Following a Pre-Appeal Brief filed by WHIPgroup attorneys, the USPTO recently decided to reopen prosecution for a patent application directed towards a device for testing vehicle electrical energy storage systems. The Office Action had argued that the claims were anticipated by prior art. In the Pre-Appeal Brief, WHIPgroup attorneys argued that the Office Action used impermissibly broad claim interpretations and that the cited reference failed to disclose several of the claimed features. WHIPgroup thus avoided the need to file a Request for Continued Examination (RCE) or full Appeal Brief to overcome the improper rejection.
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…]