WHIPgroup Obtains PTAB Reversal of Examiner’s Rejection Under § 103

July, 19th, 2018

WHIPgroup attorneys successfully appealed an obviousness rejection for a patent application directed to a flexible medical instrument. WHIPgroup argued that one skilled in the art would not appreciate the prior art’s “pinion and rack gears” [Read More…]

“Artificial Intelligence for Driver Safety,” at WHIPgroup Meetup, Tuesday July 17 at 6pm

July, 2nd, 2018

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…]

WHIPgroup’s InventLab Featured In The News

June, 25th, 2018

WHIPgroup was recently featured in a Stamford Advocate business article about it’s newly launched InventLab to assist local startups. Read the article here.

USPTO Issues Training on Well-Understood, Routine, Conventional Activity

June, 18th, 2018

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued training regarding the recent holding of the Federal Circuit in Berkheimer v. HP, Inc. The USPTO Training clarifies the inquiry into whether a claim limitation or combination of elements represents [Read More…]

Pre-Appeal Brief Results in Allowance

June, 5th, 2018

WHIPgroup successfully used the Pre-Appeal procedure to obtain allowance without the need for filing an RCE or Appeal Brief. The invention relates to a covering for a dilation tool that can be used in endoscopic [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Welcomes Hao Zhang To The Firm As A Summer Law Clerk

June, 5th, 2018

Hao Zhang is pursuing her J.D. at University of Connecticut School of Law.  She previously worked two years in a private law firm on patent prosecution with an emphasis on the electronic and electrical arts, [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Welcomes Sean Paquette To The Firm As A Summer Law Clerk

June, 5th, 2018

Sean Paquette is an evening student at the University of Connecticut School of Law.  As an evening student, Sean participates in University of Connecticut’s Intellectual Property Law Clinic representing entrepreneurs prosecuting computer software and medical [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Welcomes Andrew Kerrick To The Firm As A Summer Law Clerk

May, 24th, 2018

Andrew Kerrick is a rising 3L at the University of New Hampshire School of Law.  He previously interned in the Office of Legal Counsel at the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services under [Read More…]

Pre-Appeal Brief Nets Another Win

May, 24th, 2018

Following a Pre-Appeal Brief filed by WHIPgroup attorneys, the USPTO recently decided to reopen prosecution for a patent application directed towards a device for testing vehicle electrical energy storage systems. The Office Action had argued [Read More…]

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