Join a lively and thought-provoking discussion about various aspects of design patents, from conception through enforcement, at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s (USPTO) Texas Regional Office (TXRO). Get insights from USPTO design examiners and managers, design patent practitioners, and industrial designers from across the country.
No CLE credit is offered for attendance.
The event will feature:
- An update from the director of Technology Center 2900
- The 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
- A panel discussion about the challenges of enforcing of design rights on the internet
- Case law summaries on important design patent decisions over the past year from the federal circuit, district courts, and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
- A discussion with Design Supervisory Patent Examiner Garth Rademaker
In preparation for our panel on best practice tips and pitfalls, we would like your input. Please email your own personal tips for success, or design patent prosecution issues that you’d like to see improved, to Beth Ferrill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that the Texas Regional Office of the USPTO is housed in a federal facility. Attendees are required to present a valid form of government-issued identification (driver license or passport) and may be subject to screening to gain access.
For inquiries about the event:
please email texasregionalUSPTOEvents@USPTO.GOV (link sends e-mail), visit us at the Texas Regional Office home page, or call us at 469-295-9000.