Federal Circuit Dismantles “Rigid” Rosen-Durling Test for Design Patent Obviousness in Light of KSR; USPTO Promptly Issues New Guidance

Federal Circuit Dismantles “Rigid” Rosen-Durling Test for Design Patent Obviousness in Light of KSR; USPTO Promptly Issues New Guidance On February 5, 2024, the Federal Circuit sat en banc to hear oral arguments in a closely watched case concerning design patent obviousness standards in a dispute between LKQ (an aftermarket auto-parts provider), and General Motors [...]