WHIPgroup has obtained allowance on claims directed to a shortcut navigator for industrial monitoring and control systems. A Final Office Action rejected the claims based on a combination of three prior art references. WHIPgroup attorneys argued to a P3 Panel program that the cited prior art does not disclose the invention and that caution should be used when rejecting computer-implemented inventions based on software that “could” be programmed in the claimed way. The Decision proposed an amendment based on the argument and WHIPgroup was able to secure allowance of the application without the need for RCE or Appeal.
By Wesley W. Whitmyer, Jr. Not every person is a match for every job. Patents are expensive and complicated legal documents. No less authority than the US Supreme Court noted long ago that “[t]he specification [Read More…]
By William L Birks III In a patent infringement suit, plaintiffs often seek damages for lost sales of infringing products. While this is the most obvious source of recovery, opportunities for larger damage rewards may [Read More…]
WHIPgroup recently made appearances on behalf of client WhitServe LLC in two IPRs brought by Dropbox Inc. The IPRs were filed in response to WhitServe’s patent infringement lawsuit against Dropbox Inc. in the District of Delaware. WhitServe’s U.S. Patent [Read More…]