After receiving a final rejection in U.S. Patent App. No. 14/282,391, WHIPgroup attorneys filed a Response including a request for participation in the After Final Consideration Pilot (AFCP) Program. In a subsequent interview, WHIPgroup attorneys negotiated an allowance with only minor amendments to the claim. Successful use of the AFCP program avoids the need for an RCE, saving the client a substantial amount of money in costs and fees.
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