Design Patents and Trade Dress: Significant Recent Litigation

22 January 2014 Web Conference Past Event

Location

Web Conference

Agenda

2 p.m. Eastern
Partner Richard McKenna will be speaking at an IPO Chat Channel Web Conference program on January 22, 2014, titled: “Design Patents and Trade Dress: Significant Recent Litigation.”

McKenna will be speaking with Tracy-Gene Durkin, Sterne, Kessler at Goldstein & Fox, PLLC and John Cheek, Caterpillar Inc.

The panel will discuss:

  • The Sixth Circuit decision in Groeneveld Transport v. Lubecore, which discusses the nonfunctionality requirement for trade dress protection
  • The Federal Circuit decision in High Point Design v. Buyer’s Direct, which clarifies the design patent test for obviousness
  • The PTAB’s decision not to grant a petition for inter partes review to ATAS, which was trying to invalidate a design patent for a building panel owned by Centria
  • The recent Federal Circuit decision in Pacific Coast Marine v. Malibu Boats, holding that the principles of prosecution history estoppel apply to design patents

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Design Patents and Trade Dress: Significant Recent Litigation

Location

Web Conference

Agenda

2 p.m. Eastern