Author: Josh Hoggard

Josh’s practice focuses on patent preparation and prosecution, opinions, and counseling. Josh assists with preparing and prosecuting patent applications in a wide range of technologies, such as superabrasive and superhard materials, drill bits and bearing apparatuses used in oil and gas exploration drilling systems, medical devices, and various other mechanical and electro-mechanical technologies. Josh also assists with intellectual property litigation and pre-litigation counseling.

USING DESIGN PATENTS TO CLAIM FUNCTIONAL ELEMENTS???

A recent opinion from the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Sport Dimension, Inc. v. The Coleman Co., No. 2015-1553, 7 (Fed. Cir. 2016), held that design patents can provide protection for ornamental features that are functional.  In particular, the Federal Circuit continue reading...