USPTO Design Day - Midwest Regional Office
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.
Register at: https://midwestdesignday.eventbrite.com. More information below on broadcast:
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.
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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