WHIPgroup attorneys were again successful in using the P3 program to overcome a Final Office Action. The patent application is directed to an algorithm for searching objects in a process control system. The claims were rejected for lacking structure and for being obvious over multiple references. In a P3 request, WHIPgroup argued that a new structural machine is created when a computer is programmed to perform a specific function and that the Examiner failed to appreciate the claims a whole. The Panel was persuaded by WHIPgroup’s arguments and prosecution was reopened without the need for filing an RCE or Appeal.
By Hao Zhang and Patrick D. Duplessis U.S. inventors seeking to protect their IP rights worldwide often file foreign patent applications in markets where they conduct business or where they are likely to find infringers [Read More…]
The Federal Circuit recently provided insight into the complicated issue of § 101 subject matter eligibility for method of treatment claims. In Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc v West-Ward Pharmaceuticals, 887 F.3d. 1117 (Fed. Cir. 2018), a [Read More…]
On July 17, the WHIPgroup Tech Entrepreneur Meetup will return to the important topic of Artificial Intelligence. We will hear from the co-founders of Dreyev (pronounced “drive”), an interactive driving safety system that combines AI with [Read More…]