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Kirk A. Damman Named among Small Business Monthly‘s Best Patent Attorneys in St. Louis

Lewis Rice is proud to announce that Kirk A. Damman was named in Small Business Monthly‘s (SBM‘s) Best Patent Attorneys in St. Louis. Kirk has been included in this list every year since 2016. The honorees are selected based on insights and feedback from SBM’s readers. SBM acts as a resource to the St. Louis business community to understand and connect with the best service providers in the area. St. Louis SBM is a locally owned business publication, bringing business tips, strategies, and analysis to top executives of 17,000 businesses in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

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Federal Court Clarifies the Scope of Drawings in a Design Patent

Design patent filings have increased dramatically in recent years, as companies gain appreciation for the ability of these patents to prevent counterfeits and grey market imports. With the higher volume of patent filings comes a higher volume of legal disputes. In one such dispute, the Federal Circuit held that a design patent application that uses two-dimensional drawings to describe a three-dimensional product may be acceptable under patent law.

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Supreme Court Upholds IPR Constitutionality, Finds All Challenged Claims Must Be Reviewed

The United States Supreme Court issued its much-anticipated ruling today, April 24, 2018, in Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC that challenged the constitutionality of inter partes review (IPR) proceedings created by Congress in the 2011 America Invents Act (AIA), under which issued patents may be cancelled by the Patent Office without a trial in a District Court. In a 7-2 decision authored by Justice Thomas, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of these procedures, with Justices Gorsuch and Roberts dissenting.

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