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WHIPgroup Successfully Defends Patent Claims in Inter Partes Review (IPR)

November, 16th, 2020

Dropbox was sued by WHIPgroup’s client WhitServe for infringement of a patent relating to an onsite backup system for third party data. In response, Dropbox challenged the novelty and non-obviousness of the patent with six [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…]

Another PTAB Win

October, 14th, 2020

WHIPgroup has prevailed in another patent appeal before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The invention relates to an adjustable piston with an inner plastic nut that helps withstand high frequency pulsing loads. The [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…]

Appeal Brief Gets All Patent Claims Allowed

September, 15th, 2020

WHIPgroup Successfully obtained patent allowance with an Appeal Brief. The invention is directed to an agitator ball mill, and has cams with specific ratios that improve mixing, cooling, and durability. The Patent Office rejected all [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Secures Favorable Results from PTAB for Two Applications

September, 8th, 2020

WHIPgroup successfully argued two applications before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and obtained favorable decisions reversing written description and obviousness rejections. Both applications relate to a novel firearm cartridge that is designed to [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…]

PTAB Issues Another Reversal for Patent Appeal

August, 20th, 2020

WHIPgroup successfully obtained a decision reversing rejections for written description, enablement, indefiniteness, anticipation, and obviousness. The invention is directed to a system of interconnected medical devices and surgical information displays. The Patent Office issued a [Read More…]

WHIPgroup June 16th Zoom Meetup: Digital Transformation and the Monetization of Intellectual Property

June, 5th, 2020

How do you market something over the Internet that is secret for much of its life? This question has confronted business owners and inventors for years. Monetizing intellectual property can be labor intensive, high cost [Read More…]

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