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.
WHIPgroup attorneys successfully appealed an obviousness rejection for a patent application directed to a flexible medical instrument. WHIPgroup argued that one skilled in the art would not appreciate the prior art’s “pinion and rack gears” [Read More…]
By Benjamin N. Luehrs and Hao Zhang Inter Partes Review (IPR) is an effective procedure for invalidating a competitor’s patent whereby a petitioner cites other patents and printed publications (i.e., “prior art”) to argue that [Read More…]
By Hao Zhang and Patrick D. Duplessis U.S. inventors seeking to protect their IP rights worldwide often file foreign patent applications in markets where they conduct business or where they are likely to find infringers [Read More…]