The invention is directed to a trocar assembly for minimally invasive surgery. The application received a final office action rejecting all claims for being anticipated by three different references. WHIPgroup filed an Appeal and argued that the cited art operates in different ways to achieve different results, and that Applicant’s unique structure was not found in the prior art. WHIPgroup also argued that the Examiner had a made an unreasonably broad claim interpretation that was inconsistent with Applicant’s specification. After oral argument the Board reversed the rejections and allowed the claims.
WHIPgroup obtained a successful outcome for its client in which all rejections were reversed by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. The claimed invention concerns a graphical user interface of a process control system used [Read More…]
By Wesley W. Whitmyer, Jr. Congress is seriously considering effectively abolishing not only section 101 but all judge-made law limiting the scope of patent protection beyond 102 prior art. The language in the legislative proposal [Read More…]
At the next WHIPgroup Tech Entrepreneur Meetup we will explore the modern renaissance in aerospace, fast-prototyping and worldwide manufacturing resources. Mark Strauss co-founded WaveAerospace from his coworking desk in Stamford in 2014, with an idea [Read More…]