WHIPgroup was successful in overturning an Examiner’s rejections of claims directed to a voice-controlled medical system. The invention addresses problems in prior art systems where ambient microphones are poorly adapted to deal with background noise and reverberations. The Final Office Action rejected the claims as anticipated by prior art voice-controlled systems. WHIPgroup filed a request to participate in the P3 program and successfully persuaded a Panel to withdraw the rejections without the need for an RCE or Appeal.
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…]