Having continued to press its case at the Hague, Forge IP has now obtained an allowance for a patent on behalf of client PerkinElmer Health Sciences, Inc., a global leader in innovative detection, imaging, informatics, and services for scientists and clinicians.
The patent is directed to novel Ion Optical Systems, such as mass spectrometers, that employ an innovative zirconia toughened alumina composition. The Examiner originally rejected all claims. After rare oral proceedings at the Hague, the Examining Division ultimately agreed to allow the case. The European Patent Office has now issued an “Intent to Grant” the patent, which is expected to issue in due course.