WHIPgroup was successful in using the Post-Prosecution Pilot (P3) Program to advance prosecution of an application for a medical manipulator system having a controller that limits use of a medical instrument when a usage count reaches a preset limit. The claims were rejected based on a combination of four references, and WHIPgroup argued the prior art did not disclose a controller that allows a working unit to continue to operate until a preset time. The panel was persuaded and issued a decision stating the claims were allowable. A notice of allowance is expected in due course.
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