After receiving a final rejection in U.S. Patent App. No. 16/304,583, WHIPgroup filed a Response including a request for participation in the After Final Consideration Pilot (AFCP) Program. During the AFCP interview, WHIPgroup attorneys convinced the Examiner that the cited art failed to disclose inventive features described in the amended independent claim. The Examiner accordingly issued a Notice of Allowance. The successful use of the AFCP program helped WHIPgroup’s client avoid the need for an Appeal or RCE, thereby saving the client a substantial amount of money in costs and fees.
WHIPgroup has prevailed in another patent appeal before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The invention relates to an adjustable piston with an inner plastic nut that helps withstand high frequency pulsing loads. The [Read More…]
Earlier this month WHIPgroup asked the Supreme Court to take up the important issue of whether a court can overlook factual allegations in a patentee’s infringement complaint at the pleading stage and find that the [Read More…]
WHIPgroup Successfully obtained patent allowance with an Appeal Brief. The invention is directed to an agitator ball mill, and has cams with specific ratios that improve mixing, cooling, and durability. The Patent Office rejected all [Read More…]