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 was successful in reversing novelty rejections before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The claimed invention relates to the protection of electrical machines and load against harmful shaft voltages that can cause bearing [Read More…]
The USPTO recently announced a pilot program to explore the effect of allowing applicants to defer responding to subject matter eligibility rejections. Federal Register :: Deferred Subject Matter Eligibility Response Pilot Program. The program is [Read More…]
Mr. Keeler is an experienced patent and trademark prosecutor and accomplished litigator. He draws heavily on his background in the electrical, computing, mechanical arts to obtain global patent protection for his clients. Mr. Keeler also [Read More…]