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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…]

Abolish 101 And Judicial Exceptions to Patentability

November, 1st, 2019

By Wesley W. Whitmyer, Jr. Congress is seriously considering effectively abolishing not only section 101 but all judge-made law limiting the scope of patent protection beyond 102 prior art. The language in the legislative proposal [Read More…]

Patents vs. Trade Secrets – What’s Best for You

October, 23rd, 2019

By Christopher J. Stankus Why do some companies choose to patent their invention while others choose to keep it secret? It comes down to determining what protection is best for your business and invention. A [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Prevails on Summary Judgment at ITC

October, 17th, 2019

WHIPgroup successfully defended summary judgment for a patent infringement case before the US International Trade Commission. The Respondents filed a motion for summary judgment of non-infringement based on their proposed claim construction of the term [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Adds Another Win to its PTAB Appeal Record

October, 15th, 2019

WHIPgroup successfully appealed rejections of a patent application directed to a surgical system.  The system includes a hollow shaft and a shaft-type instrument that is secured within the hollow shaft in a manner to provide [Read More…]

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