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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…]

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…]

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