WHIPgroup attorneys Michael A. Lavine, Stephen F.W. Ball, Jr. and Robert D. Keeler have published a review of the US Patent Office’s evolving jurisdictional standards in so-called Covered Business Method (CBM) post-grant patent reviews. The article is available here: Intellectual Property Magazine. CBMs are one of several avenues to attack validity of granted patents that was recently authorized by the America Invents Act. It is a fast moving area of patent law with post grant review filings now exceeding new infringement suits by a large margin.
WHIPgroup obtained another patent allowance using the After Final Consideration Pilot (AFCP) Program. In U.S. Application No. 15/239,469 directed to an eccentric well pipe, a Final Office Action rejected pending claims for obviousness. WHIPgroup attorneys [Read More…]
WHIPgroup attorneys were successful in using the Pre-Appeal Brief Review program to overcome a final rejection. During prosecution, the USPTO rejected claims directed to a method for actively damping oscillations in a compression process as [Read More…]
By Patrick D. Duplessis In a petition filed this month with the U.S. Supreme Court, patent owner Cave Consulting Group (CCGroup) draws attention to a persistent split at the Federal Circuit concerning foundational claim construction [Read More…]