WHIPgroup secured a favorable decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), reversing all obviousness rejections of claims directed to a rotating electrical machine. In particular, WHIPgroup successfully argued that the prior art motor did not include a plurality of serially connected switching cells but instead switch sets connected independently of each other. The PTAB was also convinced that the Examiner’s obviousness reasoning was flawed since the main purpose of the primary reference was isolating the motor’s electromagnetic circuits. In fact, the Board pointed out that the Examiner’s analysis relied on impermissible hindsight. Issuance of a patent is expected in due course.
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…]