Glove manufacturer gets burned in US design patent damages case

United States of America

A California jury has held that Seirus infringed Columbia Sportswear’s design patent and utility patent, both relating to heat-reflective materials. In the first case on the matter since Samsung v Apple, in which the Supreme Court held that an “article of manufacture” may be a single component instead of the entire end product, the jury awarded Columbia the entire amount of Seirus’ profits on the product.

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