Whitmyer IP Group’s attorneys secured a decision from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) reversing all prior art rejections in U.S. Patent Application No. 12/500,421. The claims relate to an industrial robot having at least two attachment mechanisms. After oral argument was held on November 10, 2015, the PTAB agreed with Whitmyer IP Group’s arguments that the Examiner’s rejections were based on impermissible hindsight, impermissibly assembled the prior art using the pending claims as a roadmap and lacked the articulate reasoning with some rational underpinning needed to support the legal conclusion of obviousness.
By Wesley W. Whitmyer, Jr. Not every person is a match for every job. Patents are expensive and complicated legal documents. No less authority than the US Supreme Court noted long ago that “[t]he specification [Read More…]
By William L Birks III In a patent infringement suit, plaintiffs often seek damages for lost sales of infringing products. While this is the most obvious source of recovery, opportunities for larger damage rewards may [Read More…]
WHIPgroup recently made appearances on behalf of client WhitServe LLC in two IPRs brought by Dropbox Inc. The IPRs were filed in response to WhitServe’s patent infringement lawsuit against Dropbox Inc. in the District of Delaware. WhitServe’s U.S. Patent [Read More…]