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​AIPLA 

Past Presidents' Conference Center 

1400 Crystal Drive, Suite 600 

Arlington, VA  

*Program is subject to change ​

 
Monday, April 23, 2018​​
9:00 - 9:30 AM ​ ​​Continental Breakfast 
Welcome Remarks 
9:40 - 10:30 AM​ ​Introduction to Design Rights​

Perry J. Saidman, Saidman Design Law Group, LLC, Silver Spring, MD (Bio, Paper,Slides​)
10:40 - 11:30 AM ​ ​Introduction to Design Litigation 

Richard S. Stockton, Banner & Witcoff, Ltd., Chicago, LLP (Bio, Paper, Slides)
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM​ ​Lunch 
12:30 - 1:20​​ PM ​TRACK 1 - Trade Dress 101 – Product and Packaging Trade Dress Basics
 Jessie N. Roberts, Delos, LLC (Bio, Paper, Slides)

TRACK 2 - Design Patents 101- including the Basics of Drafting and Filing a Design Patent Application 

Craig Mueller, Lewis Brisbois, Denver, CO (Bio, Paper, Slides)

 

1:25 - 2:15 PM  ​TRACK 1 - Preparation and Filing of a Trade Dress Application at the USPTO
Ed Timberlake, Timberlake Law, Chapel Hill, NC (Bio, Paper, Slides)

TRACK 2 - Copyright 101 – including Preparing and Filing a Copyright Application
Lauren Emerson, Leason Ellis, White Planes, NY (Bio, Paper, Slides)

 

 

2:20 - 3:10 PM  ​TRACK 1 - Advanced Trade Dress Prosecution including Responding to a USPTO Rejections
Darius Gambino, DLA Piper LLP (US), Philadelphia, PA (Bio, Paper, Slides)

 

TRACK 2 - Overview of the Hague System (Geneva Act)
Alan Datri , IP Datri, LLC, Memphis, TN (Bio, Paper1, Paper2, Paper3, Slides)

 

3:15 - 4:05 PM  ​TRACK 1 - Advanced Copyright, including Responding to Rejection and Digital Right Management
Garfield Goodrum, Goodrum Design Law, Boston, MA     (Bio, Paper, Slides)

 

TRACK 2 - Advanced Design Patent Prosecution including Responding to Objections and Rejections
James Aquilina, Design IP, Allentown, PA​ (Bio, Paper, Slides)

 

​4:05 - 4:20 PM  ​Break 
​4:20 - 5:30PM  ​BREAKOUT SESSIONS

SESSION 1 - CONSUMER PRODUCTS - Health and Beauty; Sports Equipment.       
Phillip Barengolts, Pattishall McAuliffe Newbury Hilliard & Geraldson, LLP, Chicago, LLP  (Bio, Paper, Handout, Slides)

SESSION 2 - TEXTILES and CLOTHING - The Fashion Industry-International Awareness and Present Status for Protection.         
Loni Morrow, Knobbe Martens, San Diego, CA  (Bio, Paper, Slides)

SESSION 3 - SOFTWARE and GUIs -  Applications/Computer Industry, Hardware, Semiconductor Designs
Tracy Durkin, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox, Washington, DC (Bio, Paper, Slides)

  
 
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 ​​
​8:30 - 9:00 AM  ​Continental Breakfast 
9:00 - 9​:50​​ AM ​TRACK 1 - The Strategy and Implementation of Litigation Protecting and Defending Trade-Dress and Trademark Related Designs 
Maxim Waldbaum, Maxim IP, New York, NY (Bio, Paper, Slides)

TRACK 2 - Design Patent Litigation at the District Courts, including Pre-Filing Considerations   

Robert Katz, Banner & Witcoff, Washington, DC (Bio, Paper, Slides​)

 

​10:00 - 10:50 AM  ​TRACK 1 - Litigation Trade Dress Properties before the TTAB 
Jonathan Hudis, Quarles & Brady, LLP, Washington, DC  (Bio, Paper, Slides)

TRACK 2 - Validity Challenges to Design Patents 
Elizabeth Ferrill, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, LLP, Washington, DC  (Bio, Paper, Slides)
10:50 - 11:00 AM ​ ​Break 
​11:10  - 11:50 AM  

​TRACK 1 -  ​Before You File Your Copyright Suit Initial Considerations in Potential Copyright Litigation 
 Janet Fries, Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP, Washington, DC ​ (Bio, Outline, Handout1, Handout2, Slides)

 

TRACK 2 - International Industrial Design Protection (Paper, Slides)
Stuart Irvine, FPA Patent Attorneys, Sydney, Australia​ (Bio)
Daneta Crump, FPA Patent Attorneys, Sydney, Australia​ ​(Bio)

 

​12:00 - 1:30 PM  ​Lunch 
​1:30 - 2:20 PM ​TRACK 1 - International Trade Dress Protection 
Dr. Henning Hartwig, Bardehle Pagenberg, Munich,  Germany (Bio, Paper, Slides)

 

TRAK 2 - Functionality in Copyright, Trade Dress and Design Patents 
Christopher V. Carani, McAndrews Held & Malloy, Ltd. Chicago, IL (Bio, Paper, Slides)

 

​2:30 - 3:20 PM  ​TRACK 1 - A The Protection of Non-Traditional Marks
Ken Germain, Wood Herron & Evans, Cincinnati, OH (Bio, Paper, Slides)

 

TRACK 2 - International Copyright 
Ariel Dubinsky, Ariel Dubinsky - Law Office, Tel Aviv, Israel (Bio, Paper, Slides)

 

​3:20 - 3:40 PM  ​Break 
3:40 - 4:40 PM  ​BREAKOUT SESSIONS

SESSION 1 - MEDICAL DEVICES -
David Postolski, Gearhart Law, LLC, Summit, NJ     (Bio, Paper, Slides)

SESSION 2 - ARCHITECTURE AND RETAIL SPACE
Dan Gajewski, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox, PLLC, Washington, DC (Bio, Paper, Slides)

SESSION 3 - DESIGN PROTECTION FOR VIRTUAL REALITY AND THE RELATED ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY, VIDEO GAMES, 3D IMAGING 
Matthew D. Asbell, Ladas & Parry, LLP, New York, NY (Bio, Paper)


 
 
 
 
 
 



 
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