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WHIPgroup Adds Another Win to its PTAB Appeal Record

October, 15th, 2019

WHIPgroup successfully appealed rejections of a patent application directed to a surgical system.  The system includes a hollow shaft and a shaft-type instrument that is secured within the hollow shaft in a manner to provide [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Secures Another Ex Parte Appeal Win

October, 15th, 2019

The invention is directed to a trocar assembly for minimally invasive surgery. The application received a final office action rejecting all claims for being anticipated by three different references. WHIPgroup filed an Appeal and argued [Read More…]

Video Games; Press Yes to Continue

October, 9th, 2019

By Andrew P. Siuta The next generation of gaming consoles is quickly approaching.  Microsoft revealed its new gaming console generation with the Xbox Scarlett and Sony revealed the PlayStation 5.  However, with the advances in [Read More…]

Continuation Applications Should be Part of Your Patent Strategy

September, 25th, 2019

By Stephen F.W. Ball, Jr. One of the easiest and most strategic ways to build up a patent portfolio is using continuation applications. A continuation application is a “child” application filed during the pendency of [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Obtains Allowance Following PTAB Reversal of Novelty and Obviousness Rejections

September, 23rd, 2019

WHIPgroup successfully convinced the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) that all outstanding novelty and obviousness rejections asserted against its client’s patent application should be reversed.  The claimed invention relates to a medical instrument with [Read More…]

Could AI be the Largest Pharma Co.? USPTO Requests Public Comments on Patenting AI

September, 17th, 2019

By Mackenzie L. Long Earlier this year the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released eligibility guidelines for AI-related inventions. However, there still remains multiple questions regarding the ability to patent AI inventions. Late [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Wins Another PTAB Appeal, Leading to Allowance of All Claims

September, 16th, 2019

WHIPgroup successfully argued to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) that its client’s invention is patentable over several cited references.  The claimed invention relates to an endoscopy system including a laser diode configured to [Read More…]

Virtual Marking Must be Product-Specific

September, 11th, 2019

By William L. Birks III A Federal District Court for the District of Delaware has decided that for a product to be virtually marked by a patent, a patentee must associate the covering patent with [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Wins Appeal at Patent Trial and Appeal Board

September, 9th, 2019

WHIPgroup secured a favorable decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), reversing all rejections of an application directed to a hybrid transformer core.  The Examiner had rejected the independent claims as allegedly being [Read More…]

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