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Virtual Marking Must be Product-Specific

September, 11th, 2019

By William L. Birks III A Federal District Court for the District of Delaware has decided that for a product to be virtually marked by a patent, a patentee must associate the covering patent with [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Wins Appeal at Patent Trial and Appeal Board

September, 9th, 2019

WHIPgroup secured a favorable decision by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), reversing all rejections of an application directed to a hybrid transformer core.  The Examiner had rejected the independent claims as allegedly being [Read More…]

Whitmyer Named Adjunct Professor of Patent Litigation

August, 26th, 2019

WHIPgroup’s Managing Member, Wesley W. Whitmyer Jr., has been named an Adjunct Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law and will teach a course in Patent Litigation beginning the Spring of 2020.

WHIPgroup Uses After Final Pilot Program to Obtain Patent Allowance

August, 23rd, 2019

The claimed invention relates to a device for detecting signal pulses for a particle counter. The application received a Final Office Action rejecting the claims. In response, WHIPgroup attorneys submitted arguments with a request to [Read More…]

Can AI Reshape the Landscape of IP?

August, 16th, 2019

By Victor P. Lin Back in the early 1960s, an American animated series called The Jetsons presented audiences a glimpse of how life may be in the future.  The show has accurately predicted – or [Read More…]

District Court Grants WHIPgroup’s Motion to Dismiss with Prejudice

August, 13th, 2019

WHIPgroup successfully argued a Motion to Dismiss on behalf of its client, Hobbs Medical. The case was filed in federal court in the District of Massachusetts with claims for patent infringement. WHIPgroup filed a Motion [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Case Against IMS to Proceed in Alabama

August, 2nd, 2019

WHIPgroup was successful in defending Karl Storz against a motion to dismiss filed by Defendant Integrated Medical Systems International (“IMS”). WHIPgroup, on behalf of Karl Storz, had filed suit against IMS alleging that services and [Read More…]

Ford Proves Design Patents are Built Tough

August, 1st, 2019

By Christopher J. Stankus and Jacob J. Alexander In a recent case, Ford showed that design patents are an effective way to prohibit third-party manufacturers from making “knock-off” replacement parts. In Automotive Body Parts Association [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Gets 101 Rejections Overturned on Appeal

July, 31st, 2019

WHIPgroup was successful in having patentable subject matter rejections overturned by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The invention relates to a method of detecting a fault in a robot joint using torque measurements. [Read More…]

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