Whitmyer IP Group’s attorneys secured a decision from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) reversing all prior art rejections in U.S. Patent Application No. 12/500,421. The claims relate to an industrial robot having at least two attachment mechanisms. After oral argument was held on November 10, 2015, the PTAB agreed with Whitmyer IP Group’s arguments that the Examiner’s rejections were based on impermissible hindsight, impermissibly assembled the prior art using the pending claims as a roadmap and lacked the articulate reasoning with some rational underpinning needed to support the legal conclusion of obviousness.
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…]