USPTO Launches Expedited Cancellation Pilot Program for Unused Trademarks

January, 30th, 2019

On January 22 the USPTO announced a pilot program to streamline cancellation proceedings for allegedly abandoned and unused trademarks.  Under this program, once an answer is filed, the assigned TTAB Interlocutory Attorney has the parties [Read More…]

Lauren Matturri Sworn in to the New York Bar

January, 23rd, 2019

Lauren Matturri was sworn into the New York Bar on January 17, 2019.  She focuses her practice on trademark litigation. prosecution, and enforcement.  During law school Ms. Matturri interned at both a major financial institution [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Argues Federal Circuit Appeal

January, 9th, 2019

WHIPgroup partner Michael J. Kosma argued an appeal on behalf of Connecticut-based Hybrid Athletics before the Federal Circuit on Monday, January 7. The appeal, brought by Hylete LLC, stemmed from a trial before the Trademark [Read More…]

The USPTO Publishes Revised Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance

January, 8th, 2019

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has prepared 2019 Revised Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance for use by Examiners in evaluating whether an application is directed to patent-eligible subject matter.  While all processes, machines, manufactures, [Read More…]

Happy Holidays from WHIPgroup!

December, 21st, 2018

WHIPgroup Overcomes Rejection Through Another Successful Pre-Appeal Brief

November, 29th, 2018

WHIPgroup attorneys were successful in using the Pre-Appeal Brief Review program to overcome a final rejection.  During prosecution, the USPTO rejected claims directed to a method for depositing a group IV crystal layer on a [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Obtains Allowance Using the AFCP Program

November, 16th, 2018

WHIPgroup obtained another patent allowance using the After Final Consideration Pilot (AFCP) Program. In U.S. Application No. 15/239,469 directed to an eccentric well pipe, a Final Office Action rejected pending claims for obviousness. WHIPgroup attorneys [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Succeeds in Overcoming Rejections with Pre-Appeal Brief Review

November, 15th, 2018

WHIPgroup attorneys were successful in using the Pre-Appeal Brief Review program to overcome a final rejection.  During prosecution, the USPTO rejected claims directed to a method for actively damping oscillations in a compression process as [Read More…]

Examiner Reversed on All Obviousness Grounds on Appeal

November, 14th, 2018

WHIPgroup successfully argued to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board that its client’s invention is patentable over an examiner’s rejection.  The claimed invention is directed to a medical instrument that more easily and reliably identifies [Read More…]

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