WHIPgroup obtained another patent allowance using the After Final Consideration Pilot (AFCP) Program. In U.S. Application No. 13/452,108 directed to an endoscopic light conducting device, a Final Office Action rejected pending claims for obviousness. WHIPgroup attorneys argued that the combination of references did not teach all the elements of the present invention. Also, despite the Office Action alleging a benefit obtained by the combination, it was shown that there was no motivation to seek out the benefit. WHIPgroup’s successful use of the AFCP program helped its client avoid the need for an Appeal or RCE.
WHIPgroup successfully obtained an Order of Preliminary Injunction in connection with a Complaint and Emergency Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia [Read More…]
WHIPgroup continues to represent its client’s best interests, filing counterclaims in an ongoing arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association. WHIPgroup brought claims for breach of contract and unjust enrichment as well as tortious interference [Read More…]