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Design Patent Case Digest: Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Decision Date: May 18, 2015 - Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit - Patents: D593,087; D604,305; D618,677 - Holding: Judgment of trade dress dilution REVERSED; judgment of patent validity and...more

6/9/2015 - Appeals Apple Apple v Samsung Damages Design Patent Dilution iPhone Nonfunctionality Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Samsung Trade Dress Utility Patents

Design Patent Case Digest: Kreative Power, LLC v. Monoprice, Inc.

Decision Date: March 3, 2015 - Court: Northern District of California - Patents: D653,215 - Holding: Defendant’s motion for summary judgment GRANTED - Opinion: On June 26, 2014, Kreative Power, LLC...more

5/22/2015 - Declaratory Relief Design Patent Electronics Patent Infringement Patents Summary Judgment Validity

Design Patent Case Digest: Munchkin, Inc. and Toys “R” US, Inc. v. Luv N’ Care, LTD.

Decision Date: April 21, 2014 and April 14, 2015 - Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit - Patents: D617,465 - Holding: Claimed design is obvious and therefore...more

5/15/2015 - Design Patent Inter Partes Review Proceedings Obviousness Patent-Eligible Subject Matter Patents Toys R Us Written Descriptions

Design Patent Case Digest: Anderson v. Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Decision Dates: September 25, 2013 and July 10, 2014 - Court: W.D. Washington and Federal Circuit - Patent: D401,328 - Holding: Defendant’s Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings GRANTED; Complaint...more

1/23/2015 - Design Patent Judgment on the Pleadings Kimberly-Clark Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents

Design Patent Case Digest: Robinson v. JoeyBra LLC

Decision Date: May 8, 2013 and June 3, 2014 Court: W.D. Virginia - Patent: D448,541 - Holding: Plaintiff’s motion for reconsideration of order denying preliminary injunction - DENIED. Defendant’s motion for...more

1/6/2015 - Design Patent Dismissal With Prejudice Motion for Reconsideration Patent Infringement Patents prejudic Preliminary Injunctions Prevailing Party

Design Patent Case Digest: Young v. Stone

Decision Date: August 28, 2014 - Court: N.D. Illinois - Patent: D442,661 - Holding: Defendant’s motion for judgment on the pleadings of non-infringement - GRANTED Opinion: Plaintiff...more

12/19/2014 - Design Patent Judgment on the Pleadings Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents

Design Patent Case Digest: Reddy v. Lowe’s Companies, Inc.

Decision Date: November 18, 2014 - Court: District of Massachusetts - Patent: D677,423 - Holding: Plaintiff’s proposed claim construction ADOPTED - Opinion: Plaintiff Maureen Reddy sued...more

12/16/2014 - Claim Construction Design Patent Intellectual Property Litigation Lowe's Patent Litigation Patents

Design Patent Case Digest: High Point Design LLC and Meijer, Inc., Sears Holding Corp. and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Buyers Direct,...

Decision Dates: September 11, 2013 and March 26, 2014 - Courts: Federal Circuit and the Southern District of New York Patent: D598,183 - Holding: Grant of summary judgment of invalidity REVERSED and REMANDED; on...more

12/1/2014 - Appeals Design Patent Functionality Obviousness Patent Infringement Patents Summary Judgment

Design Patent Case Digest: Wallace v. Ideavillage Products Corp.

Decision Date: September 15, 2014 - Court: District of New Jersey - Patents: D485,990 - Holding: Defendant’s motion for summary judgment: GRANTED - Opinion: Allyson Wallace, initially acting pro se,...more

11/13/2014 - Design Patent Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents Prior Art Summary Judgment

Markit to Market - October 2014

The October issue of Sterne Kessler's MarkIt to MarketTM newsletter reviews some highlights from the new USPTO Service Mark Specimens Examination Guide, considers the colorful history of the Störtebeker beer brand name, and...more

11/10/2014 - Brand gTLD Internet Patents USPTO

Design Patent Case Digest: Weber-Stephen Products LLC v. Sears Holding Corporation

Decision Date: October 20, 2014 - Court: Northern District of Illinois - Patents: D564,834 and D609,045 - Holding: Defendants’ proposed claim construction is REJECTED - Opinion: Plaintiff...more

11/5/2014 - Claim Construction Design Patent Patent Infringement Patents Prosecution History Estoppel Trade Dress Utility Patents

Design Patent Case Digest: Butler v. Balkamp Inc.

Decision Date: September 3, 2014 - Court: Southern District of Indiana - Patents: D500,646 - Holding: Defendants’ motion for summary judgment of non-infringement GRANTED - Opinion: Plaintiff Kenneth...more

10/23/2014 - Design Patent Ordinary Observer Test Patent Infringement Patents Summary Judgment

Design Patent Case Digest: Medtronic, Inc. v. NuVasive, Inc.

Decision Date: March 21, 2014 - Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board - Patents: D652,922 - Holding: Petition to Institute Inter Partes Review DENIED - Opinion: Medtronic, Inc. filed a petition...more

10/13/2014 - Inter Partes Review Proceedings Medtronics Obviousness Patents Utility Patents

Design Patent Case Digest - P.S. Products, Inc., v. Activision Blizzard, Inc.

Decision Date: February 21, 2014 - Court: E.D. Arkansas - Patents: D561,294 and D576,246 - Holding: Defendants’ motion to dismiss GRANTED - Opinion: Plaintiffs P.S. Products, Inc. (“P.S.”)...more

10/1/2014 - Activision Design Patent Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents

Design Patent Case Digest: Dorman Products, Inc. v. PACCAR, Inc.

Decision Date: September 5, 2014 - Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board - Patents: D525,731 and D526,429 - Holding: Petitions to Institute Inter Partes Review DENIED Opinion: Dorman...more

9/17/2014 - Design Patent Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents

China Grants First Patents to Graphical User Interface Designs

The State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) of China has issued the first four design patents protecting graphical user interfaces (GUIs). The patents issued were filed by Beijing Qiyi Century Science & Technology Co.,LTD.,...more

8/25/2014 - China Design Patent Graphical User Interface Patents Popular

Design Patent Case Digest: Munchkin, Inc. and Toys “R” US, Inc. v. Luv N’ Care, LTD.

Decision Date: April 21, 2014 - Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board - Patents: D617,465 - Holding: Claimed design is obvious and therefore UNPATENTABLE - Opinion: Petitioners Munchkin, Inc. and Toys...more

6/25/2014 - Design Patent Inter Partes Review Proceedings Obviousness Patents Prior Art Toys R Us Written Descriptions

Design Patent Case Digest: Z Produx, Inc. v. Make-Up Art Cosmetics, Inc.

Decision Date: November 5, 2013 - Court: Central District of California Patents: D642, 743 - Holding: Make-Up Art Cosmetics’ motion for summary judgment of non-infringement is GRANTED...more

6/18/2014 - Design Patent Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents

Design Patent Case Digest: MRC Innovations, Inc. v. Hunter Mfg., LLP

Decision Date: April 2, 2014 - Court: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit - Patents: D634,488 and D634,487 - Holding: N.D. of Ohio’s Grant of Summary Judgment of Invalidity AFFIRMED...more

6/4/2014 - Design Patent Obviousness Patent Infringement Patents Summary Judgment

PTAB Invalidates Patent in First IPR Trial of a Design Patent

On April 21, 2014, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a final written decision in the first inter partes review proceeding involving a design patent (IPR2013-00072). In...more

4/25/2014 - Design Patent Inter Partes Review Proceedings Motion to Amend Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents Prior Art

Design Patent Case Digest: ATAS International, Inc. v. Centria

Decision Date: September 24, 2013 - Court: Patent Trial and Appeal Board - Patents: D527,834 - Holding: ATAS’s petition to institute inter partes review is DENIED. Opinion: ATAS International, Inc....more

12/12/2013 - Design Patent Inter Partes Review Proceedings Patent Trial and Appeal Board Patents

Design Patent Case Digest: W.Y. Industries, Inc. v. Kari-Out Club LLC

Decision Dates: August 25, 2011 and November 12, 2013 - Courts: D. NJ and United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit - Patents: D469,689 - Holding: The terms of the ‘689 Patent are construed;...more

12/3/2013 - Design Patent Patent Litigation Patents

Design Patent Case Digest: Spencer v. Taco Bell Corp.

Decision Date: October 2, 2013 - Court: M.D. Florida - Patents: D643,474 - Holding: Defendant’s motion for summary judgment of patent invalidity and non infringement...more

10/31/2013 - Design Patent Infringement Patents Prior Art Taco Bell

Design Patent Case Digest: High Point Design LLC and Meijer, Inc., Sears Holding Corp. and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Buyers Direct,...

Decision Date: September 11, 2013 - Court: Fed. Cir. Patents: D598,183 - Holding: Grant of summary judgment of invalidity REVERSED and REMANDED. Opinion: Buyer’s Direct, Inc. (“BDI”)...more

10/25/2013 - Design Patent Patent Litigation Patents Wal-Mart

Design Patent Case Digest: Pacific Coast Marine Windshields Limited v. Malibu Boats, LLC

Decision Date: December 27, 2012 Court: D. Florida - Patents: D555,070 - Holding: Defendants’ motion for partial summary judgment of non-infringement GRANTED. Opinion: Plaintiff, Pacific Coast...more

10/9/2013 - Design Patent Patent Infringement Patent Litigation Patents

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