In 2016 WHIPgroup helped its clients obtain 233 US Patents, with 135 of those patents issued in the second half of the year. As our prosecution practice continues to grow, our attorneys gain experience handling an incredibly diverse range of technical issues in an ever-changing patent landscape.
Documented weekly in our @PTTAB Blog, WHIPgroup attorneys are actively involved in appellate proceedings before the USPTO and closely scrutinize the opinions of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) to stay ahead of any shifts in the law. Our knowledge and experience with the PTAB informs our approach to the daily work of drafting and prosecuting patent applications, and gives us an advantage over many other patent firms. This is reflected in the fact that WHIPgroup attorneys have achieved successful outcomes in over 70% of full appeals before the PTAB, and in over 80% of applications facing a Final Office Action rejection.