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Want To Cut Your Patent Budget? Focus On Value, Not Cost

December, 1st, 2021

By Stephen Ball Are your patents paying for themselves? If you are asking “how do I save on my patent budget?” then you are asking the wrong question. Instead, you should be asking “why am [Read More…]

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…]

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…]

The Federal Circuit Needs More Patent Attorneys

August, 31st, 2021

By Stephen Ball A decision earlier this summer underscores ongoing problems with patent law jurisprudence at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“Federal Circuit”). In Yu v Apple, the Federal Circuit invalidated [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…]

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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