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 WHIPgroup’s arguments, stating “[w]e are not persuaded by the evidence cited by the Examiner that data frame aggregation as disclosed by [prior art] teaches or suggests data packet aggregation.” Having found the Examiner failed to provide evidence or persuasive explanation, the Board reversed all rejections without oral argument.
By Stephen F.W. Ball, Jr. Motions to dismiss, also called 12(b)(6) motions, have been used to eviscerate patent rights on the basis that a patent is allegedly directed to an “abstract concept” and thus lacks [Read More…]
WHIPgroup obtained another patent allowance using the After Final Consideration Pilot (AFCP) Program. In U.S. Application No. 15/239,469 directed to an eccentric well pipe, a Final Office Action rejected pending claims for obviousness. WHIPgroup attorneys [Read More…]
WHIPgroup attorneys were successful in using the Pre-Appeal Brief Review program to overcome a final rejection. During prosecution, the USPTO rejected claims directed to a method for actively damping oscillations in a compression process as [Read More…]