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.
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…]
WHIPgroup is pleased to announce that Jacob (Jack) Alexander has joined the firm. Mr. Alexander has a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics with a concentration in mechanical engineering from Fordham University. Mr. Alexander graduated from [Read More…]