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 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…]
By Patrick D. Duplessis In a petition filed this month with the U.S. Supreme Court, patent owner Cave Consulting Group (CCGroup) draws attention to a persistent split at the Federal Circuit concerning foundational claim construction [Read More…]