WHIPgroup was successful in using the P3 program to advance prosecution of an application for a robot control system. The claims were rejected in a Final Office Action as being obvious over several prior art references. WHIPgroup argued that the Office had failed to identify the claimed limitations in the prior art and, as a result, had not made a prima facie case. The Panel was persuaded and the rejections were withdrawn without the need for filing an Appeal or RCE.
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