Continuing Legal Education (CLE)
Free for Members: Design Patent Case Law Review: Federal Circuit, PTAB, and District Court
April 23, 2020 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Member-benefit exclusive! No CLE credit available.
Join for a fast-paced overview of the most important design patent decisions from the Federal Circuit, the PTAB, and the district courts from the past year. Hear from two prominent design patent IP thought leaders as they discuss the importance of these cases moving forward in 2020.
Presented by Tracy-Gene Durkin of Sterne Kessler PLLC; Christopher Carani of McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd; Alex Neuworth of Foley & Lardner LLP; Pauline Pelletier of Sterne Kessler. PLLC; and Michael Piery of Quarles & Brady LLP
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