Bryan Wheelock

Bryan Wheelock

Harness, Dickey & Pierce, PLC

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Stay of Reissue Lifted Up Final Written Decision

In Hewlett-Packard Company v. MCM Portfolio LLC, IPR2013-00217, Paper 32 (September 12, 2014), after the issuance of its Final Written Decision...more

9/15/2014 - Hewlett-Packard Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents

Arguments in Claim Charts Continue to Plague Petitions

In Google Inc. v. Visual Real Estate, Inc., IPR2014-01338, Paper 3 (September 2, 2014), the Board according the petition a filing date, but objected to the claim chart, because they contained arguments. ...more

9/15/2014 - Claim Charts Google Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents

Patent Filings, Institution Decisions and Dispositions for September 12, 2014

Institution Decisions In Corning Optical Communications RF, LLC v. PPC Broadband, Inc., IPR2014-00736, Paper 10 (September 12, 2014), the Board instituted inter partes review of claims 1–7 of U.S. Patent No. 6,676,446....more

9/12/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Filings Patents

Patent Filings, Institution Decisions, and Dispositions for September 11, 2014

Institution Decisions - In Medtronic, Inc. v. Robert Bosch Healthcare Systems, Inc., IPR2014-00488, Paper 17 (September 11, 2014), the Board instituted inter partes review of claims 1–9 of U.S. Patent No. 7,769,605 (“all...more

9/11/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Filings Patents

Patent Filings on September 10, 2014

Motorola Mobility LLC v. Intellectual Ventures I LLC, IPR2014-00500, Paper 12 (September 10, 2014) instituted inter partes review of claims 1, 4–6, 8, 10, 13–15, 17, 21, 24–26, 28, 30, 33–35, 37, 39, and 40 of U.S. Patent No....more

9/10/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Filings Patents

Board Consolidates IPR’s of Two Different (But Related) Patents

In FLIR Systems, Inc. v. Leak Surveys, Inc., IPR2014-00411, Paper 10 (September 5, 2014), the Board consolited two inter partes reviews directed to different but related patents. In IPR2014-00411 inter partes review was...more

9/8/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents

No Right to Cross-Examine a Declarant Not Under the Proponent’s Control

In Mexichem Amanco Holding S.A. de C.V. v.Honeywell International, Inc., IPR2013-00576, Paper 36 (September 5, 2014), the Board denied patent owner’s request for additional discovery – the deposition of Dr. Takashi Shibanuma,...more

9/8/2014 - Cross Examination Discovery Patent Litigation Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Rules of Civil Procedure

Garmin Factors Continue to Keep Additional Discovery Out of Reach

In Intri-Plex Technologies, Inc. v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Rencol, Limited, IPR2013-00309, Paper (September 4, 2014), petitioner sought (1) detailed sales records of the products covered and not-covered by the...more

9/8/2014 - Discovery Patent Litigation Patents Prior Art

Patent Filings, Decisions, Dispositions and Rehearings on September 6, 2015

New Filings - Microsoft Corporation filed IPR2014-01457 challenging claims 6, 13, 14, 15, 16, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 41, 46, 82, 83, 84, 85, and 86 of U.S. Patent No. 8,144,182 assigned to...more

9/6/2014 - Microsoft Patents

Patent Filings, Decisions, Dispositions and Rehearings on September 5, 2014

Institution Decisions - FLIR Systems, Inc. v. Leak Surveys, Inc., IPR2014-00411 , Paper 8 (September 5, 2014), the Board instituted inter partes review of claims 1-58 (all of the claims) of U.S. Patent No. 8,426,813....more

9/5/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Microsoft Patents

No Surprises At Hearing; Demonstratives Must Only Contain Evidence of Record

In TriVascular, Inc. v. Shaun Samuels, IPR2013-00493, Paper 39 (September 2, 2014) the Board sustained a number of objections to the patent owner’s demonstrative exhibits....more

9/4/2014 - Evidence Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent Ownership Patents

Patent Filings, Decisions, Dispositions and Rehearings on September 4, 2014

Institution Decisions - In Fiserv, Inc. v. DataTreasury Corporation, CBM2014-00087, Paper 6 (September 4, 2014), the Board instituted a covered business method review of claims 1, 2, 16, 18, 22, 25, 26, 29, 36, 38–42,...more

9/4/2014 - Covered Business Method Patents Decisions Dispositions and Rehearings on September Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Filings Patents Software

Stay of Reexamination Premature Until IPR Initiated

In GoerTek, Inc. v. Knowles Electronics, LLC, IPR2014-01009, Paper 7, (August 29, 2014), the Board denied the patent owner’s motion to stay...more

9/3/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Motion To Stay Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents

Board Declines to Issue Final Written Decision without a Petitioner

In Xerox Corp. v. RR Donnelley & Sons Co., IPR2013-00529, Paper 21, IPR2013-00538, Paper 20 (August 29, 2014), the Board terminated the proceedings on the joint motion of the parties, declining the patent owners request that...more

9/3/2014 - Dismissals Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents RR Donnelley & Sons Xerox

Interest of Justice Require Consideration of One-Day-Late Documents

In Callidus Software Inc. v. Versata Development Group, Inc., CBM2013-00052, Paper 39, CBM2013-00053, Paper 35, CBM2013-00054, Paper 37,(August 29, 2014), the Board denied patent owner’s motion to expunge the petitioner...more

9/3/2014 - Patent Litigation Patent Ownership Patents

Common Mistakes in Petitions

In Mitchell International, Inc. v. Audatex North America, Inc., CBM2014-00171, Paper 3 CBM2014-00173, Paper 3 CBM2014-00174, Paper 3 (August 29, 2014), the Board granted the Petition a filing date but gave petitioner five...more

9/3/2014 - Patent Litigation Patents

Patent Filings, Decisions, Dispositions and Rehearings on September 3, 2014

Institution Decisions - In NeuLion, Inc. v. Cascades Ventures, Inv., IPR2014-00526, Paper 23 (September 3, 2014), the Board denied inter partes review of U.S. Patent No. 8,156,236....more

9/3/2014 - Apple Intel Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patents Samsung

Accept No Substitutes – Lead Counsel Must Attend Final Hearing

In Toyota Motor Corporation v. Hagenbuch, IPR2013-00483, Paper 35 (August 25, 2014), the Board rejected the patent owner’s request that lead counsel did not have to attend the hearing. ...more

9/2/2014 - Patent Litigation Patents

Cross-Examination is Not Limited to Documents Cited in Declaration

In Medtronic, Inc. v. Endotach LLC, IPR2014-00100, Paper 32 (August 28, 2014), the petioner filed a Supplemental Notice of Deposition of patent owner’s witness, indicating that its cross-examination of the witness “may rely...more

9/2/2014 - Cross Examination Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents

Claim Charts Continue to Be a Problem

In Ford Motor Company v. Cuozzo Speed Technologies, Inc., IPR2014-01393, Paper 3 (August 28, 2014), the Board granted the petition a filing date, but required petitioner to correct its claim chart in five days, noting...more

9/2/2014 - Ford Motor Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents

You have to Object to Exclude

In K40 Electronics, LLC v. Escort Inc., IPR2013-00203, Paper 46 (August 27, 2014), the Board denied the patent owner’s motion to exclude. The Board first review the proper procedure for objecting to, and moving to exclude,...more

9/2/2014 - Evidence Exclusions Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents

Patent Fililngs on September 2, 2014

New Filings - The Dow Chemical Company filed IPR2014-01436 challenging U.S. Patent No. 7,491, 753 assigned to Mallard Creek Polymers, Inc....more

9/2/2014 - Patent Filings Patents

Lost (without) the Translation

In Wintek Corporation v. TPK Touch Solutions, Inc., IPR2013-00567, Paper 40, IPR2013-00568, Paper 41 (August 28, 2014), when petitioner arrived at the deposition of patent owner’s expert, it was surprised to find that the...more

9/2/2014 - Expert Witness Patent Litigation Patents

Patent Filings on August 30, 2014

New Filings - Ford Motor Company filed IPR2014-01415 against U.S. Patent No. 8,214,097, assigned to Paice LLC....more

8/30/2014 - Patent Filings Patents

Patent Filings, Decisions, Dispositions and Rehearings on August 29, 2014

New Filings - Pay-Plus Solutions, Inc. filed IPR2014-01414 challenging U.S. Patent No. RE 043,904. Institution Decisions - In Mohawk Resources Ltd. v. Vehicle Service Group LLC, IPR2014-00464, Paper 10 (August...more

8/29/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Filings Patents Petition For Rehearing

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