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Ordinary Observer and Informed User Walk Into a Bar: A Transatlantic Conversation About Design Infringement
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA, European Union
  • December 14 2017

In a small local pub somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, perhaps Bermuda, the Azores or Ascension Island


Design Patents Sneakers and Fancy Dresses Provide Guidance on Written Description Requirements for Design Patents
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • November 24 2016

In last month's column, we looked at recent design IPR decisions that focused on anticipation and obviousness arguments. In this column, we will


Design Patents - Lessons Learned from Recent IPR Decisions Involving Design Patents
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • October 19 2016

Crafting an argument for a design patent office action response can feel like a trip back in time. The Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP)


A First: U.S. Design Patent Issues Based on Hague Agreement Design Application
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • May 2 2016

As we previously reported, the USPTO has been accepting International Design Applications ("IDA") under the Hague Agreement since May 13, 2015. On


Industrial Designs Get Their Own Club: USPTO Hosts the Inaugural ID5 Meeting
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • December 10 2015

As with the TM5 and the IP5 before them, the five largest offices that issue design rights have joined together as the Industrial Design 5, also


Podcast: cutting it off at the source: Elizabeth Ferrill and Amy Hsiao on enforcing design rights in China
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA, China
  • November 23 2015

The number of counterfeit U.S. products being sold in China is growing at an alarming rate. Manufacturers of products with innovative designs need to


Death comes in threes: Board invalidates a trio of triple slow cooker design patents
  • Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
  • USA
  • February 12 2015

The Board issued Final Written Decisions in the second, third, and fourth IPRs involving design patents, in Sensio, Inc. v. Select Brands, Inc