January, 18th, 2017

WHIPgroup has obtained allowance on claims directed to a shortcut navigator for industrial monitoring and control systems. A Final Office Action rejected the claims based on a combination of three prior art references. WHIPgroup attorneys argued to a P3 Panel program that the cited prior art does not disclose the invention and that caution should be used when rejecting computer-implemented inventions based on software that “could” be programmed in the claimed way. The Decision proposed an amendment based on the argument and WHIPgroup was able to secure allowance of the application without the need for RCE or Appeal.

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