Design Patents at the PTAB


In-depth knowledge of the unique characteristics of design patents is foundational for preparing a strong Patent Trial and Appeal Board petition. In the second installment of our three-part design patent webinar series, Principals Craig Deutsch and Grace Kim will discuss the PTAB's approach to anticipation, obviousness, and § 112 issues in the context of design patents, as well as provide an overview of recent design patent trends at the PTAB.

Topics may include:

  • A statistical comparison of design proceedings versus utility proceedings
  • The standards for anticipation and obviousness at the PTAB
  • How to define the ordinary observer and the designer of ordinary skill
  • How the PTAB analyzes indefiniteness
  • Strategies for success at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, both in post-grant proceedings and original prosecution of design applications

Download a copy of the webinar slides.

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