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WHIPgroup Succeeds Again in Obtaining Allowance with AFCP

February, 15th, 2022

WHIPgroup obtained another Notice of Allowance using the AFCP (After Final Consideration Pilot) Program on patent claims directed to a method of producing a starting material for the manufacture of rare earth magnets. A Final [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Successfully Obtains PTAB Reversal

January, 25th, 2022

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…]

USPTO Announces Deferred Subject Matter Eligibility Response (DSMER) Pilot Program

January, 14th, 2022

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…]

WHIPgroup Elects Robert D. Keeler and Christopher J. Stankus as Members

January, 4th, 2022

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…]

Wesley W. Whitmyer, Jr. Selected as Global Law Experts’ 2022 IP Litigation Representative in Connecticut

December, 15th, 2021

Wesley W. Whitmyer, Jr. was selected as the IP Litigation Representative in Connecticut by Global Law Experts (GLE). GLE is a recommendation service and reference source profiling the leading partners and law firms for all [Read More…]

Happy Holidays from WHIPgroup!

December, 7th, 2021

WHIPgroup Successfully Obtained Patent Allowance using AFCP

December, 1st, 2021

WHIPgroup successfully obtained another patent allowance using the AFCP (After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0 Program). The invention is directed to a system for automating preparation of intellectual property filings. During prosecution, WHIPgroup successfully overcame rejections [Read More…]

Fast Track to Patent Allowance

November, 29th, 2021

WHIPgroup continues its successful use of the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) with another allowance. The invention is directed to a system for controlling network access for a terminal using a tunnel. The Notice of Allowance [Read More…]

Wesley W. Whitmyer, Jr. Wins 2021 Leaders in Law Global Award for IP Expert of the Year in Connecticut

November, 10th, 2021

Wesley W. Whitmyer, Jr. was selected as the IP Expert of the Year in Connecticut by Leaders in Law. Given annually by Leaders in Law, the awards are an international recognition of excellence in legal [Read More…]

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