WHIPgroup has successfully prosecuted a patent application towards grant in less than one year using the USPTO’s Track One prioritized examination. The issued patent is directed to a medical separator system and method for preparing platelet rich plasma. The quick turnaround between initial filing of the application and issuance of the patent will help WHIPgroup’s client in actively protecting its technology against the constant threat of infringing products from competitors. This achievement shows the effectiveness of the Track One program in obtaining patent protection quickly and serves as a critical tool when infringement by a competitor may be imminent.
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…]