The October 2017 issue of Sterne Kessler's The Goods on IP® discusses using your utility patent portfolio to expand design protection, tips for aligning your consumer product European patent portfolio with U.S. best practices, and the latest on design patent infringement damages since the Supreme Court’s Apple v. Samsung decision. In our News & Notes column, we provide quick summaries on recent developments in consumer product IP litigation. We also update the current design patent PTO litigation statistics and trends.
In this issue:
- "Retro" Designs: Using Your Utility Portfolio to Expand Design Protection
- Total Profit on the Article as Sold is Alive and Well in Design Patent Litigation
- Preparing European Priority Applications for Stronger U.S. Patents
- The Goods - News & Notes
- Design Patent PTO Litigation Statistics (Through October 15, 2017)
Sterne Kessler's Consumer Products practice is focused on the unique intellectual property needs of consumer product companies. Our practice integrates utility and design patent and trademark expertise to implement the right combination of IP tools available to meet our clients’ global business goals. For more information, please contact Mark Rygiel or Tracy-Gene G. Durkin.
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