Profs. Janis & Du Mont Release Chapter from Forthcoming Book on Design Patents
Professors Mark Janis and Jason Du Mont just released a chapter from their forthcoming book, American Design Patent Law: A Legal History (forthcoming Cambridge Univ. Press).
The chapter offers an exhaustive account of the history of design patent remedies – covering the 1887 Act’s legislative history and case law, while incorporating new details from case files, patent records, and other historical sources. This issue is especially important, as the Supreme Court will soon hear its first design patent case in over a century on Apple v. Samsung.
The chapter can be downloaded for free from SSRN – HERE.
For those interested in obtaining high resolution versions of the chapters graphs, those can be download HERE.