After receiving a final rejection in U.S. Patent App. No. 16/304,583, WHIPgroup filed a Response including a request for participation in the After Final Consideration Pilot (AFCP) Program. During the AFCP interview, WHIPgroup attorneys convinced the Examiner that the cited art failed to disclose inventive features described in the amended independent claim. The Examiner accordingly issued a Notice of Allowance. The successful use of the AFCP program helped WHIPgroup’s client avoid the need for an Appeal or RCE, thereby saving the client a substantial amount of money in costs and fees.
By Christopher J. Stankus COVID-19 has brought numerous changes to the legal industry’s approach to working remotely. Some changes have been ordered by the courts, while others have been instituted by practitioners. Some of these [Read More…]
WHIPgroup secured a favorable decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), reversing all obviousness rejections of claims directed to a rotating electrical machine. In particular, WHIPgroup successfully argued that the prior art motor [Read More…]
On Thursday, May 21, 2020, the Southern District Court of California dismissed all claims brought by Hylete, Inc. against WHIPgroup clients Rob Orlando and Hybrid Athletics because, according to the Court, all Hylete’s claims were [Read More…]