Everything Design: A regional exploration of design patent strategy

Join the United States Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) regional offices for this 2nd annual Design Webinar Series featuring individuals from industry, attorneys, and USPTO examiners. The series will highlight the role of design patents for a variety of industries in each region and take a deeper dive into design patent strategy than the previous year's series.

Register now to join the fifth session, focused on the fashion frontier and hosted by the USPTO's Rocky Mountain Regional Office, during which panelists will discuss:

  • Benefits that design patents bring to an intellectual property portfolio in terms of maximizing value and success in enforcement
  • Design patent strategy, including how to effectively leverage design patents within the nuances of different industries in a quickly evolving legal landscape
  • The use and value of design patents through industry-specific stories

Register now

Molly Kocialski, regional director of the USPTO Rocky Mountain Regional Office, will provide opening remarks and serve as moderator for the examiners panel.

Panelists include:

  • Taryn Elliott, Product Design and User Interface Patent Prosecution Chair, Polsinelli, Denver, Colorado
  • Nate Trelease, President, WebCredenza Inc., Denver, Colorado
  • Daniel Kelly, VP and Deputy General Counsel, Vista Outdoor, Overland Park, Kansas
  • Margaret Polson, Founder and Senior Partner, Polson Intellectual Property Law, Westminster, Colorado
  • Marco Morbidini, Partner, Kilburn & Strode, Netherlands
  • Jeremy Dobbin, Partner, FB Rice, Sydney, Australia
  • James Larson, Deputy General Counsel - IP, Purple, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • John Wise, Co-Founder, President, and COO, Lovepop, Boston, Massachusetts

Contact the USPTO Rocky Mountain Regional Office at RockyMountain@uspto.gov or 303-297-4600 with any registration questions or to request a reasonable accommodation.

Contact information for participating offices and local start times for this event are as follows: 

Silicon Valley Regional Office: email SiliconValley@uspto.gov or call 408-918-9900.  
Start time: 10 a.m. PT

Rocky Mountain Regional Office: email RockyMountain@uspto.gov or call 303-297-4600. 
Start time: 11 a.m. MT

Texas Regional Office: email TexasRegionalOffice@uspto.gov or call 469-295-9000.
Start time: Noon CT

Midwest Regional Office: email MidwestRegion@uspto.gov or call 313-446-4800. 
Start time: 1 p.m. ET

Eastern Regional Outreach Office: email EasternRegionalOutreachOffice@uspto.gov or call 571-272-7100. 
Start time: 1 p.m. ET

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please submit your request to RockyMountain@uspto.gov.

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If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please submit your request to the contact information listed above.

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This event is part of a series: Design Webinar Series