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for Alexandria attendance: USPTO

Madison Auditorium

600 Dulany Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

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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.

Topics include:

  • Update from the Director of Technology Center 2900
  • Presentations from major corporations, including Whirlpool and Facebook, on strategic protection and enforcement of designs
  • Practical tips on using WIPO’s Digital Access Service (DAS), which is growing in popularity for design practitioners
  • Presentation from American University professor, Christine Farley, tracing the history of design protection for the Mid-Century Modern furniture industry
  • Update on pending legislation to enforce U.S. design patents at the U.S. border
  • Case law summaries on important design patent decisions over the past year, from the Federal Circuit, district court, and PTAB
  • And more!

8:30 – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast

9:00 am –5:00 pm Registration

9:00 am – 5:00 pm Meeting

12:00 - 1:15 pm Lunch and Interaction

5:00 pm Closing

PLEASE NOTE: Design Day will also be webcast to all four USPTO regional offices: Silicon Valley, CA; Denver, CO; Dallas, TX; and Detroit, MI. Be sure to select the correct location for your participation. Separate instructions will be provided depending on the location where you plan to participate:

Alexandria, VA -- 300 total capacity

Dallas, TX -- 100 total capacity

Denver, CO -- 100 total capacity

Detriot, MI -- 100 total capacity

Silicon Valley, CA -- 100 total capacity

Be sure to indicate your affiliation when registering: Government, Private Practice, In-House Counsel, Industry, Industrial Designer, Academic or Other.

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