Balance is Key in Design Patent Claim Drafting, PTAB Litigation Blog

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The Patent Trial and Appeal Board recently designated as informative its decision instituting post-grant review and addressing the issues of design patent functionality in Sattler Tech Corp. v. Humancentric Ventures, LLC.  No. PGR2019-00030, 2019 WL 3385172 (P.T.A.B. July 26, 2019).  The Sattler decision highlights the importance of balancing the proportions of functional and ornamental features claimed in design patent applications.

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