WHIPgroup succeeded in using the Post-Prosecution Pilot (P3) Program to obtain allowance of an application directed to a module arrangement for power semiconductor devices. In response to a final office action rejecting the claims as being anticipated by a prior art reference, WHIPgroup included claim amendments and arguments in its P3 request, which persuaded the examiners of the invention’s novelty. Neither RCE nor Appeal was necessary, and a notice of allowance has been issued.
By Stephen F.W. Ball, Jr. Motions to dismiss, also called 12(b)(6) motions, have been used to eviscerate patent rights on the basis that a patent is allegedly directed to an “abstract concept” and thus lacks [Read More…]
WHIPgroup obtained another patent allowance using the After Final Consideration Pilot (AFCP) Program. In U.S. Application No. 15/239,469 directed to an eccentric well pipe, a Final Office Action rejected pending claims for obviousness. WHIPgroup attorneys [Read More…]
WHIPgroup attorneys were successful in using the Pre-Appeal Brief Review program to overcome a final rejection. During prosecution, the USPTO rejected claims directed to a method for actively damping oscillations in a compression process as [Read More…]