WHIPgroup was successful in using the Post-Prosecution Pilot (P3) Program to reopen prosecution for a case directed to a medical manipulator. After receiving a Final Office Action, WHIPgroup used the P3 program to argue that the obviousness rejection was in error because the references taught away from the claimed invention. The P3 Panel found WHIPgroup’s arguments persuasive and prosecution was reopened without the need for an RCE or Appeal.
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…]