WHIPgroup is pleased to report another success from using the USPTO’s Pre-Appeal Brief Request for Review program. A Final Office Action rejected the claims of a patent application directed to a novel, length-adjustable endoscopic device. In the Pre-Appeal Brief, WHIPgroup attorneys argued that the Final Office Action overstated the features of the prior art, which would not enable a person having ordinary skill in the art to achieve the claimed invention. Further, WHIPgroup argued that the Final Office Action failed to provide any support or analysis to support the rejection. WHIPgroup’s arguments convinced the panel of three examiners to withdraw the final rejection and reopen prosecution, avoiding the need for an Appeal or Request for Continuation.
On August 21, the WHIPgroup Tech Entrepreneur Meetup will delve into the fast-moving world of data science as applied to programmatic media strategies. Our speaker will be Mike Kalman, CEO of Stamford-based Media Crossing. Media [Read More…]
WHIPgroup attorneys successfully appealed an obviousness rejection for a patent application directed to a flexible medical instrument. WHIPgroup argued that one skilled in the art would not appreciate the prior art’s “pinion and rack gears” [Read More…]
By Benjamin N. Luehrs and Hao Zhang Inter Partes Review (IPR) is an effective procedure for invalidating a competitor’s patent whereby a petitioner cites other patents and printed publications (i.e., “prior art”) to argue that [Read More…]