Patent and Latent Defects
By Gary Vinson – Greve, Cliffford, Wengel & Paras. LLP
Patent and Latent Defects: How Long May a Designer be Exposed to a Lawsuit Because of Defective Design? This article focuses on the differences between a “patent” defect and a “latent” defect and the differences in exposure to the design professional with specific reference to the length of time with which an injured party can seek restitution.