WHIPgroup attorneys Michael A. Lavine, Stephen F.W. Ball, Jr. and Robert D. Keeler have published a review of the US Patent Office’s evolving jurisdictional standards in so-called Covered Business Method (CBM) post-grant patent reviews. The article is available here: Intellectual Property Magazine. CBMs are one of several avenues to attack validity of granted patents that was recently authorized by the America Invents Act. It is a fast moving area of patent law with post grant review filings now exceeding new infringement suits by a large margin.
By William L. Birks “The court in exceptional cases may award reasonable attorney fees to the prevailing party.” 35 U.S.C. § 285 While every prevailing party would seek attorney fees if they could, it’s important [Read More…]
By Patrick D. Duplessis As we recently reported, the Arterton Inn of Court held its first substantive event on the 2018-2019 session, and WHIPgroup attorneys played a major role in preparing the event. The event, [Read More…]
By Lauren C. Matturri In December 2018 toy company MGA Entertainment Inc. filed a declaratory judgment against Louis Vuitton. This was to preempt the French fashion house from claiming MGA Entertainment’s Pooey Puitton toy was [Read More…]