WHIPgroup attorneys were again successful in using the P3 program to advance patent prosecution. Claims to a computer system for controlling dispensing of a consumable product were rejected as anticipated in a Final Office Action. WHIPgroup attorneys requested participation in the P3 program and argued to the Panel that the programmed system was not taught in the prior art. The Panel was persuaded by WHIPgroup’s arguments and prosecution was reopened without the need to file an Appeal or RCE.
By William L. Birks “The court in exceptional cases may award reasonable attorney fees to the prevailing party.” 35 U.S.C. § 285 While every prevailing party would seek attorney fees if they could, it’s important [Read More…]
By Patrick D. Duplessis As we recently reported, the Arterton Inn of Court held its first substantive event on the 2018-2019 session, and WHIPgroup attorneys played a major role in preparing the event. The event, [Read More…]
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