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WHIPgroup’s Multi-Million Dollar Willful Infringement Jury Verdict Upheld as the Court Further Awards $800,000 in Punitive Damages Including $734,000 in Attorneys’ Fees

February, 8th, 2021

Nearly one year after WHIPgroup and its clients Bruce Kirby and Bruce Kirby, Inc. succeeded in a jury trial involving the famed Laser Sailboat, the Court issued an order awarding over $5.3 MM in damages. [Read More…]

Patent Allowance In Under 4 Months With Accelerated Examination

February, 8th, 2021

WHIPgroup successfully obtained allowance of another case using the Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH). The invention is directed to a system for controlling network access to a terminal using a communication tunnel. The PPH request was [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Elects Patrick Duplessis to Member

February, 3rd, 2021

WHIPgroup is pleased to announce that it has elected Patrick Duplessis as a member of the firm. Mr. Duplessis advises clients in all areas of IP law, with a focus on patent portfolio development and [Read More…]

Environmental Patent Litigation

February, 1st, 2021

By Wesley W. Whitmyer, Jr. Patent litigation can be a powerful tool for improving the environment and protecting the planet.  Read on if this sentence sounds crazy.  Read on if you think patent litigation only [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Obtains PTAB Reversal Solely On Briefs

December, 15th, 2020

WHIPgroup succeeded in obtaining a reversal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) based solely on its appeal briefs.  The claimed invention concerns a container crane control system which utilizes cropped images relative to [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Succeeds in Reversing All Rejections on Appeal

December, 8th, 2020

WHIPgroup successfully appealed all rejections of a patent application for a parallel kinematics robot with integrated transmission. The Examiner had rejected the claims as being obvious over the combination of three references. On appeal, WHIPgroup [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Successfully Defends Patent Claims in Inter Partes Review (IPR)

November, 16th, 2020

Dropbox was sued by WHIPgroup’s client WhitServe for infringement of a patent relating to an onsite backup system for third party data. In response, Dropbox challenged the novelty and non-obviousness of the patent with six [Read More…]

IP Strategy: Don’t Miss The Forest Through The Trees

November, 10th, 2020

By Stephen Ball There is never a bad time to evaluate your intellectual property (IP) strategy. When most people think of IP, they think of issued patents and registered trademarks. However, IP strategy is not [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Welcomes Jacob Alexander To The Firm As A Law Clerk

November, 4th, 2020

WHIPgroup is pleased to announce that Jacob (Jack) Alexander has joined the firm. Mr. Alexander has a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics with a concentration in mechanical engineering from Fordham University. Mr. Alexander graduated from [Read More…]

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