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Derek Dahlgren Quoted in IP Law360 Article on Federal Circuit Ruling That May Allow Some Designers Broad Patents

Fed. Circ. Ruling May Allow Some Designers Broad Patents

September 7, 2018

Partner Derek F. Dahlgren is quoted in an IP Law360 article on a recent Federal Circuit decision that may allow some designers broader patents. The court reversed a Patent Trial and Appeal Board decision rejecting an application for a patent on the design of a shoe bottom. The court ruled that a two-dimensional drawing of a three-dimensional object can, in certain circumstances, meet the enablement and definiteness requirements for a design patent. 

The article, "Fed. Circ. Ruling May Allow Some Designers Broad Patents," can be read on the Law360 site here.