WHIPgroup attorneys were successful in reversing all prior art rejections of claims directed to a medical apparatus for mounting a sheath onto the distal end of a surgical shaft instrument. WHIPgroup argued that the cited reference was outside the field of endeavor of the present invention and failed to disclose various functional limitations. The PTAB agreed with WHIPgroup’s arguments, stating that “the Examiner ‘is required to make sufficient factual findings, such that it can reasonably infer that the prior art product and that of the patent at issue are the same.’ Howmedica Osteonics Corp. V. Zimmer Inc., 640 Fed. Appx. 951, 958 (Fed. Cir. 2016).” Oral argument was conducted using WHIPgroup’s video conferencing system, saving the expense of traveling to Washington, D.C.
WHIPGroup previously filed a Motion to Dismiss a patent infringement suit filed against its client TomTom in the Western District of Texas. Rather than opposing WHIPGroup’s motion to dismiss, Plaintiff MDSP Technologies LLC voluntarily dismissed [Read More…]
WHIPgroup succeeded in having anticipation and indefiniteness rejections overturned by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The claimed invention relates to a sequencing station that manages both sequencing and restacking tasks. The Examiner had [Read More…]
WHIPGroup filed a Motion to Dismiss for improper venue in the Western District of Texas on behalf of its client TomTom North America, Inc. Plaintiff MDSP Technologies LLC alleges that TomTom North America, Inc. infringes [Read More…]