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COVID-19 Has Changed the Litigation Landscape and Will Lead to Cost Savings to Litigants

May, 29th, 2020

By Christopher J. Stankus COVID-19 has brought numerous changes to the legal industry’s approach to working remotely. Some changes have been ordered by the courts, while others have been instituted by practitioners. Some of these [Read More…]

Federal Circuit Decides Apple’s Invalidity Challenges Were Properly Litigated; Are Precluded

December, 31st, 2019

By William L. Birks III The Federal Circuit recently decided that Apple was precluded from pressing its proposed invalidity challenges on the basis of issue preclusion and previous litigation between Apple and VirnetX. VirnetX Inc. [Read More…]

Continuation Applications Should be Part of Your Patent Strategy

September, 25th, 2019

By Stephen F.W. Ball, Jr. One of the easiest and most strategic ways to build up a patent portfolio is using continuation applications. A continuation application is a “child” application filed during the pendency of [Read More…]

My Patent License Says What?

May, 16th, 2019

By: Benjamin N. Luehrs Generic forum selection clauses in patent license agreements can prevent licensees from trying to invalidate licensed patents at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). A recent Federal Circuit Opinion, [Read More…]

Federal Circuit Guidance on Trademark Webpage Specimens

May, 7th, 2019

By Walter B. Welsh A webpage qualifies as use in commerce if it is a point-of-sale. A recent precedential decision, In re Siny Corp., provides guidance on what constitutes a point-of-sale. This article discusses that [Read More…]

Stop Infringers At The Border

April, 18th, 2019

By Christopher J. Stankus Section 337 Investigations at the International Trade Commission (“ITC”) can be a vital weapon for patent owners to protect their U.S. intellectual property against infringing imports. Section 337 Investigations are resolved [Read More…]

TC Heartland: The End of Patent Venue as We Know It (But Patent Owners are Doing Fine)

April, 2nd, 2019

By Benjamin N. Luehrs Odds are, if you work at all in the patent space, you’ve heard a bit about the Supreme Court’s 2017 decision in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, [Read More…]

WHIPgroup attorneys achieve sweeping victory at Arterton Inn of Court mock oral argument

February, 7th, 2019

By Patrick D. Duplessis As we recently reported, the Arterton Inn of Court held its first substantive event on the 2018-2019 session, and WHIPgroup attorneys played a major role in preparing the event. The event, [Read More…]

New Patentable Subject Matter Guidelines: Finally Some Help for Computer-Implemented Inventions

January, 23rd, 2019

By Stephen F.W. Ball, Jr. Many in the patent field are keenly aware that the USPTO just issued new patentable subject matter guidelines. The USPTO uses a multi-step process for determining patent eligibility and the [Read More…]

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