WHIPgroup was again successful in reversing an examiner’s rejection before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The claimed invention is directed to a drying agent arrangement installed inside an instrument housing of an optical instrument. The Examiner rejected the claims as allegedly being anticipated by a prior patent publication. On Appeal, WHIPgroup argued that the cited art failed to show a drying agent arrangement having a “hygroscopic substance” as claimed. The Board agreed with WHIPgroup’s arguments and reversed the Examiner. A Notice of Allowance was mailed shortly after the Board’s decision.
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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…]