WHIPgroup succeeded in obtaining a reversal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) based solely on its appeal briefs. The claimed invention concerns a container crane control system which utilizes cropped images relative to captured images to control movement of a load. The Examiner had rejected all claims as being obvious and asserted that the prior art taught cropped images. In the appeal briefs, WHIPgroup argued that the Examiner relied upon an unreasonable interpretation of the prior art and failed to articulate a reason sufficient to justify an obviousness conclusion. Convinced by these arguments, the PTAB reversed all rejections to the claims. An allowance of the application is expected in due course.
WHIPgroup successfully appealed all rejections of a patent application for a parallel kinematics robot with integrated transmission. The Examiner had rejected the claims as being obvious over the combination of three references. On appeal, WHIPgroup [Read More…]
Dropbox was sued by WHIPgroup’s client WhitServe for infringement of a patent relating to an onsite backup system for third party data. In response, Dropbox challenged the novelty and non-obviousness of the patent with six [Read More…]
By Stephen Ball There is never a bad time to evaluate your intellectual property (IP) strategy. When most people think of IP, they think of issued patents and registered trademarks. However, IP strategy is not [Read More…]