WHIPgroup successfully obtained reversal of rejections for all claims in an Ex Parte Appeal. The computer-implemented invention is directed to secure joining of a computer as a node in a process control system without the need to pre-install software. The application received a Final Office Action citing multiple prior art references directed to configuring computer nodes on a network. WHIPgroup attorneys argued that the prior art failed to disclose the claimed setup tool that is activated by a computer that has not yet been joined as a node in the system. The PTAB agreed with WHIPgroup’s arguments, stating that the Examiner failed to identify sufficient evidence that a combination of prior art references teaches the claimed invention.
By Hao Zhang and Patrick D. Duplessis U.S. inventors seeking to protect their IP rights worldwide often file foreign patent applications in markets where they conduct business or where they are likely to find infringers [Read More…]
The Federal Circuit recently provided insight into the complicated issue of § 101 subject matter eligibility for method of treatment claims. In Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc v West-Ward Pharmaceuticals, 887 F.3d. 1117 (Fed. Cir. 2018), a [Read More…]
On July 17, the WHIPgroup Tech Entrepreneur Meetup will return to the important topic of Artificial Intelligence. We will hear from the co-founders of Dreyev (pronounced “drive”), an interactive driving safety system that combines AI with [Read More…]