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.
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…]
By Patrick D. Duplessis In a petition filed this month with the U.S. Supreme Court, patent owner Cave Consulting Group (CCGroup) draws attention to a persistent split at the Federal Circuit concerning foundational claim construction [Read More…]