November, 14th, 2016

WHIPgroup attorneys were successful in reopening prosecution for a patent application directed to voice control of medical devices. The application received a Final Office Action rejecting the claims as anticipated by two references. WHIPgroup attorneys filed a request to participate in the Post-Prosecution Pilot (P3) Program and argued that the prior art failed to show use of a calibration signal to improve speech recognition. The P3 panel was persuaded and prosecution was reopened without the need for either an RCE or Appeal.

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