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Patents provide inventors exclusive rights in their discoveries. Entrepreneurs in the pharmaceutical, life sciences, medical device and many other fields look favourably upon the benefits of patents, including...more
In recognition of ever growing cross-border sales, the U.S. recently expanded its design protection laws to make it easier to file a single application in multiple jurisdictions. Read on if you deal with products that could...more
In February 2015, the United States completed steps to become a member of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs (Hague Agreement). The Hague Agreement went into effect for the...more
In recent posts, we’ve been speaking about intellectual property rights, including trademark disputes. Here, we want to speak briefly about some of the basics of the patent application process and how an attorney can help...more
Significant changes in design patent law became effective May 13. The biggest change is that the U.S. and Japan are now members of the Hague Union. The Hague Union is part of an international treaty that establishes a simple...more
As of May 13, 2015, the Hague Agreement is fully implemented in the United States. There has been a significant amount of excitement regarding the U.S. accession to the Hague Agreement, which includes an extension of U.S....more
Summary: Effective May 13, 2015, a US national stage application for which an inventor’s oath or declaration (or substitute statement, as applicable) has not been filed is not eligible for an RCE filing.
On April 2,...more
Beginning May 13, 2015, U.S. applicants will be able to file international design patent applications through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. In addition, U.S. design patents resulting from applications filed on or...more
Design patents allow patentees to protect the aesthetic appearance of articles, in contrast to utility patents that protect the utility of an inventive concept. While the scope of protection provided by a utility patent is...more
U.S. applicants will soon be able to use a streamlined international filing procedure for design patents similar to the Madrid Protocol for trademark registrations. Currently, U.S. applicants seeking to protect designs in...more
In This Issue:
- Top Tips
- Has there been prior disclosure?
- Will you receive a Formalities Notice?
- What is your ability to amend?
- What is the product?
- Is there more than...more
In recent years, protection of designs has become of increasing importance. As Steve Jobs famously noted:
“People think it’s this veneer — that the designers are handed this box and told, ‘Make it look good!’ That’s...more
Tracy-Gene Durkin, director at the intellectual property law firm Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C., discusses the implications of the Hague Agreement Concerning International Registration of Industrial Designs. She...more
Owners of patent or design applications or registrations should be aware that there are bogus operators in existence who take the published details of such applications to send out invoices for unnecessary publications or...more
Addressing for the first time the applicability of prosecution history estoppel in design patent cases, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed the lower court, holding that while prosecution history...more
The Federal Circuit handed down a 3-0 decision on Jan. 8, 2014, in Pacific Coast Marine Windshields Limited v. Malibu Boats, LLC et al., recognizing that the concept of prosecution history estoppel applies to design patents....more
U.S. design patents and their international counterparts (generally termed “industrial designs”) protect the ornamental appearance of an article of manufacture. Design protection has been the subject of increased attention...more
In what circumstances should an error in naming an applicant for a design registration be fatal? In this case note, we look at Foster’s Australia Limited v Cash’s (Australia) Pty Ltd, where the court declined to grant orders...more
Knobbe Martens’ patent attorneys Russell Jeide and Scott Cromar hosted a seminar series on intellectual property basics for Temecula’s business community. Entrepreneurs, investors, startups, inventors and anyone interested in...more
Knobbe Martens’ patent attorneys Russell Jeide and Scott Cromar hosted a seminar series on intellectual property basics for Temecula’s business community. This presentation is from the first class giving a basic overview of...more
In prosecuting design patent applications, it is common practice to use dashed lines to depict a feature of the design that is illustrated for context or environment, but is not considered to be part of the claimed design. ...more
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