Design Day 2018 - Detroit Webcast

Our Theme for 2018 is "Design at Work."

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, from conception through enforcement. Design Day Detroit will also include a live panel discussion. No CLE credit is offered for this event.

There is no fee to attend; however, space is limited and we ask that you register in advance to attend in Detroit by emailing or registering online at: April 2, 2018: We are currently sold out at the Alexandria Campus.

Topics include:

•  Update from the Director of Technology Center 2900

•  USPTO Developments including updates on Hague, ID5, and Design Law Treaty initiatives

•  Report from Japan Patent Office on its  Study of Industrial Design Competitiveness and Design

•  Return of the popular Patent Prosecution Best Practices Panel where experienced practitioners  and USPTO  examiners discuss recent examination and prosecution trends

•  Presentations from major corporations on strategic protection and enforcement of designs, including Microsoft Corporation, Sugarfina, Inc., and more!

•  Panel discussion about the challenges of enforcement of design rights on the Internet

•  Case law summaries on important design patent decisions over the past year, from the Federal Circuit, district court, and PTAB

Coming to the Midwest Regional Office for an event?  Free parking is available in the parking garage at 600 River Place, adjacent to our building. Guests must state they are visiting the USPTO. For more information, view parking information. The USPTO is a federal facility and visitors are required to show a valid form of government issued ID (driver's license or passport), and may be subject to security screening.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please submit your request via phone 313-446-4800 or email (link is external).

This event is co-sponsored by the following:

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), the IP Law Section of the American Bar Association (ABA-IPL), the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), the International Trademark Association (INTA), the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).