WHIPgroup attorneys secured a favorable decision from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”), reversing all rejections of an application directed to a method and apparatus for the production of a workpiece of exact geometry. After a lengthy examination history, including an appeal in the parent application, during oral argument WHIPgroup persuaded the Board that the premise of the Board’s previous decision was incorrect, reversing all rejections. Allowance of the patent application is expected in due course.
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…]