Bryan Wheelock

Bryan Wheelock

Harness, Dickey & Pierce, PLC

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Petitions Filed for December 23, 2014

Petitions Filed (3) - Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC filed IPR 2015-000396, challenging U.S. Patent No. 7,218,313, assigned to APLIX IP HOLDINGS CORPORATION....more

12/23/2014 - Intellectual Property Litigation LG Electronics Patents Sony

Institution Decisions and Dispositions for December 22, 2014

Institution Decisions (1) - In Jiawei Technology (USA) Ltd. v. Simon Richmond, IPR2014-00935, Paper 11 (December 22, 2014), the Board instituted inter partes review of claims 1–7, 9, 10, 14, 17–20, 23, 28, 43, 45 and...more

12/22/2014 - Acceleron Dell Intellectual Property Litigation Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patents

Mistakes to Avoid

Failure to include within the petition an exhibit list with the exhibit number and a brief description of each exhibit. 37 C.F.R. § 42.63(e). SpaceCo Business Solutions, Inc. v. Moscovitch, IPR2015-00135, Paper 6 (November...more

12/15/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patents Pleading Standards

Hell Hath No Fury Like a Patentee Scorned

In SAP America, Inc. v. Arunacgalam, IPR2014-00413, Paper 23, and IPR2014-00414, Paper 21 (December 5, 2014), the Board sanctioned pro se patent owner for her unauthorized filings in which she makes “bald, unsubstantiated...more

12/15/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents Recusal Sanctions

Board Declines to Terminate Reexamination

In Toyota Motor Corporation v. American Vehicular Sciences LLC, IPR2013-00419 and IPR2013-00424m Paper 48 (December 12, 2014), the patent owner sought permission from the Board to file a motion to terminate an ex parte...more

12/15/2014 - Ex Partes Reexamination Inter Partes Review Proceedings Motion to Terminate Patents Toyota

Institution Decisions and Dispositions for December 11, 2014

Institution Decisions - In Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited v. ZOND, INC., IPR2014-00864, Paper 16, (December 11, 2014), the Board instituted inter partes review of claims 18–34 (all the challenged claims) of U.S. Patent...more

12/11/2014 - Fujitsu Intellectual Property Litigation Inter Partes Review Proceedings Sony Thomson Reuters

Institution Decisions for December 9, 2014

In HTC Corporation v. E-WATCH, Inc., IPR2014-00989, Paper 6 (December 9, 2014), the Board instituted inter partes review of claims 1–6, 8, 10, 11, 13–18, 21–29, and 31 (“all of the challenged claims”) of U.S. Patent No....more

12/9/2014 - HTC Intellectual Property Litigation Inter Partes Review Proceedings

And Another Thing

In Pacific Market International, LLC v. Ignite USA, LLC, IPR2014-00561, Paper 23, (December 2, 2014), the Board granted Petitioner’s motion to file a Supplemental Declaration of its expert, with additional reasons to combine...more

12/8/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patents Supplemental Examination Supplemental Information

Supplemental Evidence

In Mitsubishi Plastics, Inc. v. Celgard, LLC, IPR2014-00524, Paper 30 (November 28, 2014), the Board denied petitioner’s motion to file as supplemental information under 37 C.F.R. § 42.123(a) declarations used in two...more

12/3/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patents Supplemental Information

Board Declines to Limit Cross Examination

In International Business Machines Corporation v. Intellectual Ventures II LLC, IPR2014-00587, Paper 27 (November 28, 2014), the Board declined to limit the scope of the patent owner’s cross-examination of petitioner’s...more

12/3/2014 - Cross Examination Expert Witness Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents

Mistakes to Avoid

Failure to include within the petition an exhibit list with the exhibit number and a brief description of each exhibit. 37 C.F.R. § 42.63(e). SpaceCo Business Solutions, Inc. v. Moscovitch, IPR2015-00135, Paper 6 (November...more

12/3/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patents Petitions for Review

Petitioner Given A Chance to Respond to Bar Issues Raised in Preliminary Response

In Johnson Health Tech Co. Ltd. v. ICON Health & Fitness, IPR2014-01242, Paper 12 (November 28, 2014), the Board granted petitioner a ten page reply to the patent owner’s preliminary response...more

12/3/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents

Patent Filings, Institution Decisions and Dispositions for December 2, 2014

New Filings - Fike Corporation filed IPR2015-00341 challenging U.S. Patent No. 8,674,260, assigned to U.S. Patent No. 8,674,260....more

12/2/2014 - Covered Business Method Patents Patent Filings Patents TD Ameritrade

Correcting the Petition

Silicon Laboratories, Inc. v. Cresta Technology Corporation, IPR2014-00809, paper 28 (November 26, 2014), the Board allowed the Petitioner to file a corrected Petition and Exhibit under 37 C.F.R. § 42.104(c), and based upon...more

12/2/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patents Petitions for Review

Motion to Strike vs. Motion to Exclude

In Johnson Controls, Inc. v. Wildcat Licensing WI, LLC, IPR2014-00304, Paper 23, IPR2014-00305, Paper 24 (November 28, 2014), the Board denied petitioner leave to file a motion to strike exhibits from the patent owners...more

12/2/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Motion To Strike Patents

Additional Discovery Requires More Than Allegation that Something Useful Will be Found

In Petroleum Geo-Services, Inc. v. Westerngeco, L.L.C., IPR2014-01475, Paper 10 (November 26, 2014), the Board denied additional discovery on real party in interest because the patent owner could not...more

12/2/2014 - Additional Discovery Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patents Real Party in Interest

One Page, Double-Spaced Fourteen Point Type

In Valeo, Inc. v. Magna Electronics Inc., IPR2014-01208, Paper 11 (November 26, 2014), the Board gave the patent owner an entire page to respond to petitioner’s brief on the issue of real party interest. ...more

12/2/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Litigation Patents

Patent Filings and Institution Decisions for December 1, 2014

New Filings - Tissue Transplant Technology Ltd. filed IPR2015-00320 challenging U.S. Patent No. 8,709,494, assigned to Surgical Biologics, LLC....more

12/1/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Filings Patents

Too Little, Too Late for Settlement

In salesforce.com, Inc. v. VirtualAgility Inc., CBM2013-00024 (November 24, 2014), the Board denied patent owner’s request for authorization to file a Motion to Vacate the Final Written Decision and to Terminate the...more

12/1/2014 - Motion to Vacate Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents Salesforce

Rare Grant of Motion for Additional Discovery

In Zerto, Inc. v. EMC Corporation, IPR2014-01295, Paper 10 (November 25, 2014), the Board granted in part patent owner’s motion for additional discovery regarding the real party in interest...more

12/1/2014 - Additional Discovery Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents Real Party in Interest

Not So Fast

MotionPoint Corporation v. TransPerfect Global, Inc., CBM2014-00060, Paper 27 (November 26, 2014) the Board denied petitioner’s motion to expedite the proceedings...more

12/1/2014 - Motion to Expedite Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents

Institution Decisions for November 28, 2014

Institution Decisions - In Eastman Kodak Company v. CTP Innovations, LLC, IPR2014-00789, Paper 9 (November 28, 2014), the Board instituted inter partes review of claims 1–9 (all of the challenged claims) of U.S. Patent...more

11/28/2014 - Intellectual Property Litigation Inter Partes Review Proceedings Kodak

Institution Decisions and Dispositions for November 26, 2014

Institution Decisions - In CAO Group, Inc. v. The Procter & Gamble Company, IPR2-14-00796, Paper 18 (November 6, 2014), the Board denied inter partes review of claims 1 to 13 of U.S. Patent No. 5,989,569....more

11/26/2014 - Intellectual Property Litigation Inter Partes Review Proceedings Panasonic proctor

Institution Decisions and Dispositions for November 25, 2015

Institution Decisions - In Excelsior Medical Corporation v. Becton, Dickinson and Company, IPR2014-00880, Paper 12 (November 25, 2014), the Board instituted inter partes review of claims 10, 12, and 14 of US Patent No....more

11/25/2014 - Intellectual Property Litigation Inter Partes Review Proceedings Sequenom

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.

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