WHIPgroup successfully used the USPTO’s new P3 program for an application directed to computer software for alerting an operator of a condition in an industrial system. The application received a Final Office Action that rejected the claims as obvious over multiple prior art references. WHIPgroup argued in the P3 request that the USPTO had failed to cite sufficient motivation for the combination, that the prior art discouraged the combination, and that the combination would not result in the claimed invention in any event. The P3 panel agreed with WHIPgroup’s arguments and the case was subsequently allowed without the need for either an Appeal or a Request for Continued Examination (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…]