WHIPgroup successfully argued to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board that its client’s invention is patentable over an examiner’s rejection. The claimed invention is directed to a medical instrument that more easily and reliably identifies the rotation of a tool tip of a minimally invasive robotic surgical device. The Examiner rejected the claims as allegedly being obvious over three references. On Appeal, WHIPgroup argued that all three references in combination failed to teach all the limitations of the prior art. The Board agreed with WHIPgroup’s arguments and reversed the Examiner.
WHIPgroup successfully obtained an Order of Preliminary Injunction in connection with a Complaint and Emergency Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia [Read More…]
WHIPgroup continues to represent its client’s best interests, filing counterclaims in an ongoing arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association. WHIPgroup brought claims for breach of contract and unjust enrichment as well as tortious interference [Read More…]