Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

AIPLA CLE Webinar: US and EU Design Law – A Growing Divide

April 20, 2022 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

Credits

1.5 CLE Credits Available

Registration

Fee: No Fee to attend for AIPLA members. There is a fee for CLE processing.

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This event is free to AIPLA members who are not requesting CLE. Standard webinar pricing applies to those requesting CLE. To select the free (no CLE) option, choose the "Registrant_No_CLE" registrant type on the registration page.

Recent Federal Circuit decisions in Curver Luxembourg, SARL v. Home Expressions Inc., 938 F.3d 1334 (Fed. Cir. 2019) and In re SurgiSil, L.L.P., 14 F.4th 1380 (Fed. Cir. 2021)usher in fundamental change to U.S. design patent law whereby the scope of a design patent is now limited to the article(s) of manufacture identified in the title and/or claim of a design patent. Constricting design patents in this way puts the US design law at odds with European design law where the scope of protection afforded design rights is “not limited to the product in which the contested design is intended to be incorporated or applied” (European Court of Justice, Joined Cases C-361/15 P and C-405/15 P,Easy Sanitary v EUIPO/Group Nivelles, ECLI:EU:C:2017:720).

 

The emergence of this divide provides a welcome opportunity to conduct a comparative analysis of U.S. and E.U design law, with focus on the scope and role of prior art when determining issues of infringement, claim construction/scope of protection, anticipation, and obviousness/individual character.

 

Two well-known experts in the field of design law, Christopher V. Carani (US) and Henning Hartwig (DE-EU), will lead the discussion providing insights and practice tips along the way.

 


Presented by: Christopher Carani of McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd. and Henning Hartwig of Bardehle Pagenberg

 

 

This event is free to AIPLA members who are not requesting CLE. Standard webinar pricing applies to those requesting CLE. CLE is included for our All Access Pass holders and Corporate Subscribers.

Pricing below only applies to those requesting CLE

site pricing covid

In response to Covid-19, AIPLA has put in-place a new process for Multiple Attendee Site registrations that allows each site registrant to participate in the webinar independently.


Special rate for AIPLA SOLO PRACTICE/SMALL FIRM MEMBERS:  $65
Special rate for AIPLA STUDENT MEMBERS:  $10


Registration includes:

  • For multiple-attendee sites, each registered participant will receive individual logins due to Covid-19 social distancing requirements.
  • CLE certification/processing for applicable states.  Reference CLE Information below for complete details.  
  • Webinar materials, including complete CLE processing information, accessible 24-48 hours before webinar date.

Cancellation Policy:

To get full refund, registrant must request refund five (5) days prior to live event. If less than five (5) days, registrant is transferred to product. 

System requirements: 

Webinar access is compatible with any Windows 7 or later computer, Android OS devices, or Apple/iOS devices.  Check system compatibility here.

Accessibility for hearing impaired:

AIPLA’s webinars are available and accessible to individuals who are hearing impaired. If anyone at your location would like to know more about accommodations, please contact cle@aipla.org. We ask that you let us know at least 7 business days out from the webinar, to ensure that we can identify and deploy the solution that best fits our registrants needs.

CLE INFORMATION 

AIPLA is a pre-approved CLE provider with the following states:

  • Alaska
  • California
  • New Hampshire
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Vermont

AIPLA has applied for CLE accreditation in the following states: 

  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Minnesota
  • Ohio
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Washington
 
For information on CLE accreditation in all other states, please contact our CLE Department at cle@aipla.org.  CLE credit may be available, but will require additional time for approval and COA delivery.


CLE Restrictions: 

ATTENTION attorneys in Louisiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Utah

These states mandate attorneys can only view a webinar independently at their own computer to receive CLE credit.  Multiple attendees prohibited.

ATTENTION attorneys in Arizona

Arizona does not certify courses or providers. Arizona lawyers are required to independently review AZ's regulations and make their own determination that it qualifies for credit towards their MCLE requirements. MCLE Regulation 104(A) identifies the standards to apply.  AIPLA will email an attendance affidavit to registrants requesting AZ CLE credit after the webinar.

ATTENTION attorneys in New Hampshire

New Hampshire attendees must self-determine whether a program is eligible for credit, and self-report their attendance according to NH Supreme Court Rule 53.  The New Hampshire Minimum Continuing Legal Education (NHMCLE) Board does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement.  AIPLA will email an attendance affidavit to registrants requesting NH CLE credit after the webinar.   

 Disclaimer:  AIPLA is a nonprofit national bar association.  The sole purpose of this CLE program is to provide educational and informational content.  AIPLA does not provide legal services or advice.  The opinions, views and other statements expressed by contributors to this CLE program are solely those of the contributors.  These opinions, views and statements of the contributors do not necessarily represent those of AIPLA and should not be construed as such.


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