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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…]

WHIPgroup Welcomes Juan Gutierrez to the Firm As A Law Clerk

November, 1st, 2021

Juan Gutierrez is pursuing his J.D. at the University of Connecticut School of Law and has completed the Intellectual Property Law Certificate. In law school, he gained membership to the Connecticut Moot Court Board, Connecticut [Read More…]

Another PTAB Reversal Obtained By WHIPgroup

November, 1st, 2021

WHIPgroup successfully obtained another reversal of an Examiner’s rejections on appeal to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The invention is directed to a medical imaging system with an overlay aid for indicating an [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Successfully Obtains Allowance through Mere Filing of Appeal Brief

October, 27th, 2021

WHIPgroup obtained patent allowance simply by filing an Appeal Brief. The invention relates to a method and control system for controlling a power converter to mimic a synchronous generator when connected to an electrical grid. [Read More…]

USPTO Announces Further Expansion to Track One Prioritized Examination

October, 5th, 2021

The USPTO issued an interim rule further expanding the availability of Track One Prioritized Examination. The interim rule increases the annual limit of Track One requests that may be accepted from 12,000 to 15,000. This [Read More…]

Grow Your Patent Portfolio with Vertical Farming

August, 9th, 2021

By Ryan Newell The agriculture industry is undergoing rapid and revolutionary changes. Inventors should take notice. The traditional farming system is threatened by accelerating water shortages and an ever-growing population. To sustain everyone, it must [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Welcomes Jasmine Gratton to the Firm As A Law Clerk

July, 27th, 2021

Jasmine Gratton is completing her LL.M in Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law at Fordham University School of Law. She has an LL.B. from University of Bristol Law School in England, and completed her thesis [Read More…]

USPTO Announces Extension of Fast-Track Appeals Pilot Program

July, 12th, 2021

By Ryan Newell The USPTO has extended the expiration date for the Fast-Track Appeals Pilot Program (F-TAPP) through July 2, 2022. F-TAPP was established in July 2020 on a temporary basis, to provide for the [Read More…]

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