WHIPgroup secured a favorable decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), reversing all rejections of an application directed to a hybrid transformer core. The Examiner had rejected the independent claims as allegedly being obvious over the combination of three references. On Appeal, WHIPgroup successfully argued that a prior art transformer core cannot be modified to have yokes of amorphous steel and limbs of grain oriented steel because it would detract from the prior art’s purpose of constructing the core using identical constituents of the same magnetic powder material. The PTAB was also convinced that the Examiner’s obviousness reasons lacked rational underpinning in light of the explicit teachings of the prior art. Issuance of a patent containing all pending claims is expected in due course.
February 2020 saw the culmination of a 7-year long Federal Court litigation between WHIPgroup client Bruce Kirby, designer of the famed Laser Sailboat, and builders of the Laser, Quarter Moon, Incorporated (“QMI”) and LaserPerformance (Europe) [Read More…]
WHIPgroup attorney Patrick Duplessis will speak on patent eligibility of artificial intelligence (AI) at the 36th Annual Joint Patent Practice Seminar in New York City on April 15, 2020. The one-day seminar brings together hundreds [Read More…]
At the next WHIPgroup Tech Entrepreneur Meetup we will be exploring today’s TV landscape and what it means to consumers. When veteran television executive Virginia Juliano saw the rise of OTT Devices (Apple TV, Roku [Read More…]