In an increasingly competitive global marketplace, entrepreneurs must work hard not only to differentiate their products and services, but also to protect their intellectual property (IP). IP is a vital part of a company’s vitality and growth and directly impact bottom lines and business strategies. In “Tech Startups and the Patenting Process – Founders’ Views from the Top,” esteemed panelists will share their experiences in obtaining patents from their perspectives as founders, company presidents, and CEOs. They will answer recurring questions of entrepreneurs, such as when they patented, what they patented, how long it took, how much it cost, issues, obstacles, and lessons learned. Afterwards, the panel will take specific questions followed by a general audience Q&A led by partners from Stamford’s Whitmyer IP Group, who will discuss best patenting practices. Register here.
WHIPgroup obtained another patent allowance using the After Final Consideration Pilot (AFCP) Program. In U.S. Application No. 15/239,469 directed to an eccentric well pipe, a Final Office Action rejected pending claims for obviousness. WHIPgroup attorneys [Read More…]
WHIPgroup attorneys were successful in using the Pre-Appeal Brief Review program to overcome a final rejection. During prosecution, the USPTO rejected claims directed to a method for actively damping oscillations in a compression process as [Read More…]
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