WHIPgroup attorneys were again successful in using the P3 program to advance patent prosecution. Claims to a computer system for controlling dispensing of a consumable product were rejected as anticipated in a Final Office Action. WHIPgroup attorneys requested participation in the P3 program and argued to the Panel that the programmed system was not taught in the prior art. The Panel was persuaded by WHIPgroup’s arguments and prosecution was reopened without the need to file an Appeal or RCE.
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…]