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.
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