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WHIPgroup Secures Favorable Results from PTAB for Two Applications

September, 8th, 2020

WHIPgroup successfully argued two applications before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and obtained favorable decisions reversing written description and obviousness rejections. Both applications relate to a novel firearm cartridge that is designed to [Read More…]

Efficient Patent Litigation Through Smart Claim Construction Strategies

September, 1st, 2020

By Stephen F.W. Ball and Benjamin N. Luehrs   You might think litigation, especially complex litigation like patent litigation, decreases in times of economic turbulence. History shows the opposite. This is somewhat intuitive because, in [Read More…]

PTAB Issues Another Reversal for Patent Appeal

August, 20th, 2020

WHIPgroup successfully obtained a decision reversing rejections for written description, enablement, indefiniteness, anticipation, and obviousness. The invention is directed to a system of interconnected medical devices and surgical information displays. The Patent Office issued a [Read More…]

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…]

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