WHIPgroup was successful in obtaining allowance of a case directed to a power system for controlling dynamic positioning of a ship. After receiving a Final Office Action, WHIPgroup submitted a P3 request and argued the claims were patentable over the cited references. The Panel was persuaded, withdrew the rejections, and identified allowable subject matter. Accordingly, the case was advanced to allowance without the need for an Appeal or RCE.
By William L. Birks “The court in exceptional cases may award reasonable attorney fees to the prevailing party.” 35 U.S.C. § 285 While every prevailing party would seek attorney fees if they could, it’s important [Read More…]
By Patrick D. Duplessis As we recently reported, the Arterton Inn of Court held its first substantive event on the 2018-2019 session, and WHIPgroup attorneys played a major role in preparing the event. The event, [Read More…]
By Lauren C. Matturri In December 2018 toy company MGA Entertainment Inc. filed a declaratory judgment against Louis Vuitton. This was to preempt the French fashion house from claiming MGA Entertainment’s Pooey Puitton toy was [Read More…]