Posts Tagged: Tracy-Gene Durkin


What Mattered in 2018: Industry Insiders Reflect on the Biggest Moments in IP

There is near unanimity that the Supreme Court's decisions in Oil States Energy v. Greene's Energy Group, 138 S.Ct. 1365 (2018) was among the most significant events of the …
By Gene Quinn
5 months ago 8

World Intellectual Property Indicators 2013: Design Patent Highlights

The past decade has seen tremendous growth in design patent filings, increasing from 582,000 in 2004 to over 1,217,000 in 2012 worldwide. In 2012, the 17% growth over the prior year in applications …
By Tracy-Gene Durkin
5 years ago 0

World Intellectual Property Indicators 2012: Design Patent Highlights

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) publishes a yearly report of the worldwide intellectual property filings. World Intellectual Property Indicators 2012 estimates draw from approximately 133 Patent offices, and …
By Tracy-Gene Durkin
6 years ago 0

Senators Submit Patent Law Treaty Implementation Act

Implementation of the Hague Treaty will also bring some welcome changes to U.S. patent law -- for example, the term of design patents will extend to 15 …
By Tracy-Gene Durkin
7 years ago 0

IPWatchdog 2010: ABA Blawg Tops + Over 2 Million Visits

I am pleased to announce that IPWatchdog.com was selected by the readers of the ABA Journal as their favorite IP Law blog for 2010 ABA. I am …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 6

IPWatchdog.com Chosen as one of the ABA Journal’s Top 100

I am pleased to announce that the Editors of the ABA Journal yesterday announced they have selected IPWatchdog.com as one of the top 100 best law blogs …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 8

E.D. of TX Rejects Design Patent Point of Ornamentality Test

In a recent decision, the Eastern District of Texas has clarified the proper role of functionality in claim construction for design patents. By statute, design patents must …

All or Nothing Design Patent Reexaminations: On the Rise?

Cumulative statistics released by the USPTO demonstrate steady growth in the number of requests for reexamination being filed generally (particularly inter partes) since the advent of third-party …
By Tracy-Gene Durkin
9 years ago 1