On September 1, 2015 Whitmyer IP Group filed a petition with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on behalf of its client for Inter Partes Review (IPR) of U.S. Patent No. 7,420,151 (“the ‘151 patent”), which is assigned to Novadaq Technologies, Inc. (NVDQ). The ‘151 patent is related to short wavelength visible reflectance imaging technology. The petition, which has been assigned Case No. IPR2015-01847, seeks review of all seventeen (17) of the ‘151 patent’s claims as anticipated or obvious under 35 U.S.C. §§ 102 and 103. Whitmyer IP Group believes that this filing will help its client to safeguard its IP investment and the technology at the core of its imaging solutions.
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…]