Michael Piery and Michael Carwin Author Article for The Banking Law Journal About Animated GUI Design Patent Claims

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Quarles & Brady Intellectual Property Litigation attorneys Michael Piery and Michael Carwin wrote an article for The Banking Law Journal about the potential implications associated with design patent claims involving animated graphical user interfaces (GUI).

Piery, a Milwaukee-based partner, and Carwin, an associate in the firm’s Chicago office, cited recent cases that asserted animated GUI design patents, noting that “these cases potentially raise issues of first impression related to claim construction, infringement, and functionality.”

An excerpt from the article:

Companies that invest resources in developing software products can and should consider the use of design patents to protect novel interface designs and display sequences. Not only can these design patents be asserted offensively, but they can also establish prior art that can be used defensively to invalidate broad animated GUI design patents should a company be accused of infringing such a patent.

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