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.
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…]
By Stephen F.W. Ball and Benjamin N. Luehrs You might think litigation, especially complex litigation like patent litigation, decreases in times of economic turbulence. History shows the opposite. This is somewhat intuitive because, in [Read More…]