On October 9th WHIPgroup filed a Complaint and Motion for Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut on behalf of Vineyard Vines. The case is against serial counterfeiters who set up fraudulent websites that mimic the actual Vineyard Vines website, and use Facebook advertisements to divert unsuspecting customers to these websites. On the same day the Complaint and Motion were filed, the Court granted WHIPgroup’s Motion, allowing Vineyard Vines to have these websites shut down by their domain registrar. The case will continue to a preliminary injunction hearing where WHIPgroup will argue to have the websites transferred to its control, as well as an accounting of damages. It is important to always be cautious online and assure you are making a purchase from an authorized seller.
WHIPgroup obtained another patent allowance using the After Final Consideration Pilot (AFCP) Program. In U.S. Application No. 15/239,469 directed to an eccentric well pipe, a Final Office Action rejected pending claims for obviousness. WHIPgroup attorneys [Read More…]
WHIPgroup attorneys were successful in using the Pre-Appeal Brief Review program to overcome a final rejection. During prosecution, the USPTO rejected claims directed to a method for actively damping oscillations in a compression process as [Read More…]
By Patrick D. Duplessis In a petition filed this month with the U.S. Supreme Court, patent owner Cave Consulting Group (CCGroup) draws attention to a persistent split at the Federal Circuit concerning foundational claim construction [Read More…]