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The Federal Circuit has a unique opportunity to clarify the law concerning damages under in the Apple v Samsung case Focusing on the scope of infringement and causation can give meaning to the language of and its legislative history…

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Even with the discretionary substantive examination in a utility model patent application they are generally much easier to obtain and much cheaper to get There may also be advantages to utility model patents in China While the fact that…

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Nike saw the largest increase in grants of any company The Oregon company secured more design patents than in and jumped from th to rd Accompanying the resurgence of the U S automotive industry Ford improved its standing among…

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The past decade has seen tremendous growth in design patent filings increasing from in to over in worldwide In the growth over the prior year in applications was the highest one year growth seen since reporting started in President…

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Unlike copyright and trademark protection patent protection will only exist upon the issuance of a patent which requires you to file a patent application Simply stated if you do not obtain a patent you have no exclusive rights This…

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The Department of Commerce s United States Patent and Trademark Office USPTO today commemorated the issuance of the th design patent during a ceremony with United States Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker at Langdon Education Campus in Washington DC…

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First look at the merits of the infringement claim They may be stronger than you think and you can thank a ruling for that That year the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit unanimously ruled en…

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Although the first Patent Act was enacted in it was not until some years later that the US patent laws were modified to allow for the patenting of ornamental designs In a statute was passed to provide for among…

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It s amazing how fast a successful product is counterfeited and how brazen the copying is The figure above illustrates what counterfeiting looks like Counterfeiters copy everything except price and quality They copy the shape the color and the…

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Broadening coverage by refiling cases has been a very effective strategy for Apple The child patent D was one of the patents they successfully enforced against Samsung at trial The grandchild patent D is currently being asserted against Samsung…

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Design patents are essential in protecting the ornamental design of consumer products and their components the intense litigation of the Apple v Samsung lawsuits stressed the importance of design protection The significance of design patents to the Apple v…

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Ironically color design patents are still published in black and white The front page of a design patent will inform you however that the USPTO has a color image on file By downloading the originally filed images on the…

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