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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…]

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March, 23rd, 2020

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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…]

WHIPgroup’s Use of the AFCP Leads to Another Allowance

January, 27th, 2020

In a U.S. Application related to a cooling system for a ball mill, a Final Office Action was issued rejecting the pending claims for obviousness.  WHIPgroup filed an AFCP arguing an improper use of the [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Sues Boeing Over 737 MAX

December, 17th, 2019

Whitmyer IP Group today filed suit against Boeing Company on behalf of its client Timaero Ireland Ltd. The suit alleges fraud and breach of contract by Boeing inducing customers to order and pay significant cash [Read More…]

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