WHIPgroup Successfully obtained patent allowance with an Appeal Brief. The invention is directed to an agitator ball mill, and has cams with specific ratios that improve mixing, cooling, and durability. The Patent Office rejected all claims on the basis that the specification allegedly failed to support “criticality” of the claimed ratios and that they allegedly would have been the result of routine optimization. WHIPgroup filed an Appeal Brief arguing that the claimed ratios provide benefits over the prior art and that the Patent Office used improper hindsight to reject the claims without evidence. Rather than Answer the Appeal Brief, the Patent Office issued a Notice of Allowance for all pending claims. Accordingly, allowance was secured by WHIPgroup without the need to file a Reply Brief or a Request for Continued Examination (RCE).
Dropbox was sued by WHIPgroup’s client WhitServe for infringement of a patent relating to an onsite backup system for third party data. In response, Dropbox challenged the novelty and non-obviousness of the patent with six [Read More…]
By Stephen Ball There is never a bad time to evaluate your intellectual property (IP) strategy. When most people think of IP, they think of issued patents and registered trademarks. However, IP strategy is not [Read More…]
WHIPgroup is pleased to announce that Jacob (Jack) Alexander has joined the firm. Mr. Alexander has a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics with a concentration in mechanical engineering from Fordham University. Mr. Alexander graduated from [Read More…]