WHIPgroup attorneys have filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Solos Endoscopy, Inc. (“Solos”) on behalf of WHIPgroup client Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc. (“Karl Storz”) Karl Storz is a leading manufacturer and distributor of endoscopic medical and industrial equipment, instruments and technology. The complaint accuses Solos of infringing Karl Storz’ US Registration No. 2085430 for “TAKE-APART.” The case is in District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
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WHIPgroup obtained another patent allowance using the After Final Consideration Pilot (AFCP) Program. In U.S. Application No. 15/239,469 directed to an eccentric well pipe, a Final Office Action rejected pending claims for obviousness. WHIPgroup attorneys [Read More…]
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