Monday, August 27, 2012

Sarah Burstein on design patents and Apple v. Samsung

This post by Sarah Burstein highlights some important features of the recent verdict against Samsung, including the role of design patents that only cover some features of a product--as with claiming certain aspects of a design as protectable trade dress, this can create difficult questions of the scope of rights.  The verdict, whether it stands on appeal or not, also really announces the arrival of design patents in American law.

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