WHIPgroup has been listed by Managing IP magazine as one of the most active law firms before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Attorneys Wesley W. Whitmyer, Jr., Michael J. Kosma and Michael A. Lavine have been counsel of record in more than a dozen Inter Partes Review (IPR) and Covered Business Method (CBM) proceedings before the PTAB. Since the introduction of the America Invents Act, IPR and CBM proceedings have been popular avenues for attacking the validity of U.S. patents. WHIPgroup’s attorneys were among the first to litigate an IPR proceeding. In this fast-moving area of patent law, WHIPgroup is leveraging its expertise to both defend its clients’ patents against IPR/CBM petitions, and to challenge the validity of its clients’ competitors’ patents. WHIPgroup is geared towards continued growth in this field.
WHIPgroup obtained another patent allowance using the After Final Consideration Pilot (AFCP) Program. In U.S. Application No. 15/239,469 directed to an eccentric well pipe, a Final Office Action rejected pending claims for obviousness. WHIPgroup attorneys [Read More…]
WHIPgroup attorneys were successful in using the Pre-Appeal Brief Review program to overcome a final rejection. During prosecution, the USPTO rejected claims directed to a method for actively damping oscillations in a compression process as [Read More…]
By Patrick D. Duplessis In a petition filed this month with the U.S. Supreme Court, patent owner Cave Consulting Group (CCGroup) draws attention to a persistent split at the Federal Circuit concerning foundational claim construction [Read More…]