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COVID-19 Has Changed the Litigation Landscape and Will Lead to Cost Savings to Litigants

May, 29th, 2020

By Christopher J. Stankus COVID-19 has brought numerous changes to the legal industry’s approach to working remotely. Some changes have been ordered by the courts, while others have been instituted by practitioners. Some of these [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Wins Reversal On Appeal To PTAB

May, 28th, 2020

WHIPgroup secured a favorable decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), reversing all obviousness rejections of claims directed to a rotating electrical machine.  In particular, WHIPgroup successfully argued that the prior art motor [Read More…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

WHIPgroup Gets 101 Rejections Overturned on Appeal

July, 31st, 2019

WHIPgroup was successful in having patentable subject matter rejections overturned by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The invention relates to a method of detecting a fault in a robot joint using torque measurements. [Read More…]

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