Since 2013, WHIPgroup clients Bruce Kirby and Bruce Kirby, Inc. (“Kirby”) have asserted trademark infringement and misappropriation claims against LaserPerformance due to unauthorized use of Bruce Kirby’s name and the BRUCE KIRBY® trademark on sailboats.
In a July 27 order, the District Court of Connecticut agreed with WHIPgroup that Defendants’ unauthorized use of Kirby’s name and trademark is actionable under federal and state law. Kirby’s claims will now be fully resolved in a jury trial.
Recently, WHIPGROUP engaged in an arbitration that included a five day hearing in the City. Here are some thoughts about why arbitration is different (not clearly better or worse) than litigation. Venue The AAA arbitral [Read More…]
WHIPGroup previously filed a Motion to Dismiss a patent infringement suit filed against its client TomTom in the Western District of Texas. Rather than opposing WHIPGroup’s motion to dismiss, Plaintiff MDSP Technologies LLC voluntarily dismissed [Read More…]
WHIPgroup succeeded in having anticipation and indefiniteness rejections overturned by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The claimed invention relates to a sequencing station that manages both sequencing and restacking tasks. The Examiner had [Read More…]