On April 14, Walter Welsh of WHIPgroup was part of panel that presented on Protecting and Enforcing Your Brand Against Infringers and Competitors at the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section Spring Meeting in Orlando. This presentation provided an overview of trademark protection including the difference between trademarks and other forms of intellectual property and how to establish trademark rights. The panel discussed best practices around selection, clearance, adoption and use of trademarks and how to best protect trademark rights along with the various pros and cons of options for enforcement such as cease and desists, co-existence arrangements, Oppositions, Cancellations, and Litigation.
By Stephen F.W. Ball, Jr. Motions to dismiss, also called 12(b)(6) motions, have been used to eviscerate patent rights on the basis that a patent is allegedly directed to an “abstract concept” and thus lacks [Read More…]
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…]
WHIPgroup attorneys were successful in using the Pre-Appeal Brief Review program to overcome a final rejection. During prosecution, the USPTO rejected claims directed to a method for actively damping oscillations in a compression process as [Read More…]