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 previously filed a Motion to Dismiss a patent infringement suit filed against its client TomTom in the Western District of Texas. Rather than opposing WHIPGroup’s motion to dismiss, Plaintiff MDSP Technologies LLC voluntarily dismissed [Read More…]
WHIPgroup succeeded in having anticipation and indefiniteness rejections overturned by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The claimed invention relates to a sequencing station that manages both sequencing and restacking tasks. The Examiner had [Read More…]
WHIPGroup filed a Motion to Dismiss for improper venue in the Western District of Texas on behalf of its client TomTom North America, Inc. Plaintiff MDSP Technologies LLC alleges that TomTom North America, Inc. infringes [Read More…]