Improving Generic Drug Safety and Public Health through Private Tech

June, 5th, 2019

While many Americans rely on generic drugs as an inexpensive way to treat common ailments, common essential medications can vary in quality from manufacturer to manufacturer and even batch to batch of, especially when a drug goes [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Obtains Patent Allowance In Single Response After A Decade With Another Firm

June, 3rd, 2019

WHIPgroup successfully obtained allowance of claims for a microminiature computer after unsuccessful attempts by another firm starting in 2009. Having grown frustrated with the process and unable to obtain a patent over the decade-long period, [Read More…]

WHIPgroup at the International Trademark Association (INTA) Annual Meeting in Boston

May, 30th, 2019

Last week six members of the WHIPgroup team attended the International Trademark Association conference in Boston. The annual conference is held in different locations each year and provides an opportunity to come together to learn [Read More…]

Patents and Trademarks Don’t Mix

May, 29th, 2019

By Wesley W. Whitmyer, Jr. The “IP” craze in naming law firms and professional associations blurs the lines between different types of intellectual property.  Patents and trademarks, in particular, are lumped together without regard to [Read More…]

My Patent License Says What?

May, 16th, 2019

By: Benjamin N. Luehrs Generic forum selection clauses in patent license agreements can prevent licensees from trying to invalidate licensed patents at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). A recent Federal Circuit Opinion, [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Obtains Allowance by Mere Filing of Appeal Brief

May, 13th, 2019

WHIPgroup obtained another patent allowance just by filing an Appeal Brief.  The application relates to a medical shaft instrument having a force transmission element that provides torsional and axial rigidity.  The Examiner had rejected the [Read More…]

Tech and Telecom Giants Take the Lead in the Self-Driving Vehicle Patent Race

May, 13th, 2019

By Patrick D. Duplessis These days it seems almost every article or news report about self-driving vehicles (SDVs) includes the prophecy that the automobile will soon resemble a “smartphone on wheels.”  That oft-repeated phrase alludes [Read More…]

Federal Circuit Guidance on Trademark Webpage Specimens

May, 7th, 2019

By Walter B. Welsh A webpage qualifies as use in commerce if it is a point-of-sale. A recent precedential decision, In re Siny Corp., provides guidance on what constitutes a point-of-sale. This article discusses that [Read More…]

Mere Filing of Appeal Brief Results in Allowance

May, 6th, 2019

WHIPgroup successfully obtained allowance of an application with the filing of an Appeal Brief.  The application relates to a medical manipulator with a working unit that provides a rolling operation with unlimited range of rotation.  [Read More…]

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