November, 3rd, 2016

WHIPgroup was successful in using the Post-Prosecution Pilot (P3) Program to reopen prosecution for a case directed to a medical manipulator. After receiving a Final Office Action, WHIPgroup used the P3 program to argue that the obviousness rejection was in error because the references taught away from the claimed invention. The P3 Panel found WHIPgroup’s arguments persuasive and prosecution was reopened without the need for an RCE or Appeal.

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