IPWatchdog Publishes Mauricio Uribe Article on Potential Design Patent Bar

| Mauricio Uribe

Partner Mauricio Uribe authored the article “Moving Toward a Design Patent Bar – Progress in the IP Community,” which published in IPWatchdog.

The article discusses the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) recent emphasis on reconsidering and reforming patent bar eligibility, especially with regard to a potential design patent bar. Uribe argues that this initiative would potentially eliminate the technical background requirement for individuals to be able to file and prosecute design patents before the USPTO.

“Perhaps the recent movement and call for a change to the patent bar requirement, as applied to design patents, is [one] tangible, executable action item that will make the intellectual property community more diverse, inclusive and equitable.”

Read the full article here.