Mere Filing of Appeal Brief Results in Allowance

April, 23rd, 2019

WHIPgroup successfully obtained allowance of an application with the filing of an Appeal Brief.  The application relates to a medical manipulator with a working unit that provides a rolling operation with unlimited range of rotation.  [Read More…]

Stop Infringers At The Border

April, 18th, 2019

By Christopher J. Stankus Section 337 Investigations at the International Trade Commission (“ITC”) can be a vital weapon for patent owners to protect their U.S. intellectual property against infringing imports. Section 337 Investigations are resolved [Read More…]

Patents are Never Invalid

April, 16th, 2019

By Michael J. Kosma Patents are never invalid, only their claims.  This was quickly discussed by the Federal Circuit in Sophos Inc. v. RPost Holdings, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2019) in reviewing a district court’s Order granting [Read More…]

Now That You Have a Patent, What to Do With It

April, 11th, 2019

By Victor P. Lin Irrespective if you are a single inventor, a small startup, university, or an established company, the patenting process can be long and difficult.  The average time it takes to receive an [Read More…]

Claiming Software Patents in 2019

April, 4th, 2019

By Andrew P Siuta Rapid innovation makes it difficult to create a computer technology system that is not obsolete 20 years from its conception. However, with proper drafting techniques a patent attorney can write a [Read More…]

Whose Photo Is It Anyway? Image Ownership on Instagram

April, 3rd, 2019

By Lauren C. Matturri Imagine taking a selfie, you post it on your public Instagram and tag the location.  The location is the Vessel in Hudson Yards. You go on with your week then see [Read More…]

The Esports Phenomena @WHIPgroup Meetup 4/16

April, 2nd, 2019

More and more each day, professional and amateur teams are competing in-person and online in esports in games such as Counter-Strike, League of Legends, Smash, Fortnight and FIFA. The size of the esports industry has [Read More…]

TC Heartland: The End of Patent Venue as We Know It (But Patent Owners are Doing Fine)

April, 2nd, 2019

By Benjamin N. Luehrs Odds are, if you work at all in the patent space, you’ve heard a bit about the Supreme Court’s 2017 decision in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, [Read More…]

WHIPgroup defends United Race Parts in Patent Infringement Claim

March, 21st, 2019

Kluhsman Machine, Inc. has sued NASCAR Supplier United Race Parts, LLC in Statesville, North Carolina alleging infringement of its patent to “flower” lug nut sockets used in motorsport wheel guns.

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