USPTO Design Day - Midwest

USPTO Design Day - Midwest Regional Office

Update: Application of the Written Description Requirement to Specific Situations in Design Applications , 22233–22236 [2016–08760] [TEXT] [PDF] (15Apr2016)

The Midwest Regional Office is hosting an in-person feedback session featuring local practitioners, industrial designers and businesses in conjunction with the webcast being broadcasted from Alexandria, Virginia.

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Spend the day at this free seminar with United States Patent and Trademark Office Design Examiners, Managers, Design Patent Practitioners and Industrial Designers from across the country. Join us for a lively and thought-provoking discussion about all aspects of design patents, from conception through enforcement. (There is no fee to attend; however, we ask that you register in advance.) No CLE credit is offered for this event.

Learn about:

  • Developments at the USPTO including training of new design patent examiners, and the new ID5 initiative

  • Updates on U.S. implementation of the Hague system from WIPO’s perspective

  • Best practice tips and pitfalls of design patent prosecution from a panel of experienced practitioners and USPTO examiners

  • From industry leaders about how to take a design from concept to patenting to enforcement

  • Updates and changes to the MPEP and the effect on design practice

  • Important design patent decisions over the past year, as summarized in the popular case law wrap-up

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.

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