WHIPgroup attorneys obtain favorable decision using the Post-Prosecution Pilot (P3) Program for a case directed to a dc supply unit for a power provision unit. After receiving a final rejection, WHIPgroup presented arguments to a P3 Panel asserting that the prior art failed to disclose the specific configuration of an electrical component and the direction of current flow through the component to provide a fault-isolating protection system. The P3 Panel agreed with WHIPgroup’s arguments and found that the amended claims overcome the prior art rejections.
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…]