Topic Archives: Design Patent

Design Patents in the Modern World

A recent conference at Stanford Law¬†brought together intellectual property scholars, representatives from USPTO and WIPO, litigators, and in-house counsel for a rousing discussion of emerging issues in design patents. In contrast to an ordinary utility patent, a design patent is … Continue reading

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The Curious Case of Design Patents

Design patents have not received much press until recently. However, the smartphone industry and fashion houses are increasingly turning to patent law to protect their designs. Recent disputes between Apple and Samsung as well as Lululemon and Calvin Klein illustrate … Continue reading

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