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 Hao Zhang and Patrick D. Duplessis U.S. inventors seeking to protect their IP rights worldwide often file foreign patent applications in markets where they conduct business or where they are likely to find infringers [Read More…]
The Federal Circuit recently provided insight into the complicated issue of § 101 subject matter eligibility for method of treatment claims. In Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc v West-Ward Pharmaceuticals, 887 F.3d. 1117 (Fed. Cir. 2018), a [Read More…]
On July 17, the WHIPgroup Tech Entrepreneur Meetup will return to the important topic of Artificial Intelligence. We will hear from the co-founders of Dreyev (pronounced “drive”), an interactive driving safety system that combines AI with [Read More…]