WHIPgroup attorneys obtained allowance of an application directed to a control system for a melting and refining process. The application had received a Final Office Action that rejected the claims as obvious over a patent by the same inventors. WHIPgroup filed a Post-Prosecution Pilot (P3) Program request and argued that the prior art failed to disclose the specific programming of the control unit that improves prior methods. The P3 Panel was persuaded by WHIPgroup’s arguments and the case was allowed without the need for an RCE or Appeal.
By William L. Birks “The court in exceptional cases may award reasonable attorney fees to the prevailing party.” 35 U.S.C. § 285 While every prevailing party would seek attorney fees if they could, it’s important [Read More…]
By Patrick D. Duplessis As we recently reported, the Arterton Inn of Court held its first substantive event on the 2018-2019 session, and WHIPgroup attorneys played a major role in preparing the event. The event, [Read More…]
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