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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…]

“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…]

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