After an oral argument before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, SSJR attorneys have secured a reversal of an anticipation rejection by the Patent Office. The patent application, for SSJR Client ABB, concerns a method and system for facilitating a user to establish the cause of a process error that occurs along a preprogrammed robot path. In rejecting the claims, the examiner had disregarded various limitations of the claims on the basis that they were optional due to conditional language. The PTAB disagreed and reversed all of the rejections in favor of SSJR’s client. Allowance of the patent application is expected in due course.