WHIPgroup Successfully Obtained Patent Allowance using AFCP

December, 1st, 2021

WHIPgroup successfully obtained another patent allowance using the AFCP (After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0 Program). The invention is directed to a system for automating preparation of intellectual property filings. During prosecution, WHIPgroup successfully overcame rejections [Read More…]

Fast Track to Patent Allowance

November, 29th, 2021

WHIPgroup continues its successful use of the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) with another allowance. The invention is directed to a system for controlling network access for a terminal using a tunnel. The Notice of Allowance [Read More…]

Wesley W. Whitmyer, Jr. Wins 2021 Leaders in Law Global Award for IP Expert of the Year in Connecticut

November, 10th, 2021

Wesley W. Whitmyer, Jr. was selected as the IP Expert of the Year in Connecticut by Leaders in Law. Given annually by Leaders in Law, the awards are an international recognition of excellence in legal [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Welcomes Juan Gutierrez to the Firm As A Law Clerk

November, 1st, 2021

Juan Gutierrez is pursuing his J.D. at the University of Connecticut School of Law and has completed the Intellectual Property Law Certificate. In law school, he gained membership to the Connecticut Moot Court Board, Connecticut [Read More…]

Another PTAB Reversal Obtained By WHIPgroup

November, 1st, 2021

WHIPgroup successfully obtained another reversal of an Examiner’s rejections on appeal to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The invention is directed to a medical imaging system with an overlay aid for indicating an [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Successfully Obtains Allowance through Mere Filing of Appeal Brief

October, 27th, 2021

WHIPgroup obtained patent allowance simply by filing an Appeal Brief. The invention relates to a method and control system for controlling a power converter to mimic a synchronous generator when connected to an electrical grid. [Read More…]

USPTO Announces Further Expansion to Track One Prioritized Examination

October, 5th, 2021

The USPTO issued an interim rule further expanding the availability of Track One Prioritized Examination. The interim rule increases the annual limit of Track One requests that may be accepted from 12,000 to 15,000. This [Read More…]

Is Office Foosball a Covid Casualty?

October, 5th, 2021

By Wesley W. Whitmyer, Jr. There was a time when the foosball table was a raucous gathering spot each day in our office at 5pm. Since March 2020, no one has touched the foosball table. [Read More…]

The Federal Circuit Needs More Patent Attorneys

August, 31st, 2021

By Stephen Ball A decision earlier this summer underscores ongoing problems with patent law jurisprudence at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“Federal Circuit”). In Yu v Apple, the Federal Circuit invalidated [Read More…]

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