WHIPgroup was again successful in reversing an examiner’s rejection before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The claimed invention is directed to a drying agent arrangement installed inside an instrument housing of an optical instrument. The Examiner rejected the claims as allegedly being anticipated by a prior patent publication. On Appeal, WHIPgroup argued that the cited art failed to show a drying agent arrangement having a “hygroscopic substance” as claimed. The Board agreed with WHIPgroup’s arguments and reversed the Examiner. A Notice of Allowance was mailed shortly after the Board’s decision.
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…]