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WHIPgroup Obtains Allowance Using Pre-Appeal Brief Conference Program

January, 24th, 2017

WHIPgroup was successful in using the Pre-Appeal Brief Conference Program to obtain allowance of an application for a suture holding system. On the basis of its pre-appeal request, WHIPgroup convinced the panel of examiners that [Read More…]

WHIPgroup in 2016

January, 23rd, 2017

Our practice continues to grow and thrive. Notable accomplishments over the past year include: Achieved an extraordinary success rate (~80%) with the new P3 Program, obtaining reversals on dozens of final patent rejections without the [Read More…]

Use of P3 Program Results in Allowance

January, 18th, 2017

WHIPgroup has obtained allowance on claims directed to a shortcut navigator for industrial monitoring and control systems. A Final Office Action rejected the claims based on a combination of three prior art references. WHIPgroup attorneys [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Wins on Appeal Before PTAB

January, 3rd, 2017

WHIPgroup secured a favorable decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, reversing all rejections of an application directed to machine type identification. Without an oral hearing, WHIPgroup persuaded the Board through its briefings that [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Holiday Closure

December, 26th, 2016

Please note that due to the Federal Holiday our offices and the USPTO will be closed on Monday, January 2, 2017. Any U.S. deadlines falling due on that day will automatically be extended to the [Read More…]

Another Case Allowed Using P3 Program

December, 20th, 2016

WHIPgroup was successful in obtaining allowance of a case directed to a power system for controlling dynamic positioning of a ship. After receiving a Final Office Action, WHIPgroup submitted a P3 request and argued the [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Holiday Closure

December, 19th, 2016

Please note that due to the Federal Holiday our offices and the USPTO will be closed on Monday, December 26, 2016. Any U.S. deadlines falling due on that day will automatically be extended to the [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Elects Stephen Ball to Member

December, 15th, 2016

WHIPgroup is pleased to announce that it has elected Stephen Ball as a member of the firm. Mr. Ball serves as outside IP counsel for U.S. and international companies and his specialties include IP portfolio [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Obtains Reversal of Examiner’s Rejections Using P3

December, 15th, 2016

WHIPgroup was successful in overturning an Examiner’s rejections of claims directed to a voice-controlled medical system. The invention addresses problems in prior art systems where ambient microphones are poorly adapted to deal with background noise [Read More…]

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