WHIPgroup successfully used the Pre-Appeal procedure to obtain allowance without the need for filing an RCE or Appeal Brief. The invention relates to a covering for a dilation tool that can be used in endoscopic surgery. The claims were rejected as obvious over three prior art references. Upon receiving the Final Office Action, WHIPgroup filed a Pre-Appeal Brief arguing that the references discouraged the hypothetical combination, which would require improper redesign and hindsight. After reviewing the Pre-Appeal Brief, the Examiner informed WHIPgroup that three of the independent claims were in condition for allowance, and that the remaining two independent claims would be allowable with an Examiner’s Amendment. The case has received a Notice Allowance and is expected to issue as a patent shortly.
WHIPgroup attorneys were successful in using the Pre-Appeal Brief Program to get rejections withdrawn by a panel of examiners. The invention relates to use of live video in a control system for an industrial process, [Read More…]
In the past decade, the popularity of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, has grown at an accelerated pace due to recognition of their potential uses and benefits in commercial, industrial, and [Read More…]
WHIPgroup has filed a Complaint before the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) on behalf of its client RegenLab USA. The Complaint alleges that RegenLab’s US Pat. No. 10.064,894, directed to a blood separator system [Read More…]