U.S. Patent Number 9,060,674 entitled “Auto Zoom for Video Camera” issued June 23, 2015 and is the first U.S. patent to be issued by Whitmyer IP Group. The patent is owned by KARL STORZ Imaging, Inc of Goleta, California. KARL STORZ, a world leader in endoscopic imaging, turned to WHIPgroup to protect this invention related to optimization of medical images on a display. WHIPgroup attorneys Wesley W. Whitmyer, Jr. and Roy D. Gross drafted and prosecuted the patent application.
By Stephen F.W. Ball, Jr. Motions to dismiss, also called 12(b)(6) motions, have been used to eviscerate patent rights on the basis that a patent is allegedly directed to an “abstract concept” and thus lacks [Read More…]
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…]