After a video conference oral argument before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, WHIPgroup attorneys secured a written opinion reversing anticipation and obviousness rejections of patents claims from the Patent Office. The patent application claims a feeding device for an in-line screw machine. The PTAB found that the Examiner erred by disregarding various limitations of the claims when considering the cited prior are references. The PTAB disagreed and reversed all of the rejections in favor of WHIPgroup’s client. Allowance of the patent application is expected in due course.
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…]