Please feel free to explore this virtual campus - all dedicated to design patent law and practice.
Here you will find recent articles, tips on prosecution and litigation, a comprehensive legal outline, and other resources as well.
20. Prior Art and the Ordinary Observer Test - Part 1 Coming Soon!
Design Patent Perspective Articles published by Intellectual Property Today:
(reprinted by permission)
1. The Fascinating Design Patent
2. The Ordinary Observer Test - Part 1
3. The Ordinary Observer Test - Part 2
4. The Ordinary Observer Test - Part 3
5. Understanding Functionality in Design Patent Law - Part 1
6. Understanding Functionality in Design Patent Law - Part 2
7. Understanding Functionality in Design Patent Law - Part 3
8. Use of Experts in Design Patent Litigation - Part 1
9. Use of Experts in Design Patent Litigation - Part 2
10. Surveys for Design Patent Litigation - Part 1
11. Surveys for Design Patent Litigation - Part 2
12. Why Get a Design Patent?
13. Preliminary Injunctions
14. Ten Tips for Strengthening Design Patent Protection
15. The Design Patent Application - Part 1
16. The Design Patent Application - Part 2
17. The Design Patent Application - Part 3
18. The Design Patent Application - Part 4
19. Design Patent Law Case Updates
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Robert G. Oake, Jr. is a Registered Patent Attorney and is Board Certified both in Civil Trial Advocacy and Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification. He holds two LL.M (Master of Law) Degrees, including an LL.M in Patent and Intellectual Property Law (with highest honors) from the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C.
Robert is a columnist for Intellectual Property Today where he writes on current topics in design patent litigation and prosecution in his column Design Patent Perspective.
Robert was lead trial and appellate counsel for Egyptian Goddess, Inc. in the landmark case Egyptian Goddess v. Swisa, decided en banc by the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in 2008. He has twice has been selected as a Texas Super Lawyer in Intellectual Property Litigation (2006, 2008).
Please understand that this website contains general information only. It is not intended to be legal advice on any specific matter and does not form an attorney-client relationship.