Case Dismissed: How Pleading May Affect 101 Analysis

November, 20th, 2018

By Stephen F.W. Ball, Jr. Motions to dismiss, also called 12(b)(6) motions, have been used to eviscerate patent rights on the basis that a patent is allegedly directed to an “abstract concept” and thus lacks [Read More…]

“OMG. How’d They Get a Patent on a Thing Like That?” (Part 1 of 2)

November, 13th, 2018

By Wesley W. Whitmyer, Jr. I have been asked this question hundreds of times. You can probably guess that the person doing the asking has just been accused of patent infringement. What you probably can’t guess [Read More…]

Combating Cyber Security Challenges In An Interconnected World

November, 2nd, 2018

In the rapidly developing landscape of mobile phones, connected devices, and social networks, new vulnerabilities exist for motivated adversaries to exploit.  Failure to prioritize cyber security strategy can be fatal to the long-term success of [Read More…]

Not Just on HBO — The #NewInternet comes to Stamford

October, 12th, 2018

Fans of HBO’s hit Silicon Valley know of the New Internet as an idea that the Pied Piper team was developing as a way to take control away from centralized servers and put the power [Read More…]

Blockstack Executive Patrick Stanley to discuss “Business Models on the Decentralized Internet Frontier” at WHIPgroup’s Tech Entrepreneur Meetup

September, 27th, 2018

On Tuesday, October 16 at 6PM, the WHIPgroup Tech Entrepreneur Meetup will focus on the coming revolution in Blockchain-inspired business models. The discussion will be led by Patrick Stanley, head of growth for Blockstack, a [Read More…]

Patent Venue’s “Home Sweet Home” Jurisprudence

September, 11th, 2018

By Christopher Stankus Most corporations know by now that in May 2017, the Supreme Court drastically changed venue law for patent cases in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC. It is not [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Presents on Patents and Trademarks at TechXel Stamford: Venture Expert Series

September, 4th, 2018

On September 26, Wes Whitmyer of WHIPgroup will present on patents and trademarks at TechXel’s Venture Expert Series. For event details, click here. View the flyer.

The Shrinking Menu of Options for Venue: Where to Sue for Patent Infringement

August, 21st, 2018

By Andrew P. Siuta and Andrew E. Kerrick An important strategic decision at the outset of every patent infringement suit is where to file. Rules of the district, its familiarity with patent disputes, the efficiency [Read More…]

Making Provisional Applications Part of Your IP Strategy

August, 2nd, 2018

By Stephen F. W. Ball, Jr. & Sean E. Paquette A provisional application is a type of U.S. patent application that is “informal” in the sense that there are no requirements for acceptance. It does [Read More…]

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