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WHIPgroup Continues its Success with AFCP Interviews

May, 5th, 2020

After receiving a final rejection in U.S. Patent App. No. 16/304,583, WHIPgroup filed a Response including a request for participation in the After Final Consideration Pilot (AFCP) Program.  During the AFCP interview, WHIPgroup attorneys convinced [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Files Trademark Infringement Suit

May, 4th, 2020

WHIPgroup filed a Complaint in the Southern District of Texas on behalf of its client NETZSCH Geratebau GmbH for trademark infringement. NETZSCH is a leading manufacturer of thermal analysis measurement devices. The Defendant is a [Read More…]

New USPTO Report Shows Boost to Software Patents

April, 27th, 2020

The USPTO has released a new report on examination outcomes since the Supreme Court’s ruling in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International. According to the report, first office actions with patent eligibility rejections have decreased [Read More…]

Another Successful Patent Appeal For WHIPgroup

April, 17th, 2020

 WHIPgroup obtained another reversal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. The invention is directed to a computer-generated overlay for identifying areas of interest during surgery. The Patent Office issued a final office action rejecting [Read More…]

Cloud9 IP Counsel Subscription

March, 23rd, 2020

Downtime sharpens focus and gives us time to disrupt. WHIPgroup has done exactly that and now offers a new paradigm for IP Counsel. The hourly rate is dead for patent and trademark prosecution. Fixed fees [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Seamlessly Transitions To Work From Home Virtual Office

March, 18th, 2020

WHIPgroup seamlessly transitioned to a work from home virtual office for all employees without interruption last Friday. WHIPgroup was founded with the philosophy of embracing technology to raise quality while keeping costs down and improving [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Obtains Favorable Claim Construction Ruling Following Markman Hearing in Alabama

March, 17th, 2020

WHIPgroup, on behalf of client KARL STORZ, obtained a favorable claim construction ruling following a Markman Hearing last month in the Northern District of Alabama.  The Court agreed with WHIPgroup’s attorneys by finding that the [Read More…]

WHIPgroup obtains $6,800,000 Willful Infringement Jury Verdict on Behalf of Legendary Designer of Laser Sailboat

February, 20th, 2020

February 2020 saw the culmination of a 7-year long Federal Court litigation between WHIPgroup client Bruce Kirby, designer of the famed Laser Sailboat, and builders of the Laser, Quarter Moon, Incorporated (“QMI”) and LaserPerformance (Europe) [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Obtains $400,000 Judgment for Trademark Infringement

February, 10th, 2020

WHIPgroup obtained a Judgment for its client New Leaf Data Services against Humboldt Marijuana Exchange for trademark infringement as well as cyber-squatting and commercial disparagement. The Court found that Humboldt Marijuana Exchange willfully infringed New [Read More…]

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