On March 8, 2017, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) found all claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,420,151 (“the ‘151 patent”) unpatentable following an inter partes review (IPR) trial. The ‘151 Patent is directed to short wavelength visible reflectance imaging technology and is assigned to Novadaq Technologies, Inc. (NVDQ). WHIPgroup previously conducted oral argument on behalf of its client in December 2016, contending that each claim of the ‘151 Patent was either anticipated or obvious over the prior art. In its Final Written Decision, the PTAB found WHIPgroup’s arguments persuasive and held all the claims of the patent invalid.
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…]