My Patent License Says What?

May, 16th, 2019

By: Benjamin N. Luehrs Generic forum selection clauses in patent license agreements can prevent licensees from trying to invalidate licensed patents at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). A recent Federal Circuit Opinion, [Read More…]

WHIPgroup Obtains Allowance by Mere Filing of Appeal Brief

May, 13th, 2019

WHIPgroup obtained another patent allowance just by filing an Appeal Brief.  The application relates to a medical shaft instrument having a force transmission element that provides torsional and axial rigidity.  The Examiner had rejected the [Read More…]

Tech and Telecom Giants Take the Lead in the Self-Driving Vehicle Patent Race

May, 13th, 2019

By Patrick D. Duplessis These days it seems almost every article or news report about self-driving vehicles (SDVs) includes the prophecy that the automobile will soon resemble a “smartphone on wheels.”  That oft-repeated phrase alludes [Read More…]

Federal Circuit Guidance on Trademark Webpage Specimens

May, 7th, 2019

By Walter B. Welsh A webpage qualifies as use in commerce if it is a point-of-sale. A recent precedential decision, In re Siny Corp., provides guidance on what constitutes a point-of-sale. This article discusses that [Read More…]

Mere Filing of Appeal Brief Results in Allowance

May, 6th, 2019

WHIPgroup successfully obtained allowance of an application with the filing of an Appeal Brief.  The application relates to a medical manipulator with a working unit that provides a rolling operation with unlimited range of rotation.  [Read More…]

Stop Infringers At The Border

April, 18th, 2019

By Christopher J. Stankus Section 337 Investigations at the International Trade Commission (“ITC”) can be a vital weapon for patent owners to protect their U.S. intellectual property against infringing imports. Section 337 Investigations are resolved [Read More…]

Now That You Have a Patent, What to Do With It

April, 11th, 2019

By Victor P. Lin Irrespective if you are a single inventor, a small startup, university, or an established company, the patenting process can be long and difficult.  The average time it takes to receive an [Read More…]

Claiming Software Patents in 2019

April, 4th, 2019

By Andrew P Siuta Rapid innovation makes it difficult to create a computer technology system that is not obsolete 20 years from its conception. However, with proper drafting techniques a patent attorney can write a [Read More…]

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…]

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