Following a Pre-Appeal Brief filed by WHIPgroup attorneys, the USPTO recently decided to reopen prosecution for a patent application directed towards a device for testing vehicle electrical energy storage systems. The Office Action had argued that the claims were anticipated by prior art. In the Pre-Appeal Brief, WHIPgroup attorneys argued that the Office Action used impermissibly broad claim interpretations and that the cited reference failed to disclose several of the claimed features. WHIPgroup thus avoided the need to file a Request for Continued Examination (RCE) or full Appeal Brief to overcome the improper rejection.
WHIPgroup obtained another patent allowance using the After Final Consideration Pilot (AFCP) Program. In U.S. Application No. 15/239,469 directed to an eccentric well pipe, a Final Office Action rejected pending claims for obviousness. WHIPgroup attorneys [Read More…]
WHIPgroup attorneys were successful in using the Pre-Appeal Brief Review program to overcome a final rejection. During prosecution, the USPTO rejected claims directed to a method for actively damping oscillations in a compression process as [Read More…]
By Patrick D. Duplessis In a petition filed this month with the U.S. Supreme Court, patent owner Cave Consulting Group (CCGroup) draws attention to a persistent split at the Federal Circuit concerning foundational claim construction [Read More…]