Patent Venue’s “Home Sweet Home” Jurisprudence

September, 11th, 2018

By Christopher Stankus Most corporations know by now that in May 2017, the Supreme Court drastically changed venue law for patent cases in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC. It is not [Read More…]

RegenLab Overcomes Motion to Dismiss and Advances Venue Law in Favor of Patent Owners

August, 28th, 2018

RegenLab USA is the owner of US Patent 8,529,957 (’957 patent), which is directed to the use of a medical separator system for the preparation of platelet rich plasma. RegenLab brought suit for patent infringement [Read More…]

The Shrinking Menu of Options for Venue: Where to Sue for Patent Infringement

August, 21st, 2018

By Andrew P. Siuta and Andrew E. Kerrick An important strategic decision at the outset of every patent infringement suit is where to file. Rules of the district, its familiarity with patent disputes, the efficiency [Read More…]

THE BREXIT EXIT: The Details are Starting to Unfold for IP Rights Holders

August, 14th, 2018

By Christina L. Winsor Since the announcement that the UK was leaving the EU, there has been big questions as whether trademark owners holding registrations in the EU would still be protected in the UK [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Files New Patent Infringement Lawsuit

August, 13th, 2018

WHIPgroup has filed a new patent infringement lawsuit on behalf of its client Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc. in the Northern District of Ohio. The Complaint alleges that Steris Corporation’s Harmony iQ Integration Systems infringe US [Read More…]

District Court Denies Farzad Rastegar and LaserPerformance’s Motions to Dismiss

August, 7th, 2018

Last year Kirby filed a second lawsuit against Farzad Rastegar and LaserPerformance alleging infringement of the BRUCE KIRBY® trademark due to Defendants’ online offer to sell a “Kirby Fishing Set.” Defendants made this offer despite [Read More…]

Bruce Kirby’s Claims Against LaserPerformance to Proceed to Trial

August, 6th, 2018

Since 2013, WHIPgroup clients Bruce Kirby and Bruce Kirby, Inc. (“Kirby”) have asserted trademark infringement and misappropriation claims against LaserPerformance due to unauthorized use of Bruce Kirby’s name and the BRUCE KIRBY® trademark on sailboats. [Read More…]

Making Provisional Applications Part of Your IP Strategy

August, 2nd, 2018

By Stephen F. W. Ball, Jr. & Sean E. Paquette A provisional application is a type of U.S. patent application that is “informal” in the sense that there are no requirements for acceptance. It does [Read More…]

There’s No Software Exception to the Statutory Presumption of Validity

July, 24th, 2018

By Wesley W. Whitmyer, Jr. & Michael J. Harris The presumption of patent validity springs from the legal concept of administrative correctness.  In other words, The US Patent Office is presumed to have done its [Read More…]

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