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Virtual Marking Must be Product-Specific

September, 11th, 2019

By William L. Birks III A Federal District Court for the District of Delaware has decided that for a product to be virtually marked by a patent, a patentee must associate the covering patent with [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Wins Appeal at Patent Trial and Appeal Board

September, 9th, 2019

WHIPgroup secured a favorable decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), reversing all rejections of an application directed to a hybrid transformer core.  The Examiner had rejected the independent claims as allegedly being [Read More…]

#sponsored: The Role of Influencers on Social Media in Light of FTC Regulations

September, 6th, 2019

By Lauren C. Matturri It is no surprise that most of us follow certain social media accounts to get advice or recommendations on fashion, cosmetics, electronics, and restaurants.  However, these recommendations are not always what [Read More…]

WHIPgroup to Host September 17 Meetup on “Implementing Automated and Predictive Analytics in Global Supply Chains”

September, 4th, 2019

On Tuesday, September 17 at 6PM, WHIPgroup will host Luca Bertuccelli, CTO of the Sensitech division of Carrier, at the WHIPgroup Tech Entrepreneur Meetup for a discussion on the future of global supply chains—a future that embraces a forward-thinking mindset [Read More…]

Federal Circuit Affirms Hybrid Athletics’ Trademark Win against Hylete

September, 3rd, 2019

In a precedential opinion issued August 1, 2019, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a likelihood of confusion determination previously secured by WHIPgroup for client Hybrid Athletics, LLC against competitor Hylete LLC. The appeal, [Read More…]

WHIPgroup partners with BlockFactory for Document Verification

August, 28th, 2019

In another practical use of technology, WHIPgroup is excited to announce that we’ve partnered with BlockFactory for blockchain certified document verification.  A digital fingerprint of a certified document is stored on the blockchain in encrypted [Read More…]

Why Registered Trademarks Matter on Amazon

August, 27th, 2019

By Robert D. Keeler Earlier this year, Amazon surpassed Walmart as the world’s largest retailer. Twenty-two years ago, Jeff Bezos attributed Amazon’s upcoming success to its strong branding: “There’s nothing about our model that can’t [Read More…]

Whitmyer Named Adjunct Professor of Patent Litigation

August, 26th, 2019

WHIPgroup’s Managing Member, Wesley W. Whitmyer Jr., has been named an Adjunct Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law and will teach a course in Patent Litigation beginning the Spring of 2020.

WHIPgroup Uses After Final Pilot Program to Obtain Patent Allowance

August, 23rd, 2019

The claimed invention relates to a device for detecting signal pulses for a particle counter. The application received a Final Office Action rejecting the claims. In response, WHIPgroup attorneys submitted arguments with a request to [Read More…]

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