WHIPgroup is pleased to announce that it has elected Stephen Ball as a member of the firm. Mr. Ball serves as outside IP counsel for U.S. and international companies and his specialties include IP portfolio management, litigation, due diligence, licensing, and opinion work. He has litigated patent and trademark cases around the country, is a registered patent attorney with a proven track record of success at the PTAB, and has an active anti-counterfeiting practice. Mr. Ball has a degree in Computer Science and was a software developer for one of the first Software-as-a-Service providers before attending law school. He has been with WHIPgroup since its founding.
WHIPgroup obtained another patent allowance using the After Final Consideration Pilot (AFCP) Program. In U.S. Application No. 15/239,469 directed to an eccentric well pipe, a Final Office Action rejected pending claims for obviousness. WHIPgroup attorneys [Read More…]
WHIPgroup attorneys were successful in using the Pre-Appeal Brief Review program to overcome a final rejection. During prosecution, the USPTO rejected claims directed to a method for actively damping oscillations in a compression process as [Read More…]
By Patrick D. Duplessis In a petition filed this month with the U.S. Supreme Court, patent owner Cave Consulting Group (CCGroup) draws attention to a persistent split at the Federal Circuit concerning foundational claim construction [Read More…]