WHIPgroup successfully defended summary judgment for a patent infringement case before the US International Trade Commission. The Respondents filed a motion for summary judgment of non-infringement based on their proposed claim construction of the term “additive.” The patent at issue is directed to a medical system having only two additives, and the Respondents argued that their system included a third additive in the form of a silicon coating. After oral argument, the Administrative Law Judge denied the motion, finding that Respondents had failed to rebut that the silicon coating forms part of the medical device itself. As a result, claim construction was unnecessary in resolving the issue.
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…]