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June, 27th, 2019

WHIPgroup obtained another patent allowance using the After Final Consideration Pilot (AFCP) Program. In a U.S. Application directed to a footswitch for a medical instrument, a Final Office Action rejected pending claims for obviousness. WHIPgroup attorneys had a telephone interview with the Examiner to understand the reasons for the rejections.  They then used the AFCP program to make amendments putting all claims of the application in condition for allowance. WHIPgroup’s successful use of the AFCP program helped its client avoid the need for a costly Appeal or RCE.

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