On February 6, 2017, WHIPgroup attorneys filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Microline Surgical, Inc. (“Microline”) on behalf of Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc. (“Karl Storz”). Karl Storz is an industry leader in the creation, manufacture and sale of endoscopic, surgical and medical equipment and instruments. The complaint accuses Microline of infringing Karl Storz’ US trademark rights in the mark “TAKE-APART.” The case was filed in the District of Massachusetts, Case No. 17-cv-10203.
Recently, WHIPGROUP engaged in an arbitration that included a five day hearing in the City. Here are some thoughts about why arbitration is different (not clearly better or worse) than litigation. Venue The AAA arbitral [Read More…]
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WHIPgroup succeeded in having anticipation and indefiniteness rejections overturned by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The claimed invention relates to a sequencing station that manages both sequencing and restacking tasks. The Examiner had [Read More…]