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.
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