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.
By Hao Zhang and Patrick D. Duplessis U.S. inventors seeking to protect their IP rights worldwide often file foreign patent applications in markets where they conduct business or where they are likely to find infringers [Read More…]
The Federal Circuit recently provided insight into the complicated issue of § 101 subject matter eligibility for method of treatment claims. In Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc v West-Ward Pharmaceuticals, 887 F.3d. 1117 (Fed. Cir. 2018), a [Read More…]
On July 17, the WHIPgroup Tech Entrepreneur Meetup will return to the important topic of Artificial Intelligence. We will hear from the co-founders of Dreyev (pronounced “drive”), an interactive driving safety system that combines AI with [Read More…]