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.
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…]