Whitmyer IP Group filed an action for declaratory judgment of no trademark infringement on behalf of its client, a leading quick service restaurant franchisor. The defendant had previously made repeated claims of willful trademark infringement and sought substantial damages, despite the fact that WHIPgroup’s client had prominently used its trademark on a national basis for more than ten years without evidence of confusion or notice of the third party’s rights. WHIPgroup attorney Walter Welsh filed the declaratory judgment, which seeks a determination of noninfringement on several grounds, to protect the client from further harassment.
By Hao Zhang and Patrick D. Duplessis U.S. inventors seeking to protect their IP rights worldwide often file foreign patent applications in markets where they conduct business or where they are likely to find infringers [Read More…]
The Federal Circuit recently provided insight into the complicated issue of § 101 subject matter eligibility for method of treatment claims. In Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc v West-Ward Pharmaceuticals, 887 F.3d. 1117 (Fed. Cir. 2018), a [Read More…]
On July 17, the WHIPgroup Tech Entrepreneur Meetup will return to the important topic of Artificial Intelligence. We will hear from the co-founders of Dreyev (pronounced “drive”), an interactive driving safety system that combines AI with [Read More…]