Journal Article

New test for design patent infringement in the USA eliminates separate ‘point of novelty’ inquiry

Charles R. Macedo

in Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice

Volume 4, issue 4, pages 232-235
Published in print April 2009 | ISSN: 1747-1532
Published online April 2009 | e-ISSN: 1747-1540 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jiplp/jpp010
New test for design patent infringement in the USA eliminates separate ‘point of novelty’ inquiry

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Design patent infringement in the USA is determined by comparing the accused product with the patented design from the perspective of an ‘ordinary observer’ knowledgeable of the prior art, and not by a separate ‘point of novelty’ inquiry.

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Subjects: Arbitration ; Intellectual Property Law

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