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Virtual Marking Must be Product-Specific

September, 11th, 2019

By William L. Birks III A Federal District Court for the District of Delaware has decided that for a product to be virtually marked by a patent, a patentee must associate the covering patent with [Read More…]

#sponsored: The Role of Influencers on Social Media in Light of FTC Regulations

September, 6th, 2019

By Lauren C. Matturri It is no surprise that most of us follow certain social media accounts to get advice or recommendations on fashion, cosmetics, electronics, and restaurants.  However, these recommendations are not always what [Read More…]

Federal Circuit Affirms Hybrid Athletics’ Trademark Win against Hylete

September, 3rd, 2019

In a precedential opinion issued August 1, 2019, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a likelihood of confusion determination previously secured by WHIPgroup for client Hybrid Athletics, LLC against competitor Hylete LLC. The appeal, [Read More…]

Whitmyer Named Adjunct Professor of Patent Litigation

August, 26th, 2019

WHIPgroup’s Managing Member, Wesley W. Whitmyer Jr., has been named an Adjunct Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law and will teach a course in Patent Litigation beginning the Spring of 2020.

District Court Grants WHIPgroup’s Motion to Dismiss with Prejudice

August, 13th, 2019

WHIPgroup successfully argued a Motion to Dismiss on behalf of its client, Hobbs Medical. The case was filed in federal court in the District of Massachusetts with claims for patent infringement. WHIPgroup filed a Motion [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Case Against IMS to Proceed in Alabama

August, 2nd, 2019

WHIPgroup was successful in defending Karl Storz against a motion to dismiss filed by Defendant Integrated Medical Systems International (“IMS”). WHIPgroup, on behalf of Karl Storz, had filed suit against IMS alleging that services and [Read More…]

Ford Proves Design Patents are Built Tough

August, 1st, 2019

By Christopher J. Stankus and Jacob J. Alexander In a recent case, Ford showed that design patents are an effective way to prohibit third-party manufacturers from making “knock-off” replacement parts. In Automotive Body Parts Association [Read More…]

What If a Trademark Becomes a Verb

July, 23rd, 2019

By Stephen F.W. Ball, Jr., Shuya Duan It becomes more and more popular for a consumer to use his or her favorite brand name as a verb in daily conversation. It is very common for [Read More…]

Cross Licensing in Computer Technologies

July, 9th, 2019

By Andrew P. Siuta Advanced Micro Devices will soon release its new Ryzen 3000 series of processors, in yet another attempt to grab market share away from Intel.  The new 3000 series are expected to [Read More…]

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