After a video conference oral argument before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, WHIPgroup attorneys secured a written opinion reversing anticipation and obviousness rejections of patents claims from the Patent Office. The patent application claims 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.
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…]