WHIPgroup obtained another patent allowance using the After Final Consideration Pilot (AFCP) Program. In U.S. Application No. 13/452,108 directed to an endoscopic light conducting device, a Final Office Action rejected pending claims for obviousness. WHIPgroup attorneys argued that the combination of references did not teach all the elements of the present invention. Also, despite the Office Action alleging a benefit obtained by the combination, it was shown that there was no motivation to seek out the benefit. WHIPgroup’s successful use of the AFCP program helped its client avoid the need for an Appeal or RCE.
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