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.
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…]