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SCOTUS to Consider Awards of Profits in Trademark Infringement Disputes

USA - January 9 2020 Forfeiting profits is a worst-case-scenario for companies accused of trademark infringement. The possibility of turning over profits certainly is a…

Jennifer Itzkoff.

Federal Circuit Limits Design Patents to Identified Article of Manufacture

USA - September 16 2019 On September 12, 2019, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a district court’s dismissal under Rule 12(b)(6) of a design patent…

Cory Schug.

Supreme Court Clarifies Copyright Law: “Application” v. “Registration” Finally Resolved

USA - March 4 2019 On Monday, March 4, 2019, the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion that clarified the long-standing issue of whether a plaintiff bringing a…

Laura Kees.

Supreme Court Addresses Design Patent Damages for First Time in 120 Years: New Era of Design Patent Damages Dawn

USA - December 7 2016 On December 6, 2016, the United States Supreme Court threw out a $399 million damages award against Samsung for infringing three design patents…

David R. Crowe, John F. Morrow, Jr..

No Time to Relax for Inflatable Lounger Companies

USA - September 19 2016 With their newly issued design patent in hand, Fatboy the Original B.V. and Fatboy USA have quickly acted to defend their place on the sand. (Photo…