Archive for 'Design'

Written by: Michael P.F. Phelps Apple’s design patent suit against Samsung certainly has earned its newsworthy status. Take the two biggest players in the booming smartphone market, lock them in protracted and heated battle, and slap one with a staggering $400 million in damages, and you have the makings for the design patent case of [...]


Written By: Derek Richmond The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently decided Ibormeith v. Mercedes-Benz, No. 2013-1007 (CAFC Oct. 22, 2013) (“Ibromeith”). Ibormeith sued Mercedes-Benz for infringing U.S. Patent No. 6,313,749 (“the ‘749 patent”) titled “Sleepiness Detection for Vehicle Driver or Machine Operator.”


Written By Stephen D. Harper, Ph.D. and Brett J. Rosen Both the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) recently issued new rules for bringing prior art publications to the attention of an examiner during examination of a patent application.

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