Title

LaFrance on the Abandonment of the Point-of-Novelty Test for Design Patent

Document Type

Response or Comment

Publication Date

2009

Abstract

In Egyptian Goddess, Inc. v. Swiza, Inc., the Federal Circuit made a significant change in the analysis of design patent infringement claims by jettisoning the point-of-novelty test as a separate test of infringement. Professor Mary LaFrance analyzes the court's decision.

Publication Citation

2009 Emerging Issues 3516.

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