Posts Tagged: design patents


Design Patent Owners Find Optimism in Columbia Sportswear Jury Verdict

The first design patent case to go to trial since Apple v. Samsung has given design patent owners hope that a 'total profit' award is still achievable... …
By Nika Aldrich
27 days ago 0

Protecting Branded Apparel IP Assets: Pursuing Counterfeiters and Their Profits

Branded apparel companies face many challenges in protecting their IP assets, including the unavailability of copyright protection for fashion designs, the length of time necessary to secure …

Protecting Your Intellectual Property in the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been upon us for some time now, though many are just beginning to see it — the interconnected network of devices that …
By Rob Bloom
2 months ago 0

Apple is trying to muddy design patent law in order to get its way

The Apple-Samsung case has dragged on for about six years so far, with no end in sight. The first case, involving design patents, has had a trial, …
By Matt Levy
2 months ago 4

Crocs loses inter partes reexam, will appeal rejection of design patent for ornamental footwear

Boulder, CO-based shoe manufacturer Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ:CROX) had a design patent rejected by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The patent struck by the USPTO …
By Gene Quinn & Steve Brachmann
4 months ago 7

Patent ‘gold rush’ to blame for patent sharks, patent trolls

Patent trolls – as well as calls for changes to the law to prevent them – date back to at least the 1800’s. A look at their history suggests …
By Neel Chatterjee
4 months ago 20

Leveraging copyright protection for design aspects of useful products

Instead of using claims of trademark infringement and more expensive design patent infringement (if a design patent is even obtained), one can expect manufacturers of useful articles …
By Amanda G. Ciccatelli
4 months ago 2

World Intellectual Property Indicators 2016: Design Patent Highlights

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has published its annual World Intellectual Property Indicators. The 2016 report dissects the macro trends associated with filing activity and registrations for 2015 …
By Tracy-Gene Durkin
4 months ago 0

Infringer Profits in Design Patent Cases

In the calculation of design patent infringer profits, two key issues are the definition of the article of manufacture and the methodology for calculating total infringer profits... …
By Mark Pedigo
5 months ago 0

Invention to Patent 101 – Everything You Need to Know to Get Started

This page and website contain contain detailed information to help inventors on the road from invention to patent... Below are a sampling of inventor help links to …
By Gene Quinn
7 months ago 0

Patent Strategy: 6 strategies for obtaining a patent quickly

Patents confer rights and when you have rights you have an asset that can be sold or licensed. But you will have an asset that can in …
By Gene Quinn
7 months ago 1

The Five Biggest Mistakes Toy Companies Make

While engaging in a manner most likely to lead to success is critical for any company, it is even more important for toy entrepreneurs for a variety …
By Andrew Rapacke
10 months ago 3

Federal Circuit remands Apple v. Samsung design patent case to Judge Koh in Northern California

Apple requested that the Federal Circuit keep the case and the panel review the decision in light of the Supreme Court's ruling, while Samsung requested that the …
By Gene Quinn
10 months ago 7

Changed Standard for Design Patent Damages Means More Design Patents Necessary

For patent holders in design patent infringement cases, having multiple component design patents for any given product will help maximize the potential damage award. A multiple design …
By Matt Scyoc & Gene Quinn
11 months ago 0

Supreme Court: Term ‘article of manufacture’ encompasses both a product sold to a consumer and a component of that product

The relatively short opinion by Supreme Court standards – just over eight pages – puts it simply: “The text resolves this case. The term ‘article of manufacture,’ as used …
By John M. Rogitz
1 year ago 2