Sunday, March 08, 2009

Design Day 2009 to Be Held at the USPTO Conference [United States/International]

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced in a press release that it will host its third annual Design Day at the agency’s headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia next month.

The event will be co-sponsored by the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Intellectual Property Owners Association and the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law.

The Design Day is being organized by Technology Center 2900 and is open to design patent practitioners and USPTO examiners.

This program will provide an opportunity for design managers, examiners, independent inventors and the design patent bar to exchange ideas and to educate each other on important topics affecting design patent practice.
Program topics will include:
- Adequately Disclosing Multiple Embodiments - Application Processing: Allowance to Issue- A presentation and discussion of the recent CAFC en banc decision in Egyptian Goddess v. Swisa Inc.- A keynote address by Randall Rader, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on the future of design patent law.

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