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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…]

When the Statue of Liberty Meets Intellectual Property Law

July, 3rd, 2019

By Stephen F.W. Ball, Jr. and Shuya Duan Imagine you want to use an image of the Statue of Liberty as your product’s label, could you register it through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Obtains Permanent Injunction for Vineyard Vines

July, 2nd, 2019

On June 28, 2019 WHIPgroup obtained a Judgment for Vineyard Vines that included both monetary damages and a permanent injunction against several serial counterfeiters. The Defendants in this case set up fraudulent websites that mimicked [Read More…]

Patents: A Way to Attack, Defend, and Diplomacy

June, 27th, 2019

By Stephen F.W. Ball, Jr. and Jacob J. Alexander In recent years the number and use of patents has grown exponentially. There were nearly 4 times as many patent applications filled in 2013 than in [Read More…]

Damages Are Not Always Limited to Infringing Products

June, 19th, 2019

By William L Birks III In a patent infringement suit, plaintiffs often seek damages for lost sales of infringing products. While this is the most obvious source of recovery, opportunities for larger damage rewards may [Read More…]

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