WHIPgroup successfully argued two applications before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and obtained favorable decisions reversing written description and obviousness rejections. Both applications relate to a novel firearm cartridge that is designed to be fired by a center fire pistol and achieve ballistics resembling that of a rifle carbine. In its appeal briefs, WHIPgroup asserted that the drawings satisfied the written description requirement and that the single prior art reference failed to teach several features of the claimed invention. The Board agreed with WHIPgroup, finding legitimate arguments against the rejections were raised. A Notice of Allowance is expected for each application upon entering minor claim amendments.
Jasmine Gratton is completing her LL.M in Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law at Fordham University School of Law. She has an LL.B. from University of Bristol Law School in England, and completed her thesis [Read More…]
By Ryan Newell The USPTO has extended the expiration date for the Fast-Track Appeals Pilot Program (F-TAPP) through July 2, 2022. F-TAPP was established in July 2020 on a temporary basis, to provide for the [Read More…]
Whitmyer IP Group filed a Complaint in the District of Delaware on behalf of its clients Nicholas Harmon and With Light, Inc., formerly Verilux, Inc. The Complaint stems from a commercial transaction where Verilux’s assets [Read More…]