WHIPgroup successfully appealed all rejections of a patent application for a parallel kinematics robot with integrated transmission. The Examiner had rejected the claims as being obvious over the combination of three references. On appeal, WHIPgroup argued that the cited art failed to teach a robot base being one piece in homogenous material. The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) was persuaded by WHIPgroup’s arguments and found the Examiner’s analysis of the prior art erroneous. Accordingly, the PTAB reversed the rejections, and the application is expected to issue in due course.
WHIPgroup succeeded in obtaining a reversal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) based solely on its appeal briefs. The claimed invention concerns a container crane control system which utilizes cropped images relative to [Read More…]
Dropbox was sued by WHIPgroup’s client WhitServe for infringement of a patent relating to an onsite backup system for third party data. In response, Dropbox challenged the novelty and non-obviousness of the patent with six [Read More…]
By Stephen Ball There is never a bad time to evaluate your intellectual property (IP) strategy. When most people think of IP, they think of issued patents and registered trademarks. However, IP strategy is not [Read More…]