In the past decade, the popularity of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, has grown at an accelerated pace due to recognition of their potential uses and benefits in commercial, industrial, and military sectors. Drones have been deployed in construction and maintenance work, monitoring and inspection jobs, agriculture, public safety, and soon package delivery. It is no surprise that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has seen an increasing number of patent filings for drone-related technology, and WHIPgroup is positioned at the forefront of this effort. Recently, WHIPgroup obtained a granted patent for a multinational company relating to UAV inspection of solar panels (U.S. Patent No. 10,207,801). Issuance of the patent came after the application was rejected as being obvious over prior art. WHIPgroup attorneys distinguished the cited art, arguing that multiple features of the invention were not taught and that there would not have been any reason to combine the cited art to arrive at the invention. With experience in securing patents involving UAV technology, WHIPgroup is ready to assist all with their UAV innovation.
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