Federal Circuit Partly Affirms In Dispute Over Slipper Design Patent

Mealey's (August 4, 2015, 9:44 AM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — Although a New York federal judge, acting on remand, erroneously granted a summary judgment of design patent invalidity, she properly granted the same defendant a summary judgment of noninfringement, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled July 30 (High Point Design LLC et al. v. Buyer’s Direct Inc., No. 14-1464, Fed. Cir.).

(Decision available. Document #16-150817-006Z.)

In a dispute over fuzzy slippers, Circuit Judges Timothy B. Dyk, Raymond T. Chen and Alvin A. Schall wrote that “infringement of design patents is judged...
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