Spend the day at this free seminar with USPTO Design Examiners, Managers, Design Patent Practitioners and Industrial Designers from across the country. Join us to hear lively and thought-provoking discussions about various aspects of design patents. (There is no fee to attend; however, we ask that you register in advance.) No CLE credit is offered for this event.
•Update from the Director of Technology Center 2900
•USPTO Developments including updates on Hague, ID5, and Design Law Treaty initiatives
•Report from the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore on recent changes in design law in Singapore
•Presentations from major corporations on strategic protection and enforcement of designs, including IBM, Gentex Corp., and more!
•Panel discussion of in-house attorneys about design patent portfolio management
•Case law summaries on important design patent decisions over the past year, from the Federal Circuit, district court, and PTAB
8:30 – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Morning Sessions
12:00 – 1:15 pm Lunch and Interaction
1:15 – 5:00 pm Afternoon Sessions
Registration opens at 8:30 am and continues throughout the day. Please register for the event via this link.
PLEASE NOTE: You may view Design Day via webcast at any USPTO regional office. When you register, please let us know if you will join us in Alexandria, VA, or attend from Silicon Valley, CA; Denver, CO; Dallas, TX; or Detroit, MI. Please provide an accurate email address so we may send information specific to your viewing location. Remember to check your affiliation, Government, Private Practice, In-House Counsel, Industry, Industrial Designer, Academic or Other.