Good news for Jim Ray at Agricola Technology yesterday, Jan. 18, 2022. His patent application is in the final stages. Sheree Rowe, a Partner at Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP in Palo Alto, CA is prosecuting the application with the US Patent and Trademark Office. Brian Floyd, Jim’s roommate from Woodberry Forest School in Woodberry Forest, VA, graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with his PhD in Electrical Engineering, worked with Sheree, and authored the document. James S. Ray, Sr. financed the patent application, James S. Ray, Jr. invented the systems, and James S. Ray, III along with his brother, Mitchell, built the systems for Wayne Community College.
Patent Application (129302-0001UT01) – Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
Attached for your review is a draft response to the Advisory Action and final office action for your patent application. I reviewed the application and provisional application materials for support for the direct attachment of an LED or PCB with LEDs. If I understand correctly, FIGs. 28-32 and the corresponding description of the provisional patent application appendix show a COB LED directly mounted to the bottom of the pan, and the appendix says that the design “eliminates over 40 parts from the chassis and cooling system by others” “reduce mechanical height of the LED lighting assembly” “has nearly zero mechanical height,” so it seems that there is support for the amendment. I also added a few new dependent claims, including one that specifies without a chassis and without a separate cooling mechanism. As the remarks in the advisory action are brief, I kept the remarks in the response brief, and I included the more detailed remarks from the final office action.
I recommend that we call the Examiner to request another interview after submitting the response.
Please review the draft amendments and remarks and let me know if you have any comments or whether you approve them to be filed.
SHEREE T. ROWE PARTNER ▬
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