This case has a long and interesting history but ultimately we were successful in securing a patent for our client. This case started in 2013 when we filed this application. The case is titled
SOCIAL NETWORK BASED ON GPS AND OTHER NETWORK CONNECTIONS (Application No:13/895,430).
USPTO issued not one not two but four different office actions rejecting claims under 35 USC Section 101 and Section 103. We advised our client to file an appeal to the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB). The board ultimately found our arguments persuasive and reverse the Examiner for both Section 101 and Section 103 rejections.
Following is the timeline for case:
-Non-final Rejection May 5,2015
-Final Rejection Aug 27, 2015
-After Final Consideration Program Decision Nov 12, 2015
-Request for Continued Examination Jan 27, 2016
-Non-final RCE May 19, 2016
-Final RCE Jul 29, 2016
-Appeal Brief Filed Nov 28, 2016
-Reply Brief Filed Jan 17, 2017
-Decision by TPAB Dec 18, 2018
We are happy and able to assist our clients and we are so glad that we were able to obtain a patent grant for our client to protect our client’s invention.