Apples Are The New Jingle Bells

December, 5th, 2018

By Christina L. Winsor We’re entering into the season of hope and forgiveness.  But is that the reason Apple and Amazon have decided to put their years of feuding aside and come together… just in [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Overcomes Rejection Through Another Successful Pre-Appeal Brief

November, 29th, 2018

WHIPgroup attorneys were successful in using the Pre-Appeal Brief Review program to overcome a final rejection.  During prosecution, the USPTO rejected claims directed to a method for depositing a group IV crystal layer on a [Read More…]

Video Gaming: Patent Law’s 12-Figure Secret

November, 27th, 2018

By Andrew P. Siuta   Consumers are estimated to spend over $135 billion dollars on video games in 2018.  Over half of this 12-figure industry is expected to be spent on mobile gaming.  This is [Read More…]

Case Dismissed: How Pleading May Affect 101 Analysis

November, 20th, 2018

By Stephen F.W. Ball, Jr. Motions to dismiss, also called 12(b)(6) motions, have been used to eviscerate patent rights on the basis that a patent is allegedly directed to an “abstract concept” and thus lacks [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Obtains Allowance Using the AFCP Program

November, 16th, 2018

WHIPgroup obtained another patent allowance using the After Final Consideration Pilot (AFCP) Program. In U.S. Application No. 15/239,469 directed to an eccentric well pipe, a Final Office Action rejected pending claims for obviousness. WHIPgroup attorneys [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Succeeds in Overcoming Rejections with Pre-Appeal Brief Review

November, 15th, 2018

WHIPgroup attorneys were successful in using the Pre-Appeal Brief Review program to overcome a final rejection.  During prosecution, the USPTO rejected claims directed to a method for actively damping oscillations in a compression process as [Read More…]

Supreme Court Petition Highlights Split at Federal Circuit Concerning Role of the Specification in Claim Construction

November, 15th, 2018

By Patrick D. Duplessis In a petition filed this month with the U.S. Supreme Court, patent owner Cave Consulting Group (CCGroup) draws attention to a persistent split at the Federal Circuit concerning foundational claim construction [Read More…]

Examiner Reversed on All Obviousness Grounds on Appeal

November, 14th, 2018

WHIPgroup successfully argued to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board that its client’s invention is patentable over an examiner’s rejection.  The claimed invention is directed to a medical instrument that more easily and reliably identifies [Read More…]

“OMG. How’d They Get a Patent on a Thing Like That?” (Part 1 of 2)

November, 13th, 2018

By Wesley W. Whitmyer, Jr. I have been asked this question hundreds of times. You can probably guess that the person doing the asking has just been accused of patent infringement. What you probably can’t guess [Read More…]

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