Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Design patents on the upswing?

From Forbes on the value of design patents:

Now companies are seeking out design patents to go with their so-called utility patents to create a more impervious wall of protection around their successful products. It’s even conceivable that a company could lose a patent fight over some critical bit of technology that makes a product work, but win damages from a competitor that copied a completely non-functional aspect of the design.


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