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USPTO Announces Further Expansion to Track One Prioritized Examination

October, 5th, 2021

The USPTO issued an interim rule further expanding the availability of Track One Prioritized Examination. The interim rule increases the annual limit of Track One requests that may be accepted from 12,000 to 15,000. This [Read More…]

Is Office Foosball a Covid Casualty?

October, 5th, 2021

By Wesley W. Whitmyer, Jr. There was a time when the foosball table was a raucous gathering spot each day in our office at 5pm. Since March 2020, no one has touched the foosball table. [Read More…]

The Federal Circuit Needs More Patent Attorneys

August, 31st, 2021

By Stephen Ball A decision earlier this summer underscores ongoing problems with patent law jurisprudence at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“Federal Circuit”). In Yu v Apple, the Federal Circuit invalidated [Read More…]

Grow Your Patent Portfolio with Vertical Farming

August, 9th, 2021

By Ryan Newell The agriculture industry is undergoing rapid and revolutionary changes. Inventors should take notice. The traditional farming system is threatened by accelerating water shortages and an ever-growing population. To sustain everyone, it must [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Welcomes Jasmine Gratton to the Firm As A Law Clerk

July, 27th, 2021

Jasmine Gratton is completing her LL.M in Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law at Fordham University School of Law. She has an LL.B. from University of Bristol Law School in England, and completed her thesis [Read More…]

USPTO Announces Extension of Fast-Track Appeals Pilot Program

July, 12th, 2021

By Ryan Newell The USPTO has extended the expiration date for the Fast-Track Appeals Pilot Program (F-TAPP) through July 2, 2022. F-TAPP was established in July 2020 on a temporary basis, to provide for the [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Files Complaint for Commercial Dispute

June, 25th, 2021

Whitmyer IP Group filed a Complaint in the District of Delaware on behalf of its clients Nicholas Harmon and With Light, Inc., formerly Verilux, Inc. The Complaint stems from a commercial transaction where Verilux’s assets [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Successfully Defends Client From Abusive Foreign Discovery

June, 10th, 2021

WHIPgroup successfully opposed two motions brought against its client Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc. (“KSEA”) by STERIS Instrument Management Services, Inc. (“STERIS-IMS”). STERIS-IMS sought to extend fact discovery in the long-running patent infringement case to take [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Welcomes Gulrukh Haroon To The Firm As A Law Clerk

May, 19th, 2021

Gulrukh Haroon is pursuing her JD at the University of Connecticut School of Law. She has a B.S. in biological sciences and political science from the University of Connecticut and is currently working on her [Read More…]

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