From Quarles & Brady LLP:
Consumer products companies should be aware of three recent design patent decisions that may limit the breadth of design patents. As a result of these three decisions, consumer products companies may be able to have increased confidence that their products do not infringe patents claiming similar designs. Likewise, consumer products companies seeking to protect their own designs should be careful to avoid making the same mistakes as the patentees in the cases here.
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