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 being obvious over the combination of two references. In the Pre-Appeal Brief, WHIPgroup argued that there was no motivation to combine the references and that the proposed combination would require a change in the operational principle of the primary reference. WHIPgroup’s arguments convinced the panel of examiners to withdraw the final rejection and reopen prosecution, thereby avoiding the need for an Appeal or Request for Continued Examination.
WHIPgroup successfully obtained an Order of Preliminary Injunction in connection with a Complaint and Emergency Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia [Read More…]
WHIPgroup continues to represent its client’s best interests, filing counterclaims in an ongoing arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association. WHIPgroup brought claims for breach of contract and unjust enrichment as well as tortious interference [Read More…]