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.
Recently, WHIPGROUP engaged in an arbitration that included a five day hearing in the City. Here are some thoughts about why arbitration is different (not clearly better or worse) than litigation. Venue The AAA arbitral [Read More…]
WHIPGroup previously filed a Motion to Dismiss a patent infringement suit filed against its client TomTom in the Western District of Texas. Rather than opposing WHIPGroup’s motion to dismiss, Plaintiff MDSP Technologies LLC voluntarily dismissed [Read More…]
WHIPgroup succeeded in having anticipation and indefiniteness rejections overturned by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The claimed invention relates to a sequencing station that manages both sequencing and restacking tasks. The Examiner had [Read More…]