WHIPgroup obtained a successful outcome for its client in which all rejections were reversed by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. The claimed invention concerns a graphical user interface of a process control system used for monitoring and control purposes in an industrial installation. The Examiner had rejected the claims as being obvious over two references. On appeal, WHIPgroup argued that the references failed to teach view integration. The Board was convinced by WHIPgroup’s arguments, finding not only that the references described overlapping graphical windows, but that the Examiner’s analysis read the key element out of the claims. Issuance of a patent containing all pending claims is expected in due course.
WHIPgroup has prevailed in another patent appeal before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The invention relates to an adjustable piston with an inner plastic nut that helps withstand high frequency pulsing loads. The [Read More…]
Earlier this month WHIPgroup asked the Supreme Court to take up the important issue of whether a court can overlook factual allegations in a patentee’s infringement complaint at the pleading stage and find that the [Read More…]
WHIPgroup Successfully obtained patent allowance with an Appeal Brief. The invention is directed to an agitator ball mill, and has cams with specific ratios that improve mixing, cooling, and durability. The Patent Office rejected all [Read More…]