• First IPR Design Patent Decision Affirmed by Federal Circuit
  • April 24, 2015 | Author: J. Pieter van Es
  • Law Firm: Banner & Witcoff, Ltd. - Chicago Office
  • In the first inter partes review of a design patent, the Federal Circuit affirmed the Patent Trial and Appeal Board’s final decision that the only claim was unpatentable. Design patent D617,465 on a drinking cup was the subject of three lawsuits and an inter partes reexamination.