After an oral argument before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, WHIPgroup attorneys secured a written opinion reversing anticipation and obviousness rejections by the Patent Office. The patent application, for WHIPgroup client Netzsch, concerns a method of operating a feeding device for an in-line screw machine. The PTAB found that the Examiner erred by disregarding various limitations of the claims when considering the cited prior are references. The PTAB disagreed and reversed all of the rejections in favor of WHIPgroup’s client. Allowance of the patent application is expected in due course.
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