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Trademark Rights Have Entered the Game

April, 6th, 2020

By Andrew Siuta and Lauren Matturri Anyone who plays video games will tell you that the characters in these games are just as important as the plot. However, when it comes to intellectual property protection, [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Obtains Favorable Claim Construction Ruling Following Markman Hearing in Alabama

March, 17th, 2020

WHIPgroup, on behalf of client KARL STORZ, obtained a favorable claim construction ruling following a Markman Hearing last month in the Northern District of Alabama.  The Court agreed with WHIPgroup’s attorneys by finding that the [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Attorney to Speak on Patent Eligibility of AI

February, 18th, 2020

WHIPgroup attorney Patrick Duplessis will speak on patent eligibility of artificial intelligence (AI) at the 36th Annual Joint Patent Practice Seminar in New York City on April 15, 2020.  The one-day seminar brings together hundreds [Read More…]

WHIPgroup’s Use of the AFCP Leads to Another Allowance

January, 27th, 2020

In a U.S. Application related to a cooling system for a ball mill, a Final Office Action was issued rejecting the pending claims for obviousness.  WHIPgroup filed an AFCP arguing an improper use of the [Read More…]

Federal Circuit Decides Apple’s Invalidity Challenges Were Properly Litigated; Are Precluded

December, 31st, 2019

By William L. Birks III The Federal Circuit recently decided that Apple was precluded from pressing its proposed invalidity challenges on the basis of issue preclusion and previous litigation between Apple and VirnetX. VirnetX Inc. [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Obtains Finding of Exceptional Case and Award of Attorneys’ Fees

December, 5th, 2019

WHIPgroup’s client, Hobbs Medical has been awarded attorneys’ fees after a successfully argued Motion to Dismiss. The case was filed in federal court in the District of Massachusetts with claims for patent infringement. The Court [Read More…]

The Rise of Artificial Intelligence Will Usher Changes to Patent Law

December, 3rd, 2019

By  Victor P. Lin In the past decade, the advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) and AI-based technology has skyrocketed.  It has ushered a new industrial revolution, where every aspect of society will eventually involve machine [Read More…]

It’s Time for Utility Models in the US

November, 18th, 2019

By Wesley W. Whitmyer, Jr. The US patent system no longer serves the interests of small business and independent inventors. Virtually every change to US patent law in recent years whether by Judicial interpretation or [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Continues its Success with Ex parte Appeals

November, 7th, 2019

WHIPgroup obtained a successful outcome for its client in which all rejections were reversed by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.  The claimed invention concerns a graphical user interface of a process control system used [Read More…]

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