Another Pre-Appeal Brief Results in Allowance

October, 22nd, 2018

WHIPgroup successfully used the Pre-Appeal program to obtain allowance on an application directed to an endoscope for illuminating a manipulating region. The invention uses optical fiber bundles to selectively illuminate different areas of the manipulating [Read More…]

Out with BRI and In with Phillips: USPTO Adopts Federal Circuit’s Claim Construction Standard for PTAB Proceedings

October, 18th, 2018

By Victor Lin On October 11, 2018, the USPTO officially changed the claim construction standard used by the Patent and Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) for interpreting claims in post-grant patentability challenges.  The PTAB will [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit

October, 16th, 2018

WHIPgroup filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Stryker Corporation and Stryker Communications, Inc. on behalf of its client Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc. in the Northern District of California. KSEA asserts that three patents, one directed [Read More…]

Hold the Donuts: The DUNKIN Trademark Without the Donuts

October, 16th, 2018

By Lauren C. Matturri When Dunkin Donuts announced in September that it would be dropping the “Donuts” from its name, there was a lot of buzz about this new change.  This buzz mostly addressed the [Read More…]

Court Grants Vineyard Vines Temporary Restraining Order

October, 12th, 2018

On October 9th WHIPgroup filed a Complaint and Motion for Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut on behalf of Vineyard Vines. The case is against serial counterfeiters [Read More…]

Not Just on HBO — The #NewInternet comes to Stamford

October, 12th, 2018

Fans of HBO’s hit Silicon Valley know of the New Internet as an idea that the Pied Piper team was developing as a way to take control away from centralized servers and put the power [Read More…]

Real Parties at the PTAB – Don’t Leave Anyone Off the Guest List

October, 9th, 2018

By Benjamin N. Luehrs In a recent decision, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals (“the CAFC”) reinvigorated the definition of “real party in interest” (hereinafter “RPI”) as found in the Patent Act, 35 U.S.C. §§  [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Publishes Fall 2018 Newsletter

October, 9th, 2018

Welcome to our Fall 2018 newsletter.  We are pleased to provide recent firm news and articles from our WHIP Blog. In the past, we have highlighted our strengths as a patent and trademark prosecution firm. [Read More…]

BU v. Everlight: A Lesson in Enablement

October, 2nd, 2018

By Georgi Korobanov Recently the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed a lower court’s denial of a motion for judgment as a matter of law that challenged the validity of asserted U.S. Patent [Read More…]

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