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What Do Sugarfina’s Bento Box, the Heinz Dip & Squeeze, and the Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Have in Common? Design Rights

USA - October 22 2018 You are probably familiar with using trademarks, trade secrets and even utility patents to protect culinary innovations. But, you might be surprised...

Danny M. Awdeh.


IP Considerations for the Food and Beverage Industry Series: Three Reasons Why Design Patents May Be the Right Choice for Your Food Packaging

USA - September 19 2018 Food packaging may be nearly as important as the food in the package. In 2010, Heinz launched the Dip & Squeeze ketchup packet, claiming it was the...


July 2018 - Last Month at the Federal Circuit Podcast Series

USA - July 23 2018 In this podcast, Finnegan partners Beth Ferrill and Trenton Ward offer insight into the recently decided case Sirona Dental Systems v. Institut...

Trenton A. Ward.


SaMD Series: Open Source Licensing and Trade Secrets

USA - July 18 2018 Software as a Medical Device - also referred to as SaMD - is one of the fastest growing innovations in the medical device industry. As with any...


Prosecution History Estoppel for Design Patent Applications: Don’t Cut Yourself Short

USA - June 28 2018 n 2014, the Federal Circuit recognized that prosecution history estoppel applies to design patents, specifically in th......