Friday, September 25, 2015

September 30: Webcast - Updates on Design Patent Law: The Hague Agreement and U.S. Design Patent Enforcement

In May 2015, U.S. patent laws were amended to implement provisions of the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs. U.S.-based applicants can now seek design protection in over 60 countries by filing a single international design application.
The first half of our webinar will cover the following:
  • An overview of the system under the Hague Agreement
  • Filing requirements under this system
  • Cost comparison with traditional foreign filing processes
The webinar will continue with a discussion of enforcement of design patents in the U.S., including these topics:
  • Recent court decisions involving design patents
  • The impact of recent design patent cases on patent prosecution
Title: 
Updates on Design Patent Law: The Hague Agreement and U.S. Design Patent Enforcement
When/Where: September 30, 2015
9:00 am PDT / 10:00 am MDT / 11:00 am CDT / 12:00 noon EDT.
Live webcast; registration required.
Speakers: Fitch Even attorneys Jon A. Birmingham and Conor S. Hunt
Presented by: Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP
Credit: 1 hr CLE CA/IL/NE; Other states may also reward credit upon attendee request.
Cost: Free. Registration required.