The Supreme Court Uses a Dictionary to Gut Design Patents

Bad News/Good News In the December 6, 2016 decision of Samsung v. Apple, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a pithy 8 page opinion, made only one determination: that the text of Sec. 289 of the design patent…

Fuzzy Logic for Design Patents

by Perry Saidman The Federal Circuit slipped in its recent opinion in High Point Design v. Meijer et al. involving a design patent on the now infamous “fuzzy slippers”. Although the opinion was non-precedential (2015 WL…

War on Design Patents Continues

Samsung filed a Petition for Rehearing en banc filed June 17, 2015 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  This Petition requests a rehearing by the full court of its original decision of May 18, 2015…