WHIPgroup attorneys obtained allowance of an application directed to a control system for a melting and refining process. The application had received a Final Office Action that rejected the claims as obvious over a patent by the same inventors. WHIPgroup filed a Post-Prosecution Pilot (P3) Program request and argued that the prior art failed to disclose the specific programming of the control unit that improves prior methods. The P3 Panel was persuaded by WHIPgroup’s arguments and the case was allowed without the need for an RCE or Appeal.
By Wesley W. Whitmyer, Jr. Not every person is a match for every job. Patents are expensive and complicated legal documents. No less authority than the US Supreme Court noted long ago that “[t]he specification [Read More…]
By William L Birks III In a patent infringement suit, plaintiffs often seek damages for lost sales of infringing products. While this is the most obvious source of recovery, opportunities for larger damage rewards may [Read More…]
WHIPgroup recently made appearances on behalf of client WhitServe LLC in two IPRs brought by Dropbox Inc. The IPRs were filed in response to WhitServe’s patent infringement lawsuit against Dropbox Inc. in the District of Delaware. WhitServe’s U.S. Patent [Read More…]