With billion dollar judgements making the news, there is an increased interest in understanding the protections provided by design patents and how those protections may be different from those found in copyright. Join attorney Steven Rubin as he analyzes the scope of design patents. Here, he includes a review of the tests for novelty and infringement and a discussion of how the functionality prohibition is handled. To identify the distinction of the protections found in copyrights, he focuses on protection of software, including an examination of the idea versus expression dichotomy, and the tests used for infringement of software copyright. Finally, he examines how user interfaces may be protected through design patents and copyrights.
Excellent presentation. It was comprehensive on designs, concise in how courts deal with them and clear on how to evaluate and secure protection.
Very happy with the speaker
Good sense of humor
Huey, the GUI, was great! The whole presentation was fantastic. And I highly recommend it!! Thanks!
This guy cracked me up. He did a good job keeping a potentially snooze inducing topic tolerable.
Great presentation - style and substance.
This was probably the best and most informative Lawline course I have taken.
Very good speaker.
Great presentation style!
He always does a great job with a complicated issue.
Thank you for this superb program -- clear and thorough.