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Patent Examiner Rejects Crocs Design Patent Claim

Feb. 26, 2016, 5:00 AM
  • Holding: The sole claim in a design patent covering the design of popular Crocs foam clogs has been rejected by a patent examiner.
  • What’s Next?: The footwear company that sought re-examination of the design patent says it will continue to pursue its patent and antitrust claims against Crocs in federal court.

The maker of popular Crocs foam clogs is planning to fight a recent decision by a patent examiner knocking out the sole claim in its design patent covering the configuration of the soft, casual footwear.

Meanwhile, the Crocs competitor that initiated the re-examination proceeding said it would continue to ...

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