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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Design Patent Resurgence

With the new life breathed into design patents by the Egyptian Goddess ruling (wherein the judges agree that the 1871 Gorham "ordinary observer" test is the "sole test for determining whether a design patent has been infringed"), now is a good time to remind ourselves of famous design patents from the past. Many people are unaware that our own Statue of Liberty was granted a design patent in 1879!

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