WHIPgroup Seeks Third Local Tech Startup For InventLab™

July, 9th, 2019

WHIPgroup is seeking a new resident for the InventLab™ tech accelerator program located in its Stamford, CT offices.  InventLab™ is intended to build upon WHIPgroup’s successful Stamford Tech Entrepreneur Meetup (meetup.com/whipgroup) by offering direct support [Read More…]

Cross Licensing in Computer Technologies

July, 9th, 2019

By Andrew P. Siuta Advanced Micro Devices will soon release its new Ryzen 3000 series of processors, in yet another attempt to grab market share away from Intel.  The new 3000 series are expected to [Read More…]

When the Statue of Liberty Meets Intellectual Property Law

July, 3rd, 2019

By Stephen F.W. Ball, Jr. and Shuya Duan Imagine you want to use an image of the Statue of Liberty as your product’s label, could you register it through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Obtains Permanent Injunction for Vineyard Vines

July, 2nd, 2019

On June 28, 2019 WHIPgroup obtained a Judgment for Vineyard Vines that included both monetary damages and a permanent injunction against several serial counterfeiters. The Defendants in this case set up fraudulent websites that mimicked [Read More…]

WHIPgroup obtains allowance using AFCP program

June, 27th, 2019

WHIPgroup obtained another patent allowance using the After Final Consideration Pilot (AFCP) Program. In a U.S. Application directed to a footswitch for a medical instrument, a Final Office Action rejected pending claims for obviousness. WHIPgroup [Read More…]

Patents: A Way to Attack, Defend, and Diplomacy

June, 27th, 2019

By Stephen F.W. Ball, Jr. and Jacob J. Alexander In recent years the number and use of patents has grown exponentially. There were nearly 4 times as many patent applications filled in 2013 than in [Read More…]

Only Litigators Should Draft Patents (part 2 of 2)

June, 20th, 2019

By Wesley W. Whitmyer, Jr. Not every person is a match for every job.  Patents are expensive and complicated legal documents. No less authority than the US Supreme Court noted long ago that “[t]he specification [Read More…]

Damages Are Not Always Limited to Infringing Products

June, 19th, 2019

By William L Birks III In a patent infringement suit, plaintiffs often seek damages for lost sales of infringing products. While this is the most obvious source of recovery, opportunities for larger damage rewards may [Read More…]

WHIPgroup to Defend IPRs brought by Dropbox

June, 13th, 2019

WHIPgroup recently made appearances on behalf of client WhitServe LLC in two IPRs brought by Dropbox Inc.  The IPRs were filed in response to WhitServe’s patent infringement lawsuit against Dropbox Inc. in the District of Delaware. WhitServe’s U.S. Patent [Read More…]

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