Mr. Keeler is an experienced patent and trademark prosecutor and accomplished litigator. He draws heavily on his background in the electrical, computing, mechanical arts to obtain global patent protection for his clients. Mr. Keeler also advises brands on effective trademark protection strategies and enforcement. His broad litigation experience includes helping US and international companies obtain relief or defend against charges in state and federal courts around the country, at both the district court and appellate levels. He recently tried a case concerning trademark infringement and misappropriation that resulted in a jury verdict of over $6.8 million, the judgment for which included over $730,000 in attorneys’ fees and punitive damages. Mr. Keeler has been with WHIPgroup since its founding in 2015.
Mr. Stankus focuses his practice on complex patent, trademark, and contract dispute litigations as well as intellectual property prosecution. Mr. Stankus is an engineer and an experienced patent and trademark attorney specializing in counseling brands from a product’s development through its market life cycle. He also has extensive litigation experience monetizing and enforcing intellectual property rights for multi-national corporations. He has litigated in federal district courts throughout the United States and before the International Trade Commission. His cases regularly involve damages in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Mr. Stankus started his career at a large intellectual property boutique in New York City and joined WHIPgroup in 2017.
WHIPgroup was successful in reversing novelty rejections before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The claimed invention relates to the protection of electrical machines and load against harmful shaft voltages that can cause bearing [Read More…]
The USPTO recently announced a pilot program to explore the effect of allowing applicants to defer responding to subject matter eligibility rejections. Federal Register :: Deferred Subject Matter Eligibility Response Pilot Program. The program is [Read More…]
Wesley W. Whitmyer, Jr. was selected as the IP Litigation Representative in Connecticut by Global Law Experts (GLE). GLE is a recommendation service and reference source profiling the leading partners and law firms for all [Read More…]