WHIPgroup has been listed by Managing IP magazine as one of the most active law firms before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Attorneys Wesley W. Whitmyer, Jr., Michael J. Kosma and Michael A. Lavine have been counsel of record in more than a dozen Inter Partes Review (IPR) and Covered Business Method (CBM) proceedings before the PTAB. Since the introduction of the America Invents Act, IPR and CBM proceedings have been popular avenues for attacking the validity of U.S. patents. WHIPgroup’s attorneys were among the first to litigate an IPR proceeding. In this fast-moving area of patent law, WHIPgroup is leveraging its expertise to both defend its clients’ patents against IPR/CBM petitions, and to challenge the validity of its clients’ competitors’ patents. WHIPgroup is geared towards continued growth in this field.
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