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 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…]