The Basics of Design Patents


Design patents are a crucial component of a comprehensive IP protection plan. Unlike utility patents, which protect the way a product functions, design patents protect the way a product looks. Because they often protect the most recognizable, consumer-facing aspects of the products they cover, design patents can be tremendously valuable to their owners.

In the first installment of our three-part design patent webinar series, Principals Joseph Herriges and Grace Kim will illuminate the basics of design patents and address common questions, including:

  • What are design patents?
  • How do design patents differ from utility patents?
  • Why should you obtain design patent protection?
  • How can you best prepare your design patent application for prosecution?

Download a copy of the webinar slides.

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