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 The Panel was persuaded and the rejections were withdrawn without the need for filing an Appeal or RCE.
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…]
The Federal Circuit recently provided insight into the complicated issue of § 101 subject matter eligibility for method of treatment claims. In Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc v West-Ward Pharmaceuticals, 887 F.3d. 1117 (Fed. Cir. 2018), a [Read More…]
On July 17, the WHIPgroup Tech Entrepreneur Meetup will return to the important topic of Artificial Intelligence. We will hear from the co-founders of Dreyev (pronounced “drive”), an interactive driving safety system that combines AI with [Read More…]