Federal Circuit Issues Key Ruling on Functional Features in Design Patent Cases
- Tracy-Gene G. Durkin, Jeffrey R. Fougere
- The National Law Review
This week, the Federal Circuit, released its second opinion in as many weeks relating to design patent infringement. In this case, Richardson v. Stanley Works, 2010 WL 774334 (Fed. Cir. 2010, the Federal Circuit affirmed a ruling of non-infringement by the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona relating to a design for a carpentry tool combining a hammer, stud climbing tool and crowbar. Visit the National Law Review website to see the full post.