In this issue:

- Product Demonstrations and Disclosures – The Truth’s Not Always Pretty

- Smartphones Spotlight Design Patents

- Natural or Synthetic? USDA’s Draft Guidance Weighs In

- Upcoming Events

- Excerpt from: Smartphones Spotlight Design Patents:

When most people think of patents, write Venable partners Jeffrey D. Knowles and Steven J. Schwarz in the April issue of Electronic Retailer magazine, they think of traditional utility patents. However, design patents, which protect the appearance of an invention, have received significant attention in the wake of a $1.05 billion district court judgment in favor of Apple in litigation over design patents for the iPhone.

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