Category Archives: Design Patents

Sport Dimension, Inc. v. The Coleman Company

Docket No. 2015-1553 MOORE, HUGHES, STOLL April 19, 2016 Brief Summary: DC claim construction rejected “because it eliminates whole aspects of the claimed design”. DC exclusion of expert witness found not to be an abuse of discretion because of his … Continue reading

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Nordock, Inc. v. Systems, Inc. et al.

Docket No. 2014-1762, -1795 O’MALLEY, REYNA, CHEN September 29, 2015 Brief Summary: DC/jury damages award reversed and remanded since “a design patentee can recover either (1) total profits from the infringer’s sale under § 289, or (2) damages in the … Continue reading

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Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. et al. v. Covidien, Inc. et al.

Docket No. 2014-1370 LOURIE, BRYSON, CHEN August 7, 2015 Brief Summary: DC finding of invalidity of ‘501 patent for indefiniteness reversed; claim construction of ‘275 patent affirmed but grant of SJ vacated as evidence of genuine dispute considered in favor … Continue reading

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Apple, Inc. v. Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd. et al.

Docket No. 2014-1335, 2015-1529 PROST, O’MALLEY, CHEN May 18, 2015 Update (Dec. 6, 2016 Adn Feb. 7, 2017): SCOTUS reversed DC/FC § 289 design patent damages award of Samsung’s entire profits on infringing smartphones, holding “[i]n the case of a … Continue reading

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MRC Innovations, Inc. v. Hunter Mfg., LLP

Docket No. 2013-1433 RADER, PROST, CHEN April 2, 2014 Brief Summary: DC decisions of invalidity for obviousness of design patents encompassing football and baseball jerseys for dogs affirmed in view of appropriate primary and secondary references. Summary: MRC appealed DC … Continue reading

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High Point Design LLC et al. v. Buyers Direct, Inc.

Docket No. 2012-1455 O’MALLEY, SCHALL, WALLACH September 11, 2013 Brief summary: Grant of SJ that design patent was invalid for obviousness and primarily functional reversed for improper analyses and dismissal of trade dress claims vacated. Summary: Buyer’s Direct, Inc. (BDI) … Continue reading

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