WHIPgroup obtained a Notice of Allowance on patent claims directed to a micro-invasive medical instrument. A Final Office Action rejected the claims over a combination of three prior art references. WHIPgroup attorneys argued that such a combination of disparate references was improper, and that the Office Action used impermissible hindsight in rejecting these claims. WHIPgroup utilized the AFCP program to argue the patentability of the claims and add additional dependent claims to ensure strong patent protection. The USPTO issued a Notice of Allowance with its AFCP Decision, avoiding the need for an Appeal or Request for Continued Examination.
By Wesley W. Whitmyer, Jr. Not every person is a match for every job. Patents are expensive and complicated legal documents. No less authority than the US Supreme Court noted long ago that “[t]he specification [Read More…]
By William L Birks III In a patent infringement suit, plaintiffs often seek damages for lost sales of infringing products. While this is the most obvious source of recovery, opportunities for larger damage rewards may [Read More…]
WHIPgroup recently made appearances on behalf of client WhitServe LLC in two IPRs brought by Dropbox Inc. The IPRs were filed in response to WhitServe’s patent infringement lawsuit against Dropbox Inc. in the District of Delaware. WhitServe’s U.S. Patent [Read More…]