• Posts by Kurt S. Prange

    Kurt has an aptitude for understanding his client's ideas and goals to overcome obstacles with creative solutions that maximize intellectual property value.

    Kurt Prange is an intellectual property (IP) lawyer whose practice focuses on patents and trademarks. Kurt has developed an ...

Innovators seeking patent protection for entertainment software inventions should be aware that all software inventions face patent-eligibility issues. Nevertheless, patent practitioners who are experienced in the art of software patent prosecution can help ensure that software inventions get maximum protection.

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On June 21, 2022, The Ohio State University (OSU) obtained a federal trademark registration (U.S. Reg. No. 6,763,118) for the standard character mark THE for “t-shirts, baseball caps, and hats; all of the foregoing being promoted, distributed, and sold through channels customary to the field of sports and collegiate athletics.”

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On April 8, 2020, the Federal Circuit vacated the decision of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (the "TTAB") - which had denied registration of Forney's multi-color product packaging mark - and held that "color marks can be inherently distinctive when used on product packaging, depending upon the character of the color design."

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In Curver v. Home Expressions, decided on September 12, 2019, the Federal Circuit affirmed the dismissal of Curver’s design patent infringement suit against Home Expressions. The Federal Circuit held that “claim language can limit the scope of a design patent where the claim language supplies the only instance of an article of manufacture that appears...

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