WHIPgroup was successful in using the Pre-Appeal Brief Conference Program to obtain allowance of an application for a suture holding system. On the basis of its pre-appeal request, WHIPgroup convinced the panel of examiners that the prior art references fail to teach the claimed invention and that the combination thereof impermissibly changes the operating principle of the primary reference. Accordingly, a full appeal proceeding was not necessary, and a notice of allowance has been issued.
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…]