WHIPgroup attorneys succeeded in overcoming a final rejection using the Pre-Appeal Brief Conference program. During prosecution, the USPTO rejected claims directed to a static electric induction system which minimizes hotspots and achieves uniform cooling. In its Pre-Appeal Brief, WHIPgroup argued that the cited art failed to disclose each element of the claimed invention. WHIPgroup’s arguments convinced the panel of examiners to withdraw the final rejection and allow all pending claims.
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