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The Patent Eligibility Fix Is Coming: Now Is The Time To Get Essential Protection On Software Inventions

April, 29th, 2020

By: Stephen Ball Software inventions are patentable. The statutory language is clear: Whoever invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof, may [Read More…]

New USPTO Report Shows Boost to Software Patents

April, 27th, 2020

The USPTO has released a new report on examination outcomes since the Supreme Court’s ruling in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International. According to the report, first office actions with patent eligibility rejections have decreased [Read More…]

Another Successful Patent Appeal For WHIPgroup

April, 17th, 2020

 WHIPgroup obtained another reversal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. The invention is directed to a computer-generated overlay for identifying areas of interest during surgery. The Patent Office issued a final office action rejecting [Read More…]

WHIPgroup takes April 21st Monthly Tech Meetup Virtual

April, 15th, 2020

Given the anticipated length of Connecticut’s work-from-home order, WHIPgroup is taking its monthly Tech Entrepreneur Meetup virtual on Zoom. The topic this month is “Hardware in a Hurry: Designing, Developing and Deploying on Dime.” With [Read More…]

Collecting Foreign Judgments Against US Entities

April, 14th, 2020

By Wesley Whitmyer and Stephen Ball Enforcing international arbitration awards in foreign jurisdictions has long been a staple of international business. Indeed, the practice is so common that it’s governed by an international treaty. The [Read More…]

Trademark Rights Have Entered the Game

April, 6th, 2020

By Andrew Siuta and Lauren Matturri Anyone who plays video games will tell you that the characters in these games are just as important as the plot. However, when it comes to intellectual property protection, [Read More…]

Cloud9 IP Counsel Subscription

March, 23rd, 2020

Downtime sharpens focus and gives us time to disrupt. WHIPgroup has done exactly that and now offers a new paradigm for IP Counsel. The hourly rate is dead for patent and trademark prosecution. Fixed fees [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Seamlessly Transitions To Work From Home Virtual Office

March, 18th, 2020

WHIPgroup seamlessly transitioned to a work from home virtual office for all employees without interruption last Friday. WHIPgroup was founded with the philosophy of embracing technology to raise quality while keeping costs down and improving [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Obtains Favorable Claim Construction Ruling Following Markman Hearing in Alabama

March, 17th, 2020

WHIPgroup, on behalf of client KARL STORZ, obtained a favorable claim construction ruling following a Markman Hearing last month in the Northern District of Alabama.  The Court agreed with WHIPgroup’s attorneys by finding that the [Read More…]

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