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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…]

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 Wins Reversal On Appeal To PTAB

May, 28th, 2020

WHIPgroup secured a favorable decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), reversing all obviousness rejections of claims directed to a rotating electrical machine.  In particular, WHIPgroup successfully argued that the prior art motor [Read More…]

Magistrate Recommends Attorneys’ Fees Award to WHIPgroup Client

May, 14th, 2020

A Magistrate Judge in the District of Massachusetts has recommended that WHIPgroup’s client Hobbs Medical be awarded fees and costs. Hobbs was sued for patent infringement and WHIPgroup successfully had the complaint dismissed with prejudice. [Read More…]

USPTO Announces COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program

May, 12th, 2020

The USPTO has announced the COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Pilot Program to incentivize prompt research into treatment of this pandemic.  The program will benefit small and micro entities by allowing them to file for prioritized examination [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Continues its Success with AFCP Interviews

May, 5th, 2020

After receiving a final rejection in U.S. Patent App. No. 16/304,583, WHIPgroup filed a Response including a request for participation in the After Final Consideration Pilot (AFCP) Program.  During the AFCP interview, WHIPgroup attorneys convinced [Read More…]

The Patent Eligibility Fix Is Coming: Now Is The Time To Get Essential Protection On Software Inventions

April, 29th, 2020

By: Stephen Ball Software inventions are patentable. The statutory language is clear: Whoever invents or discovers any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof, may [Read More…]

New USPTO Report Shows Boost to Software Patents

April, 27th, 2020

The USPTO has released a new report on examination outcomes since the Supreme Court’s ruling in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International. According to the report, first office actions with patent eligibility rejections have decreased [Read More…]

Another Successful Patent Appeal For WHIPgroup

April, 17th, 2020

 WHIPgroup obtained another reversal from the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. The invention is directed to a computer-generated overlay for identifying areas of interest during surgery. The Patent Office issued a final office action rejecting [Read More…]

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