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Are Environmentalists the New Conservatives?

May, 4th, 2021

By Wesley W. Whitmyer, Jr.   Their ranks swelled as they gained momentum to fulfill their mission of Earth protection, but now that a majority of people agree that protecting the environment is a priority, [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Gets 103 Rejections Overturned on Appeal

March, 29th, 2021

WHIPgroup was successful in having obviousness rejections overturned by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The claimed invention relates to a modular video imaging system where the image acquisition, processing, control and display chain [Read More…]

Patent Allowance In Under 4 Months With Accelerated Examination

February, 8th, 2021

WHIPgroup successfully obtained allowance of another case using the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH). The invention is directed to a system for controlling network access to a terminal using a communication tunnel. The PPH request was [Read More…]

Environmental Patent Litigation

February, 1st, 2021

By Wesley W. Whitmyer, Jr. Patent litigation can be a powerful tool for improving the environment and protecting the planet.  Read on if this sentence sounds crazy.  Read on if you think patent litigation only [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Obtains PTAB Reversal Solely On Briefs

December, 15th, 2020

WHIPgroup succeeded in obtaining a reversal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) based solely on its appeal briefs.  The claimed invention concerns a container crane control system which utilizes cropped images relative to [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Succeeds in Reversing All Rejections on Appeal

December, 8th, 2020

WHIPgroup successfully appealed all rejections of a patent application for a parallel kinematics robot with integrated transmission. The Examiner had rejected the claims as being obvious over the combination of three references. On appeal, WHIPgroup [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Successfully Defends Patent Claims in Inter Partes Review (IPR)

November, 16th, 2020

Dropbox was sued by WHIPgroup’s client WhitServe for infringement of a patent relating to an onsite backup system for third party data. In response, Dropbox challenged the novelty and non-obviousness of the patent with six [Read More…]

IP Strategy: Don’t Miss The Forest Through The Trees

November, 10th, 2020

By Stephen Ball There is never a bad time to evaluate your intellectual property (IP) strategy. When most people think of IP, they think of issued patents and registered trademarks. However, IP strategy is not [Read More…]

Another PTAB Win

October, 14th, 2020

WHIPgroup has prevailed in another patent appeal before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The invention relates to an adjustable piston with an inner plastic nut that helps withstand high frequency pulsing loads. The [Read More…]

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