PTAB Takes Mulligan in “Golf Cart” IPR

July, 17th, 2018

By Benjamin N. Luehrs and Hao Zhang Inter Partes Review (IPR) is an effective procedure for invalidating a competitor’s patent whereby a petitioner cites other patents and printed publications (i.e., “prior art”) to argue that [Read More…]

Time to Think Outside the Box: Foreign Patent Filling in China

July, 12th, 2018

By Hao Zhang and Patrick D. Duplessis U.S. inventors seeking to protect their IP rights worldwide often file foreign patent applications in markets where they conduct business or where they are likely to find infringers [Read More…]

Federal Circuit Prescribes a Treatment for § 101 Disorder

July, 3rd, 2018

The Federal Circuit recently provided insight into the complicated issue of § 101 subject matter eligibility for method of treatment claims.  In Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc v West-Ward Pharmaceuticals, 887 F.3d. 1117 (Fed. Cir. 2018), a [Read More…]

Privacy in The Digital Age: Is The Public Concerned Or Unknowingly Getting Burned?

June, 27th, 2018

By Robert D. Keeler and  Andrew E. Kerrick Innovation often occurs much faster than the laws required to address the new social concerns they bring about. Often, this leads to a disconnect between law and society. For example, laws [Read More…]

Outcome-Secured Litigation Financing: Offsetting Your Costs

June, 19th, 2018

By Christopher J. Stankus & Michael J. Harris Is a competitor infringing your patent, but you can’t afford the legal fees to pursue your claim? Or would you rather invest capital to grow your business instead of paying [Read More…]

As Familiar As Your Mother’s Face: Hasbro’s Non-Visual PLAY-DOH Scent Mark Registers

June, 5th, 2018

By Christina L. Winsor On March 21, 2017 I reported that Hasbro, Inc. filed a trademark application for the smell of its famous PLAY-DOH.  Now, a little over a year from the application filing date, and [Read More…]

Magic Wands, Not Just in Books Anymore

June, 1st, 2018

By Andrew P. Siuta While a truly magic wand may be a less-than once in a lifetime encounter, the world of Harry Potter may be more quickly approaching than previously thought.  With new patent US 9,888,090[1] for [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Hosts Open House and Wine Tasting

May, 14th, 2018

On May 9, 2018, WHIPgroup hosted an Open House to debut its newly-expanded office and publicize its many projects, including InventLab™, Stamford Tech Entrepreneur Meetup Series, and IP Eats.  Over 100 guests from a wide [Read More…]

Supreme Court Holds IPR Patent Challenges Constitutional

April, 24th, 2018

By Dov Hirsch   Today, the U.S. Supreme Court has issued two important patent related decisions regarding Inter Partes Reviews (“IPR”) under the America Invent Act. In Oil States Energy Services, LLC V. Greene’s Energy Group, [Read More…]

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