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WHIPgroup’s Multi-Million Dollar Willful Infringement Jury Verdict Upheld as the Court Further Awards $800,000 in Punitive Damages Including $734,000 in Attorneys’ Fees

February, 8th, 2021

Nearly one year after WHIPgroup and its clients Bruce Kirby and Bruce Kirby, Inc. succeeded in a jury trial involving the famed Laser Sailboat, the Court issued an order awarding over $5.3 MM in damages. [Read More…]

Environmental Patent Litigation

February, 1st, 2021

By Wesley W. Whitmyer, Jr. Patent litigation can be a powerful tool for improving the environment and protecting the planet.  Read on if this sentence sounds crazy.  Read on if you think patent litigation only [Read More…]

IP Strategy: Don’t Miss The Forest Through The Trees

November, 10th, 2020

By Stephen Ball There is never a bad time to evaluate your intellectual property (IP) strategy. When most people think of IP, they think of issued patents and registered trademarks. However, IP strategy is not [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Files Petition to United States Supreme Court in Defense of Inventors and Patent Validity

September, 16th, 2020

Earlier this month WHIPgroup asked the Supreme Court to take up the important issue of whether a court can overlook factual allegations in a patentee’s infringement complaint at the pleading stage and find that the [Read More…]

Efficient Patent Litigation Through Smart Claim Construction Strategies

September, 1st, 2020

By Stephen F.W. Ball and Benjamin N. Luehrs   You might think litigation, especially complex litigation like patent litigation, decreases in times of economic turbulence. History shows the opposite. This is somewhat intuitive because, in [Read More…]

Understanding the California Consumer Privacy Act’s Effect on Businesses

June, 29th, 2020

By Robert D. Keeler and Lauren C. Matturri California’s online data protection law, the first U.S. law of its kind to protect online data privacy, will begin to be enforced on July 1, 2020. The [Read More…]

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…]

WHIPgroup Obtains Full Dismissal of Lawsuit Brought by Hylete, Inc.

May, 27th, 2020

On Thursday, May 21, 2020, the Southern District Court of California dismissed all claims brought by Hylete, Inc. against WHIPgroup clients Rob Orlando and Hybrid Athletics because, according to the Court, all Hylete’s claims were [Read More…]

Court Confirms $4 Million Judgment for WHIPgroup Client

May, 18th, 2020

A Federal Court in Indianapolis has refused to set aside a $4 million judgment and permanent injunction issued in favor of WHIPgroup client NETZSCH Premier Technologies. The Defendants sought to overturn the monetary award and [Read More…]

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