WHIPgroup obtained another patent allowance just by filing an Appeal Brief. The application relates to a medical shaft instrument having a force transmission element that provides torsional and axial rigidity. The Examiner had rejected the claims as being obvious over multiple prior art references. In the Appeal Brief, WHIPgroup presented a trio of arguments: (1) the combination of references fail to teach all the limitations of the claimed invention; (2) there would not have been any motivation to combine the references; and (3) even the combination would not arrive at the claimed invention. After receiving the Appeal Brief, the Examiner issued a Notice of Allowance allowing all claims, without the need for further prosecution.
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