WHIPgroup attorneys were successful in reopening prosecution for a patent application directed to voice control of medical devices. The application received a Final Office Action rejecting the claims as anticipated by two references. WHIPgroup attorneys filed a request to participate in the Post-Prosecution Pilot (P3) Program and argued that the prior art failed to show use of a calibration signal to improve speech recognition. The P3 panel was persuaded and prosecution was reopened without the need for either an RCE or Appeal.
By Wesley W. Whitmyer, Jr. Not every person is a match for every job. Patents are expensive and complicated legal documents. No less authority than the US Supreme Court noted long ago that “[t]he specification [Read More…]
By William L Birks III In a patent infringement suit, plaintiffs often seek damages for lost sales of infringing products. While this is the most obvious source of recovery, opportunities for larger damage rewards may [Read More…]
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…]