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Virtual Designs

Jason J. Du Mont & Mark D. Janis

Industrial design is migrating to the virtual world, and the design patent system is migrating with it. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has already granted several thousand design patents on virtual designs, patents that cover the designs of graphical user interfaces for smartphones, tablets, and other products, as well as the designs of icons or other artifacts of various virtual environments. Many more such design patent applications are pending; in fact, U.S.... Read more about Virtual Designs

  • March 5, 2014
  • 17 Stan. Tech. L. Rev. 107