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67% of WHIPgroup’s PPH Cases Allowed Without Office Action

February, 23rd, 2017

WHIPgroup files a large number of cases using the patent prosecution highway (PPH), which accelerates prosecution by allowing the USPTO to consider another patent office’s written opinion. WHIPgroup often uses this procedure for foreign clients, [Read More…]

Another P3 Program Success

February, 15th, 2017

WHIPgroup attorneys were again successful in using the P3 program to overcome a Final Office Action. The patent application is directed to an algorithm for searching objects in a process control system. The claims were [Read More…]

Another Appeal Win for a Computer-Implemented Invention

February, 14th, 2017

WHIPgroup attorneys successfully appealed rejections for a patent application directed to data packet aggregation for wireless communication. In its Appeal briefs, WHIPgroup differentiated data frame encapsulation taught by wireless networking publications. The Board agreed with [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Welcomes Benjamin Luehrs

February, 13th, 2017

Benjamin N. Luehrs joined Whitmyer IP Group as an associate January 30, 2017. Mr. Luehrs graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2015. In addition to his experience assisting corporations with their intellectual property needs, [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Supports TechXel Stamford

February, 7th, 2017

WHIPgroup’s February 8 presentation to entrepreneurs at TechXel Stamford’s Venture Expert Series to focus on patents and trademarks for local startups. See Eventbrite announcement.

Whitmyer IP Group Files Trademark Infringement Lawsuit in District of Massachusetts

February, 6th, 2017

On February 6, 2017, WHIPgroup attorneys filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Microline Surgical, Inc. (“Microline”) on behalf of Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc. (“Karl Storz”). Karl Storz is an industry leader in the creation, manufacture [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Overcomes All Prior Art Rejections using P3 Program

February, 6th, 2017

WHIPgroup attorneys obtain favorable decision using the Post-Prosecution Pilot (P3) Program for a case directed to an electric battery recharging plant. After receiving a final rejection, WHIPgroup presented arguments to a P3 Panel asserting that [Read More…]

Another Pre-Appeal Brief Win

January, 25th, 2017

WHIPgroup attorneys were again successful in using the Pre-Appeal program to advance prosecution. The invention is directed to an arrangement having a medical instrument and a manipulator that can be releasably connected to one another [Read More…]

PTAB Reverses Examiner Rejection of Software Claims

January, 25th, 2017

After an oral argument before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, WHIPgroup secured a written opinion reversing the Examiner’s rejection of claims covering computerized control systems and related software for providing control of real world [Read More…]

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