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Federal Circuit Invalidates a Design Patent Under the On-Sale Bar

On February 10, 2022, the Federal Circuit in Junker v. Medical Components, Inc. reversed the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania’s judgment awarding over $1 million in damages for infringement of a design patent.  Based on…

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The Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs

The Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial designs is an effective vehicle for centralized acquisition of design patents in multiple jurisdictions and subsequent maintenance thereof. Generally, a single International Design Application (“IDA”) is filed with the International Bureau…

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An Overview of US and Foreign Design Patents

Title: An Overview of US and Foreign Design Patents Description: Martin G. Belisario and Ragi A.I. Elias will discuss the basics of design patent application preparation in the US and abroad as well as enforcement issues, including International Design Patents filed under the…

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Don’t Forget About Design Patents

Say you have a great new invention. What is one major thing you need to do before releasing it to the world and making your millions? Get a patent! Don’t stop there, though. In many cases, it makes sense to…

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Understanding the Three Types of U.S. Patents

Scientists who are focused on their research in a laboratory may not be thinking ahead to the future business applications of their discoveries. But protecting the intellectual property developed in the lab should be a critical consideration for all scientists,…

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