2017 Design Day - Silicon Valley Live Stream

Join us for a lively discussion about all aspects of design patents, from conception through enforcement.  The Silicon Valley USPTO will feature Mary Boney Denison, USPTO Commissioner for Trademarks, along with design patent examiners, managers, practitioners, and industrial designers from across the country.  Portions of the program also include livestream and pre-recorded sessions from 2017 Design Day at USPTO Headquarters. 

In preparation for our panel on best practice tips and pitfalls, please email your own personal tips for success or design patent prosecution issues before the USPTO, that you’d like to see improved, to Beth Ferrill at

Silicon Valley Schedule:
7:30 - 8:30 AM PT           Registration
8:00 - 8:30 AM PT           (Optional) Early Motions to Dismiss Conceptual Designs (simulcast)
8:30 - 9:15 AM PT           Patent Prosecution Best Practices Panel: Views from Examiners and Practitioners
9:15 - 9:40 AM PT           State of the Technology Center (in-person)
9:40 - 10:00 AM PT         Remarks by Comm. Mary Boney Denison, USPTO Commissioner for Trademarks
10:00 - 10:15 AM PT       Break and Networking
10:15 - 11:00 AM PT       Keynote Speakers: Matthew Zacherle, Lead Designer & Tom Boshinski, Senior 
                                       Counsel, WestRock (simulcast)
11:00 - 11:45 AM PT       Evolving Design IP vs. Evolving Fashion Trends: Stitching It All Together (simulcast)
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM PT  Lunch Break and Presentation
                                       Mock Argument: How Prosecution Affects Claim Interpretation and Enforcement
                                       of Design Rights (simulcast)
1:00 - 1:50 PM PT           Report from the Front Line (simulcast)
1:50 - 2:00 PM PT           Concluding Remarks from USPTO HQ (simulcast)

2:00 - 2:30 PM PT           (Optional) Update on ID5 (video replay)

In your registration, please indicate that you will be attending the program at the Silicon Valley Regional Office in San Jose, CA.

The event is free and open to the public.  Please register in advance.

Please note that the Silicon Valley USPTO is a federal facility.  Visitors are required to show a valid form of government-issued identification (driver license or passport) and may be subject to security screening to gain access.