After an unsuccessful appeal on a patent prosecution case inherited from another firm, Whitmyer IP Group filed a Request for Continued Examination (RCE), presenting a new set of claims based on careful analysis of the client’s commercial product and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s (PTAB) decision. Within just three weeks the USPTO allowed the new claims, which are directed to a computerized system for integrating disparate data sources that contain technical documents relating to infrastructure and facilities. The client is Drawing Management Incorporated, which develops and implements Spatial Linking Methodology (SLM) Software, a product that simplifies the management of technical and administrative information.
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…]
By Patrick D. Duplessis In a petition filed this month with the U.S. Supreme Court, patent owner Cave Consulting Group (CCGroup) draws attention to a persistent split at the Federal Circuit concerning foundational claim construction [Read More…]