Chris’ practice focuses on patent litigation and prosecution with an emphasis in the biotechnical, pharmaceutical, medical device, and mechanical-related arts. He has litigated patent infringement cases in federal district courts around the country and has experience with due diligence, pre-suit investigation, and preparing opinions related to infringement and validity. Prior to joining the firm, Chris was an attorney for a large intellectual property law firm in New York City, worked in the patent prosecution department at a Fortune 500 company, and was an engineer at a top-rated consulting firm.
By Stephen F.W. Ball, Jr. Motions to dismiss, also called 12(b)(6) motions, have been used to eviscerate patent rights on the basis that a patent is allegedly directed to an “abstract concept” and thus lacks [Read More…]
WHIPgroup obtained another patent allowance using the After Final Consideration Pilot (AFCP) Program. In U.S. Application No. 15/239,469 directed to an eccentric well pipe, a Final Office Action rejected pending claims for obviousness. WHIPgroup attorneys [Read More…]
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 [Read More…]