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Federal Circuit decision highlights importance of design patent titles

Rani Mehta, New York

Lawyers say Curver Luxembourg v Home Expressions emphasises the need to be thoughtful when choosing and amending design patent titles and claims

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit’s decision reinforces changes made to the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure in October 2015 and January 2018 that said title “may contribute to defining the scope of a claim.” 

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