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.
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…]