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USPTO Announces Extension of Fast-Track Appeals Pilot Program

July, 12th, 2021

By Ryan Newell The USPTO has extended the expiration date for the Fast-Track Appeals Pilot Program (F-TAPP) through July 2, 2022. F-TAPP was established in July 2020 on a temporary basis, to provide for the [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Files Complaint for Commercial Dispute

June, 25th, 2021

Whitmyer IP Group filed a Complaint in the District of Delaware on behalf of its clients Nicholas Harmon and With Light, Inc., formerly Verilux, Inc. The Complaint stems from a commercial transaction where Verilux’s assets [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Successfully Defends Client From Abusive Foreign Discovery

June, 10th, 2021

WHIPgroup successfully opposed two motions brought against its client Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc. (“KSEA”) by STERIS Instrument Management Services, Inc. (“STERIS-IMS”). STERIS-IMS sought to extend fact discovery in the long-running patent infringement case to take [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Welcomes Gulrukh Haroon To The Firm As A Law Clerk

May, 19th, 2021

Gulrukh Haroon is pursuing her JD at the University of Connecticut School of Law. She has a B.S. in biological sciences and political science from the University of Connecticut and is currently working on her [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Welcomes Henry Purtill To The Firm As A Law Clerk

May, 18th, 2021

Henry Purtill is pursuing his J.D. at UConn Law School. Henry has been a participant in the Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Law Clinic where he has drafted and prosecuted patents, including successfully amending claim sets and [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Welcomes Ryan Newell To The Firm As A Law Clerk

May, 17th, 2021

Ryan is a patent agent and a rising 2L at Boston University School of Law. At BU, he is president of the Intellectual Property Law Society for 2021-22. Ryan received his undergraduate degree from the [Read More…]

Avoid Tunnel Vision: Look Beyond Your Own Product For Patent Protection

May, 17th, 2021

By Stephen Ball Development of a commercial product is often the catalyst for seeking patent protection. This is understandable as owners want to protect their R&D investment. However, focusing on one’s own product can be [Read More…]

Are Environmentalists the New Conservatives?

May, 4th, 2021

By Wesley W. Whitmyer, Jr.    Their ranks swelled as they gained momentum to fulfill their mission of Earth protection, but now that a majority of people agree that protecting the environment is a priority, [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Initiates Trademark Infringement Action on Behalf of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty

March, 30th, 2021

Whitmyer IP Group filed a Complaint in District Court for the District of Connecticut on behalf of its client William Pitt Sotheby’s International. William Pitt is a premier real estate brokerage firm that has provided [Read More…]

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