Design Patents, Copyrights, and User Interfaces

Production Date: December 15, 2016 Practice Areas: Intellectual Property Law and Patent Law Estimated Length: 3607 minutes


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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.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the scope of design patents 
  2. Identify the distinction of the protections found in design patents and copyrights
  3. Recognize how to protect user interfaces through both avenues 
Puyallup, WA

Excellent presentation. It was comprehensive on designs, concise in how courts deal with them and clear on how to evaluate and secure protection.

Dane R.
Hanover, PA

Great course

Nicholas Lee S.
Dallas, TX

Very happy with the speaker

David S.
waco, TX

Good sense of humor

Steven T.
Richardson, TX

Nice presentation.

Pam F.
Clarksville, IN

Huey, the GUI, was great! The whole presentation was fantastic. And I highly recommend it!! Thanks!

Dennis V.
Dallas, TX

This guy cracked me up. He did a good job keeping a potentially snooze inducing topic tolerable.

Derek B.
Ithaca, NY

Great presentation - style and substance.

Eric S.
Takoma Park, MD

This was probably the best and most informative Lawline course I have taken.

Faith M.
White Plains, NY

Excellent presenter

David N.
Burbank, CA

Very good speaker.

Robert B.
Alexandria, VA

Great presentation style!

Julie A. B.
Hiles, WI

Amazing (again)!

Charles C.
Wilmington, NC

He always does a great job with a complicated issue.

Rhonda G. W.
Washington, DC

Thank you for this superb program -- clear and thorough.