During the Federal Circuit’s first patent case since 2018, judges hesitated to discard long-standing tests for proving design patent invalidity, with some showing openness to adjusting a standard criticized as overly rigid. LKQ Corp., represented by Irwin IP LLP and Lex Lumina PLLC, sought to invalidate two General Motors design patents, arguing that the current tests, in use for over 40 years, are excessively stringent and outdated.
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