WHIPgroup successfully obtained allowance of claims for a microminiature computer after unsuccessful attempts by another firm starting in 2009. Having grown frustrated with the process and unable to obtain a patent over the decade-long period, the applicant sought help from WHIPgroup after receiving another final office action. WHIPgroup attorneys immediate scheduled an interview with the examiner to explain the context of the invention and differences with the prior art. WHIPgroup then used the After Final Consideration Program to submit formal amendments that clarified the inventive concept and even broadened the protection by focusing the claim scope. The Examiner allowed the application without further rejection.
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…]