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.
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