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The number for each year is the first design patent issued that year. Design patents refer to any new ornamental design for an item.The design patent protects only the appearance of an article, but not its structural or functional features. In patent law, when a patent describes the "present invention," courts are more likely to impose limitations on the scope of the patent based on how the patent describes the "present invention." As an illustration, if a patent for a pencil states that the "present invention" includes a writing instrument with a writing end and an eraser, a court may require that the "eraser" be a limitation in the claim, even if not expressly recited in the claim.So too with Finjan's patent, the patent stated that "the present invention operates by replacing original function calls with substitute function calls within the content," which the court relied on in determining that the "content processor" must process "modified content," as Juniper argued.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued U. From left, USPTO Director Andrei Iancu, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, President Donald Trump, Inventor Joseph Marron, and Raytheon CEO Thomas Kennedy during the signing of U. Trump, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, and USPTO Director Andrei Iancu all signed the patent. All early presidents up to John Quincy Adams signed patent documents.Not only did the surrounding claim language support Juniper's more narrow interpretation, but the judge found that the written description in Finjan's patent also pointed toward that narrow interpretation.