Design-arounds are a well-recognized pathway for the public to benefit from the patent system. “One of the benefits of a patent system is its so-called ‘negative incentive’ to ‘design around’ a competitor’s products, even when they are patented, thus bringing a steady flow of innovations to the marketplace.” Design-arounds are therefore an example of how patents can spur innovation, and thereby promote progress in the useful arts.
Joshua Hartman is an associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group and Antitrust Law Group. Mr. Hartman focuses his practice on patent litigation in U.S. district courts and before the U.S. International Trade Commission, as well as on antitrust litigation and civil enforcement investigations by the DOJ and FTC. More ›
Michelle Yang is an associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. Ms. Yang focuses her practice on litigating patent cases before the International Trade Commission and federal courts involving complex consumer electronics and semiconductor technologies. More ›
Brian Busey is a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Group. Mr. Busey’s practice focuses on complex intellectual property matters – particularly those before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). Mr. Busey has litigated more than forty Section 337 cases before the ITC and has served as the president of the ITC’s Trial Lawyers Association. More ›