USPTO Affirms Ford’s Patented Vehicle Grill Design as Obvious Over Published “Spy” Photograph

June 9, 2010 – Blog Post

It is true what they say, secrets can come back to haunt you. At least they did for Ford in a recent appeal before the USPTO’s Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (the BPAI) where the BPAI affirmed that an automotive spy photograph published in Trailer Life Magazine, in combination with other art, was sufficient to render obvious the claimed design of a front grill for a Ford Expedition.

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