December, 1st, 2021 at 10:12 am
By Stephen Ball Are your patents paying for themselves? If you are asking “how do I save on my patent budget?” then you are asking the wrong question. Instead, you should be asking “why am [Read More…]
November, 1st, 2021
WHIPgroup successfully obtained another reversal of an Examiner’s rejections on appeal to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The invention is directed to a medical imaging system with an overlay aid for indicating an area of interest on a medical image. The Patent Office rejected the claims based on prior art showing image scale that uses focal length. WHIPgroup’s Appeal Brief argued that the prior art not only failed to teach an overlay, but that a scale discourages the claimed invention. The PTAB then reversed the rejections. Appealing an examiner’s rejections is often the best way to advance prosecution of a case. This takes it out of an examiner’s hands and without limiting amendments that accompany a Request for Continued Examination (RCE).