WHIPgroup was successful in having obviousness rejections overturned by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The claimed invention relates to a modular video imaging system where the image acquisition, processing, control and display chain is segmented to optimize adaptability and compatibility. The Examiner rejected the independent claims as allegedly being obvious over a combination of references. On Appeal, WHIPgroup argued that the references failed to teach several limitations of the claimed invention and the Examiner provided insufficient evidence to support an obviousness conclusion. The Board agreed and accordingly reversed all rejections. A patent grant is expected in due course.
WHIPgroup successfully opposed two motions brought against its client Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc. (“KSEA”) by STERIS Instrument Management Services, Inc. (“STERIS-IMS”). STERIS-IMS sought to extend fact discovery in the long-running patent infringement case to take [Read More…]
Gulrukh Haroon is pursuing her JD at the University of Connecticut School of Law. She has a B.S. in biological sciences and political science from the University of Connecticut and is currently working on her [Read More…]
Henry Purtill is pursuing his J.D. at UConn Law School. Henry has been a participant in the Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Law Clinic where he has drafted and prosecuted patents, including successfully amending claim sets and [Read More…]