The April 2018 issue of Sterne Kessler's The Goods on IP® discusses prosecuting consumer product claims that include “process” limitations, the doctrine of aesthetic functionality in design patents, and issues with licensee marking. This issue also provides an update on design patent PTO litigation statistics.
In this issue:
- Nordt: Structural Limitations Masquerading As Process Limitations
- Aesthetic Functionality – Design Patents in the Clear (For Now)
- Read the Fine Print When Using Product Literature for Marking
- Design Patent PTO Litigation Statistics (Through April 16, 2018)
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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