WHIPgroup attorneys successfully appealed rejections of a patent application directed to 3D endoscopic photography. The invention addresses problems with prior art endoscopic systems with limited viewing capabilities. The invention has a unique combination of a robotic endoscope holder and variable view endoscope that permits 3D viewing. The examiner combined five prior art references to reject the claims. On appeal, WHIPgroup attorneys argued that the cited references fail to teach the claimed changing a view vector to generate a stereoscopic view. The Board agreed with WHIPgroup’s arguments and reversed the obviousness rejections. The application is expected to issue in due course.
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…]