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approval of draft comments for Hague approval of draft comments for Hague  This survey seeks the opinion of the Industrial Design committee on the proposed comments to be submitted to the USPTO on the draft rule for Hague implementation   20 4 years ago
approval of draft comments for Written Description RFC approval of draft comments for Written Description RFC  this survey seek the approval of the committee on the draft comments provided to the Board for submission to the USPTO  1 4 years ago
draft to be submitted to the Board on USPTO Written Description request for comments draft to be submitted to the Board on USPTO Written Description request for comments  This survey is to obtain comments on and data for written comments AIPLA to submit on the USPTO's request for comment on the written description of design patents standard  5 4 years ago
Input on Proposed AIPLA Comments to SIPOGuidelines Input on Proposed AIPLA Comments to SIPOGuidelines  Would you please complete this short survey to provide input to AIPLA on its short-notice request for comment on proposed SIPO Examination Guidelines? 



Your responses are anonymous. 



For text responses, you have 20 lines of enhanced rich text (Rich text with pictures, tables, and hyperlinks.)  If you would like to provide any additional or other input, please email same to Garfield Goodrum and Margaret Polson.



Thanks for your input!!



Following is our 3/7/13 initial response to the request:



The Industrial Designs Committee has not come to a consensus on the draft AIPLA Comments to the SIPO Examination Guidelines.  The Committee is concerned that AIPLA comments to SIPO on design patents without the Committee’s meaningful input would not aid SIPO and could misrepresent the actual views of AIPLA members.  As of today, we have polled the Committee re the Guidelines, but have not yet received a full response.  Those responding, including current and former chairs and vice-chairs, specifically note that examination versus registration is a complicated question, which we don’t think has been fully addressed before, and that there are advantages and disadvantages.  On the one hand, examination systems are very expensive for claimants and create differences in scope from varying national standards for obviousness, a fraught analysis for designs.  On the other hand, while inexpensive, registration systems can be fraught as well, e.g., where a lot gets registered that’s clearly invalid.  Mixed systems, like Australia, were specifically mentioned as desirable, where it’s registration, but to enforce, the claimant must request exam, which can be done at any time during the life of the patent.  The Industrial Designs Committee has not directly considered these complicated questions before, and so making quick comment on the SIPO Guidelines is very difficult. 
22 3 years ago
Pre-grant publication of US design applications Pre-grant publication of US design applications    34 3 years ago
Resolution – Enforcement of Design Patents by the United States Customs and Border Protection Agency (Amending Provisions Of 35 U.S.C. § 289, 19 U.S.C. § 1595a and 19 C.F.R. § 133) Resolution – Enforcement of Design Patents by the United States Customs and Border Protection Agency (Amending Provisions Of 35 U.S.C. § 289, 19 U.S.C. § 1595a and 19 C.F.R. § 133)  This “survey” constitutes the Committee’s official vote on the above-identified resolution.  ONLY ACTIVE VOTING MEMBERS MAY VOTE.  VOTES BY OTHERS WILL NOT BE COUNTED.  37 4 years ago
Resolution – Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act (H.R. 2511) Resolution – Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act (H.R. 2511)  This "survey" constitutes the Committee's official vote on HR 2511.  ONLY ACTIVE VOTING MEMBERS MAY VOTE.  VOTES BY OTHERS WILL NOT BE COUNTED.  Please add brief comments, if desired, or email longer comments to jason.somma@gmail.com 39 4 years ago
Should AIPLA file an amicus brief in In re Owens? Should AIPLA file an amicus brief in In re Owens?  Should AIPLA file an amicus brief in In re Owens?  10 4 years ago
Singapore survey draft answer Singapore survey draft answer    7 3 years ago