WHIPgroup Overcomes Rejection Through Another Successful Pre-Appeal Brief

November, 29th, 2018

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 depositing a group IV crystal layer on a [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Obtains Allowance Using the AFCP Program

November, 16th, 2018

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 Succeeds in Overcoming Rejections with Pre-Appeal Brief Review

November, 15th, 2018

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…]

Examiner Reversed on All Obviousness Grounds on Appeal

November, 14th, 2018

WHIPgroup successfully argued to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board that its client’s invention is patentable over an examiner’s rejection.  The claimed invention is directed to a medical instrument that more easily and reliably identifies [Read More…]

Combating Cyber Security Challenges In An Interconnected World

November, 2nd, 2018

In the rapidly developing landscape of mobile phones, connected devices, and social networks, new vulnerabilities exist for motivated adversaries to exploit.  Failure to prioritize cyber security strategy can be fatal to the long-term success of [Read More…]

Another Pre-Appeal Brief Results in Allowance

October, 22nd, 2018

WHIPgroup successfully used the Pre-Appeal program to obtain allowance on an application directed to an endoscope for illuminating a manipulating region. The invention uses optical fiber bundles to selectively illuminate different areas of the manipulating [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit

October, 16th, 2018

WHIPgroup filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Stryker Corporation and Stryker Communications, Inc. on behalf of its client Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc. in the Northern District of California. KSEA asserts that three patents, one directed [Read More…]

Court Grants Vineyard Vines Temporary Restraining Order

October, 12th, 2018

On October 9th WHIPgroup filed a Complaint and Motion for Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut on behalf of Vineyard Vines. The case is against serial counterfeiters [Read More…]

Not Just on HBO — The #NewInternet comes to Stamford

October, 12th, 2018

Fans of HBO’s hit Silicon Valley know of the New Internet as an idea that the Pied Piper team was developing as a way to take control away from centralized servers and put the power [Read More…]

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