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.
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…]