WHIPgroup obtained another patent allowance just by filing an Appeal Brief. The application relates to a medical shaft instrument having a force transmission element that provides torsional and axial rigidity. The Examiner had rejected the claims as being obvious over multiple prior art references. In the Appeal Brief, WHIPgroup presented a trio of arguments: (1) the combination of references fail to teach all the limitations of the claimed invention; (2) there would not have been any motivation to combine the references; and (3) even the combination would not arrive at the claimed invention. After receiving the Appeal Brief, the Examiner issued a Notice of Allowance allowing all claims, without the need for further prosecution.
February 2020 saw the culmination of a 7-year long Federal Court litigation between WHIPgroup client Bruce Kirby, designer of the famed Laser Sailboat, and builders of the Laser, Quarter Moon, Incorporated (“QMI”) and LaserPerformance (Europe) [Read More…]
WHIPgroup attorney Patrick Duplessis will speak on patent eligibility of artificial intelligence (AI) at the 36th Annual Joint Patent Practice Seminar in New York City on April 15, 2020. The one-day seminar brings together hundreds [Read More…]
At the next WHIPgroup Tech Entrepreneur Meetup we will be exploring today’s TV landscape and what it means to consumers. When veteran television executive Virginia Juliano saw the rise of OTT Devices (Apple TV, Roku [Read More…]