WHIPgroup obtained a Judgment for its client New Leaf Data Services against Humboldt Marijuana Exchange for trademark infringement as well as cyber-squatting and commercial disparagement. The Court found that Humboldt Marijuana Exchange willfully infringed New Leaf’s registered trademarks for CANNABIS BENCHMARKS and HEMP BENCHMARKS even after being put on notice of New Leaf’s rights. The Court granted New Leaf Data Services a $400,000 monetary award as well as a permanent injunction preventing Humboldt Marijuana Exchange from using the trademarks or confusingly similar versions. The Judgment and Permanent Injunction were reported by Law360 in a February 4 article titled “Pot Data Co. Wins $400K Over Rival’s TM Infringement,” which can be viewed here.
WHIPgroup has prevailed in another patent appeal before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The invention relates to an adjustable piston with an inner plastic nut that helps withstand high frequency pulsing loads. The [Read More…]
Earlier this month WHIPgroup asked the Supreme Court to take up the important issue of whether a court can overlook factual allegations in a patentee’s infringement complaint at the pleading stage and find that the [Read More…]
WHIPgroup Successfully obtained patent allowance with an Appeal Brief. The invention is directed to an agitator ball mill, and has cams with specific ratios that improve mixing, cooling, and durability. The Patent Office rejected all [Read More…]