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The copyright termination cliff

June, 3rd, 2024

Copyright law includes an interesting clause at 17 U.S.C. § 203: (3) Termination of the grant may be effected at any time during a period of five years beginning at the end of thirty-five years [Read More…]

Product of process infringement

March, 29th, 2024

Under U.S. law, anyone who uses a system that is likely to have been made by a patented process, and who does not demonstrate that the system was not made by the patented process, is [Read More…]

Brief Notes on Arbitration v Litigation

February, 20th, 2024

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…]

WHIPGroup Obtains Dismissal on Behalf of Client Sued for Patent Infringement in the Western District of Texas

September, 6th, 2023

WHIPGroup previously filed a Motion to Dismiss a patent infringement suit filed against its client TomTom in the Western District of Texas.  Rather than opposing WHIPGroup’s motion to dismiss, Plaintiff MDSP Technologies LLC voluntarily dismissed [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Succeeds in Reversing §§ 102 and 112 Rejections on Appeal

July, 13th, 2023

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…]

WHIPGroup files Motion to Dismiss for Improper Venue under 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b)

June, 16th, 2023

WHIPGroup filed a Motion to Dismiss for improper venue in the Western District of Texas on behalf of its client TomTom North America, Inc. Plaintiff MDSP Technologies LLC alleges that TomTom North America, Inc. infringes [Read More…]

WHIPGroup files Motion to Dismiss for Australian Manufacturer

March, 3rd, 2023

WHIPGroup filed a Motion to Dismiss and Motion to Strike Affirmative Defenses in the Northern District of Georgia on behalf of its client Ecochem Australia Pty Ltd., of Victoria, Australia. In the Motion to Dismiss, [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Successfully Obtains Preliminary Injunction for Australian Manufacturer

January, 20th, 2023

WHIPgroup successfully obtained an Order of Preliminary Injunction in connection with a Complaint and Emergency Motion for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Presents on Patents and Trademarks at TechXel Stamford: Venture Expert Series

January, 3rd, 2023

On January 26, 2023, Wes Whitmyer of WHIPgroup will present on patents and trademarks at TechXel’s Venture Expert Series. For event details, click here. View the flyer.

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