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

January, 18th, 2019

By Wesley W. Whitmyer, Jr.     Read Part 1 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. [Read More…]

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

January, 9th, 2019

On February 12, 2019, Wes Whitmyer of WHIPgroup will present on patents and trademarks at TechXel’s Venture Expert Series. For event details, click here.

WHIPgroup Argues Federal Circuit Appeal

January, 9th, 2019

WHIPgroup partner Michael J. Kosma argued an appeal on behalf of Connecticut-based Hybrid Athletics before the Federal Circuit on Monday, January 7. The appeal, brought by Hylete LLC, stemmed from a trial before the Trademark [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…]

WHIPgroup January Meetup – Tech Outlook 2019

January, 5th, 2019

WHIPgroup is happy to announce its first Stamford Tech Entrepreneur Meetup of 2019. On Tuesday, January 15 at 6PM, we are delighted to welcome back former Gartner analyst Jonathan Yarmis! Jonathan led a riveting discussion [Read More…]

WHIPgroup attorneys to present at Arterton Inn of Court

January, 4th, 2019

The 2018-2019 Arterton Inn of Court is holding its first substantive event on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 6PM. This event will take place at the New Haven Federal Courthouse, and will feature mock oral [Read More…]

Copyright Expiration Takes New Works to Public Domain

January, 4th, 2019

By Robert D. Keeler Amidst the clinking of champagne glasses at midnight on January 1, 2019, copyrights will experience a mass expiration for the first time in 20 years. Anyone will be free to use, [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…]

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