WHIPgroup attorneys successfully appealed rejections of a patent application directed to 3D endoscopic photography. The invention addresses problems with prior art endoscopic systems with limited viewing capabilities. The invention has a unique combination of a robotic endoscope holder and variable view endoscope that permits 3D viewing. The examiner combined five prior art references to reject the claims. On appeal, WHIPgroup attorneys argued that the cited references fail to teach the claimed changing a view vector to generate a stereoscopic view. The Board agreed with WHIPgroup’s arguments and reversed the obviousness rejections. The application is expected to issue in due course.
Recently, WHIPGROUP engaged in an arbitration that included a five day hearing in the City. Here are some thoughts about why arbitration is different (not clearly better or worse) than litigation. Venue The AAA arbitral [Read More…]
WHIPGroup previously filed a Motion to Dismiss a patent infringement suit filed against its client TomTom in the Western District of Texas. Rather than opposing WHIPGroup’s motion to dismiss, Plaintiff MDSP Technologies LLC voluntarily dismissed [Read More…]
WHIPgroup succeeded in having anticipation and indefiniteness rejections overturned by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The claimed invention relates to a sequencing station that manages both sequencing and restacking tasks. The Examiner had [Read More…]