September 12, 2019 / 9:56 PM / 4 days ago

Fed Circuit rejects 'atypical' bid to expand design patent scope

Judges considering the scope of a design patent can look to its claim language if it does not contain precise illustrations, a federal appeals court said on Thursday.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a patent infringement case Curver Luxembourg SARL, a home goods company, brought against rival Home Expressions Inc.

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