WHIPgroup obtained another Notice of Allowance using the AFCP (After Final Consideration Pilot) Program on patent claims directed to a method of producing a starting material for the manufacture of rare earth magnets. A Final Office Action rejected the claims for lacking enablement and being obvious over prior art. In response, WHIPgroup requested AFCP to argue that the specification contained sufficient information as to enable a skilled artisan to make and use the claimed invention. Amendments were also made to put all claims of the application in condition for allowance. WHIPgroup’s successful use of the AFCP program helped its client avoid the need for a costly Appeal or RCE.
Recently, WHIPGROUP engaged in an arbitration that included a five day hearing in the City. Here are some thoughts about why arbitration is different (not clearly better or worse) than litigation. Venue The AAA arbitral [Read More…]
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…]