WHIPgroup successfully argued to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) that its client’s invention is patentable over several cited references. The claimed invention relates to an endoscopy system including a laser diode configured to emit a wavelength suitable for a photodynamic application. The Examiner had rejected all claims as allegedly being obvious in view of combination of two references. On appeal, WHIPgroup argued that several claimed features were absent from the cited references, and that the references taught away from the Examiner’s proposed combination of the references. The PTAB agreed with WHIPgroup’s arguments and reversed the Examiner. Shortly thereafter, the Examiner allowed all pending claims.
WHIPgroup has prevailed in another patent appeal before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The invention relates to an adjustable piston with an inner plastic nut that helps withstand high frequency pulsing loads. The [Read More…]
Earlier this month WHIPgroup asked the Supreme Court to take up the important issue of whether a court can overlook factual allegations in a patentee’s infringement complaint at the pleading stage and find that the [Read More…]
WHIPgroup Successfully obtained patent allowance with an Appeal Brief. The invention is directed to an agitator ball mill, and has cams with specific ratios that improve mixing, cooling, and durability. The Patent Office rejected all [Read More…]