October 24, 2014

New Filings - Agila Specialties Inc., filed IPR2015-00144, challenging U.S. Patent No. 8, 058,238 owned by the Royal Bank of Canada....more

10/24/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Joinder Patent Filings Patents

Institution Decisions for October 23, 2014

Institution Decision - In Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC v. American Vehicular Sciences LLC, IPR2014-00647, Paper 13 (October 23, 2014), the Board instituted inter partes review of claims 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, and 23 of...more

10/23/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Joinder Patents

Additional Discovery Relating to Real Party in Interest

In VMware, Inc. v. Good Technology Software, Inc., IPR2014-01324, Paper 11 (October 20, 2014), the Board allowed the patent owner to move for additional discovery regarding the real party in interest, one of the few topics...more

10/22/2014 - Discovery Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents Real Party in Interest

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