WHIPgroup successfully obtained reversal of rejections for all claims in an Ex Parte Appeal. The computer-implemented invention is directed to secure joining of a computer as a node in a process control system without the need to pre-install software. The application received a Final Office Action citing multiple prior art references directed to configuring computer nodes on a network. WHIPgroup attorneys argued that the prior art failed to disclose the claimed setup tool that is activated by a computer that has not yet been joined as a node in the system. The PTAB agreed with WHIPgroup’s arguments, stating that the Examiner failed to identify sufficient evidence that a combination of prior art references teaches the claimed invention.
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