Stamford-based Whitmyer Group, patent and trademark attorneys and litigators with expertise in intellectual property and technology, has launched InventLab™ in its downtown Stamford offices.

Described as providing an opportunity for companies developing inventions to “tap into WHIPgroup’s tech and IP Law know-how in order to grow and expand their businesses,” the expansion is drawing praise from local entrepreneurial enterprises. It is designed to build upon WHIPgroup’s successful Stamford Tech Entrepreneur Meetup (meetup.com/whipgroup) by offering direct support to qualified local tech startups.

InventLab™ companies are provided with office space and parking, a custom package of complimentary and discounted IP Law services, WiFi Internet, printing, use of conference rooms, kitchen, and space to host Meetups, events. The direct support includes IP legal advice and office space with professional-grade tech amenities at no cost, and is intended to help these companies access other resources in Fairfield County and beyond.

WHIPgroup founder Wes Whitmyer, Jr. explained that “while the firm tends to service the IP needs of large international companies, we saw the exciting growth in Stamford and wanted to share our expertise with local tech firms.  Our recently-expanded offices are ideal for this purpose.  We look forward to getting to know startup and technology businesses in our area, and to helping them with their intellectual property strategies.”

“We are thrilled that WHIPgroup has decided to invest in the growth of Stamford’s Innovation District, and specifically, the local tech community,” said Sam Gordon, program manager for Innovate Stamford. “Following in the footsteps of other top tech communities like Boston and Boulder, this program is a perfect fit for Stamford. We look forward to seeing companies thrive at WHIPgroup’s InventLab™.”

Whitmyer, with patent, trademark and litigation departments, describes the firm as “a law firm built by technology to serve technology companies.” Applications for WHIPgroup’s InventLab™ should be sent to inventlab@whipgroup.com.  Further information about InventLab™ is be available online at whipgroup.com. IP specialties include physicists, mechanical, civil, electrical, biomedical and chemical engineers, computer scientists, and trademark attorneys on staff.

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