WHIPgroup successfully convinced the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) that all outstanding novelty and obviousness rejections asserted against its client’s patent application should be reversed. The claimed invention relates to a medical instrument with a handling device that allows for releasable mechanical connection with several actuation devices in the instrument. The Examiner had rejected the independent claim as allegedly being anticipated by a prior patent, and rejected all dependent claims as allegedly being obvious in view of a combination of references. On appeal, WHIPgroup argued that several claimed features were absent from the prior patent cited by the Examiner. The PTAB agreed with WHIPgroup’s arguments and reversed the Examiner. Shortly thereafter, the Examiner allowed all pending claims.
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…]