WHIPgroup attorneys obtained allowance of a patent application directed to a medical manipulation device. The patent application had received a final Office Action in which the claims were rejected as allegedly being anticipated by the cited art. WHIPgroup attorneys prepared a Response to the Final Office Action that was filed together with a request for consideration under the Post-Prosecution Pilot (P3) Program. The application was allowed shortly after the filing of the Response.
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…]