Patent Office Litigation Update: Design Patents

Interest in design patents is increasing, in part, because they can be obtained relatively inexpensively and quickly. As a result, design patent owners who enforce their patents are likely to see an increase in post-grant challenges against them at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Mark W. Rygiel, director at the intellectual property law firm Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C., provides an update to current design patent challenges before the USPTO. He explains each of the new post-grant procedures created under See more +
Interest in design patents is increasing, in part, because they can be obtained relatively inexpensively and quickly. As a result, design patent owners who enforce their patents are likely to see an increase in post-grant challenges against them at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Mark W. Rygiel, director at the intellectual property law firm Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C., provides an update to current design patent challenges before the USPTO. He explains each of the new post-grant procedures created under the America Invents Act and identifies trends with each type of challenge. See less -

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