WHIPgroup Successfully Leverages Track One Program To Obtain Patent In A Year

March, 6th, 2019

WHIPgroup attorneys were able to obtain allowance of a patent application in only a year using the USPTO’s Track One Program. This is a prioritized patent examination program with fewer requirements than other programs, and [Read More…]

“Highly” Patentable Subject Matter: Legalization Creating a New Patent Thicket

February, 19th, 2019

By Mackenzie L. Long For the past few decades software and pharmaceutical patents have been two industries dealing with and building patent thickets. Many inventors and companies in these industries wish that they could have [Read More…]

WHIPgroup attorneys achieve sweeping victory at Arterton Inn of Court mock oral argument

February, 7th, 2019

By Patrick D. Duplessis As we recently reported, the Arterton Inn of Court held its first substantive event on the 2018-2019 session, and WHIPgroup attorneys played a major role in preparing the event. The event, [Read More…]

USPTO Launches Expedited Cancellation Pilot Program for Unused Trademarks

January, 30th, 2019

On January 22 the USPTO announced a pilot program to streamline cancellation proceedings for allegedly abandoned and unused trademarks.  Under this program, once an answer is filed, the assigned TTAB Interlocutory Attorney has the parties [Read More…]

New Patentable Subject Matter Guidelines: Finally Some Help for Computer-Implemented Inventions

January, 23rd, 2019

By Stephen F.W. Ball, Jr. Many in the patent field are keenly aware that the USPTO just issued new patentable subject matter guidelines. The USPTO uses a multi-step process for determining patent eligibility and the [Read More…]

The USPTO Publishes Revised Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance

January, 8th, 2019

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has prepared 2019 Revised Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Guidance for use by Examiners in evaluating whether an application is directed to patent-eligible subject matter.  While all processes, machines, manufactures, [Read More…]

The Art of Patent War: A Global Patent Strategy

January, 8th, 2019

By Victor P. Lin Just last year, the seven-year-long patent war between Apple and Samsung came to an end with both parties agreeing to settle the dispute over Samsung’s infringement of multiple U.S. utility and [Read More…]

Hoping 2019 Brings Clarity to Patentable Subject Matter

January, 2nd, 2019

By Christopher J. Stankus We find ourselves reflecting on 2018’s patent law developments as we welcome the New Year. One notable advancement is the USPTO’s efforts to aid examiners and clarify the law on Section [Read More…]

Trademark Registration: An Essential Step to Protecting Your Business

December, 21st, 2018

By Walter B. Welsh In today’s internet-based economy, achieving and maintaining brand exclusivity is critical to driving customer traffic to your business. A recent analysis of consumer products sold through e-commerce sites shows 75% of [Read More…]

© Copyright 2019 Whitmyer IP Group