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Fourth Annual USPTO Design Day Open House and Conference

March 30, 2010 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Inventor & Entrepreneur Updates, Patent Articles 

The American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Intellectual Property Owners Association, the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law and the Industrial Designers Society of America will co-sponsor Design Day 2010 – The Art of Design, an annual open house and conference for design patent practitioners and design examiners.  The day-long event will be held at USPTO Headquarters, in the Madison Auditorium.

This program will begin at 9:00 a.m. and is an opportunity for managers, design examiners and the design patent bar to exchange ideas and to educate each other on important topics affecting design patent practice. Topics for discussion include the integration of aesthetics, commercial appeal and intellectual property considerations into product design, the role of the USPTO Solicitor’s Office in design patent practice, litigating design cases in US District Courts, and the recent decisions in Seaway Trading Corp. v. Walgreens Corp, Crocs v. ITC, and Richardson v. Stanley Works.

The program is open to all and there is no fee. However, for planning purposes pre-registration is encouraged and can be done on-line at