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.
By Stephen F.W. Ball, Jr. Motions to dismiss, also called 12(b)(6) motions, have been used to eviscerate patent rights on the basis that a patent is allegedly directed to an “abstract concept” and thus lacks [Read More…]
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…]