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.
WHIPgroup has prevailed in another patent appeal before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The invention relates to an adjustable piston with an inner plastic nut that helps withstand high frequency pulsing loads. The [Read More…]
Earlier this month WHIPgroup asked the Supreme Court to take up the important issue of whether a court can overlook factual allegations in a patentee’s infringement complaint at the pleading stage and find that the [Read More…]
WHIPgroup Successfully obtained patent allowance with an Appeal Brief. The invention is directed to an agitator ball mill, and has cams with specific ratios that improve mixing, cooling, and durability. The Patent Office rejected all [Read More…]