December, 1st, 2021

WHIPgroup successfully obtained another patent allowance using the AFCP (After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0 Program). The invention is directed to a system for automating preparation of intellectual property filings. During prosecution, WHIPgroup successfully overcame rejections for patent ineligibility, but the Patent Office then rejected all claims for being obviousness. WHIPgroup filed a response with an AFCP request arguing that the Patent Office used improper official notice to reject the claims. In response, the Patent Office issued a Notice of Allowance of all claims. Accordingly, allowance was secured by WHIPgroup without the need to file an Appeal or a Request for Continued Examination (RCE).

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