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The Federal Circuit Needs More Patent Attorneys

August, 31st, 2021

By Stephen Ball A decision earlier this summer underscores ongoing problems with patent law jurisprudence at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“Federal Circuit”). In Yu v Apple, the Federal Circuit invalidated [Read More…]

Grow Your Patent Portfolio with Vertical Farming

August, 9th, 2021

By Ryan Newell The agriculture industry is undergoing rapid and revolutionary changes. Inventors should take notice. The traditional farming system is threatened by accelerating water shortages and an ever-growing population. To sustain everyone, it must [Read More…]

Avoid Tunnel Vision: Look Beyond Your Own Product For Patent Protection

May, 17th, 2021

By Stephen Ball Development of a commercial product is often the catalyst for seeking patent protection. This is understandable as owners want to protect their R&D investment. However, focusing on one’s own product can be [Read More…]

IP Strategy: Don’t Miss The Forest Through The Trees

November, 10th, 2020

By Stephen Ball There is never a bad time to evaluate your intellectual property (IP) strategy. When most people think of IP, they think of issued patents and registered trademarks. However, IP strategy is not [Read More…]

Efficient Patent Litigation Through Smart Claim Construction Strategies

September, 1st, 2020

By Stephen F.W. Ball and Benjamin N. Luehrs   You might think litigation, especially complex litigation like patent litigation, decreases in times of economic turbulence. History shows the opposite. This is somewhat intuitive because, in [Read More…]

Understanding the California Consumer Privacy Act’s Effect on Businesses

June, 29th, 2020

By Robert D. Keeler and Lauren C. Matturri California’s online data protection law, the first U.S. law of its kind to protect online data privacy, will begin to be enforced on July 1, 2020. The [Read More…]

WHIPgroup June 16th Zoom Meetup: Digital Transformation and the Monetization of Intellectual Property

June, 5th, 2020

How do you market something over the Internet that is secret for much of its life? This question has confronted business owners and inventors for years. Monetizing intellectual property can be labor intensive, high cost [Read More…]

COVID-19 Has Changed the Litigation Landscape and Will Lead to Cost Savings to Litigants

May, 29th, 2020

By Christopher J. Stankus COVID-19 has brought numerous changes to the legal industry’s approach to working remotely. Some changes have been ordered by the courts, while others have been instituted by practitioners. Some of these [Read More…]

WHIPgroup May 19th Zoom Meetup: Data Intelligence Defragmentation With Vertical Search Engines

May, 11th, 2020

In today’s world of fragmented intelligence, the value of information is lost in the time it takes to identify, organize and consume and optimal mix of information to make informed decisions. The calculus is simple: [Read More…]

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