Design Patent Case Digest: Young v. Stone
- Tracy-Gene G. Durkin and David K.S. Cornwell
- Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox
Plaintiff Roger Young sued Anne Stone, Inc. for infringement of U.S. Design Patent No. D442,661, entitled “Golf Putting Practice Hole Simulator.” Anne Stone, Inc. manufactures and sells the “Putt-A-Round” as a practice target for golf putting. Anne Stone, Inc. moved for judgment on the pleadings under Rule 12(c), arguing that Young’s claim for design patent infringement failed as a matter of law based on the facts stated in the pleadings.
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