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.
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…]