WHIPgroup Continues to Successfully Use the After Final Consideration Pilot Program

February, 9th, 2016

The USPTO recently announced its plans to continue the After Final Consideration Pilot 2.0 (AFCP) through September 30, 2016. The AFCP was introduced by the USPTO as an initiative to improve the efficiency of the [Read More…]

Registration of IP Cloud Design Trademark

February, 2nd, 2016

On February 2, 2016, Whitmyer IP Group obtained a US Federal Registration for its own IP Cloud Design trademark for legal services in class 45.

WHIPgroup Uses PPH Program to Obtain Faster Allowances

January, 12th, 2016

WHIPgroup attorneys file a large number of patent prosecution highway (PPH) petitions. The PPH is a set of initiatives designed to accelerate patent prosecution by allowing participating patent offices to benefit from one another’s opinions [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Obtains Certificate of Occupancy for Expanded Office Space

January, 7th, 2016

Board Rules In Favor Of WHIPgroup Client DAI: A Single Restaurant Location Is Not Interstate Commerce

January, 7th, 2016

WHIPgroup filed an opposition on behalf of its client Doctor’s Associates Inc. (“DAI”) against Janco, LLC, for its application to register the mark FLATIZZA for pizza. The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board sustained the Section [Read More…]

Registration of WHIPGROUP Trademark

January, 5th, 2016

On January 5, 2016, Whitmyer IP Group obtained a US Federal Registration for its own WHIPGROUP trademark for legal services in class 45.

WHIPgroup Files Complaint to Protect Its Client’s Longstanding Rights

November, 24th, 2015

Whitmyer IP Group filed an action for declaratory judgment of no trademark infringement on behalf of its client, a leading quick service restaurant franchisor. The defendant had previously made repeated claims of willful trademark infringement [Read More…]

Whitmyer IP Group Obtains Another Reversal On Appeal To The PTAB

November, 17th, 2015

Whitmyer IP Group’s attorneys secured a decision from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) reversing all prior art rejections in U.S. Patent Application No. 12/500,421. The claims relate to an industrial robot having at [Read More…]

Whitmyer IP Group Eliminates Damage Claim Against Its Client On Summary Judgment

November, 10th, 2015

A California District Court granted summary judgment in favor of WHIPgroup’s client, holding that “no reasonable jury could find KARL STORZ liable for willful infringement of Novadaq’s trademarks or for monetary damages.” Plaintiff Novadaq Technologies, [Read More…]

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