December, 1st, 2021 at 10:12 am
By Stephen Ball Are your patents paying for themselves? If you are asking “how do I save on my patent budget?” then you are asking the wrong question. Instead, you should be asking “why am [Read More…]
May, 28th, 2020
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.