On August 28, 2015, Whitmyer IP Group’s attorneys secured a decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) reversing all the Examiner’s rejections of the eighteen (18) claims pending in U.S. Patent Application No. 14/108,980, which is assigned to ABB Technology AG. The claims relate to an offshore wind turbine assembly comprising a plurality of wind turbines interconnected by at least two levels of cables, which maintain the position and upright orientation of each wind turbine. The PTAB agreed with Whitmyer IP Group’s contentions that the Examiner’s prior art combination does not teach or suggest the disputed claim limitations. Allowance of the claims and issue of the patent is expected in due course. The ABB Technology AG appeal team included attorneys Wesley W. Whitmyer, Jr. and Michael A. Lavine.
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…]