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2022 Design Rights Boot Camp - VIRTUAL
November 3 to 17, 2022
840 Minutes of CLE
We are pleased to present the 2022 Design Rights Boot Camp in a Virtual format in November 2022! The program will be presented online beginning November 3, 2022 and will run on the subsequent days, November 7 & 9, and November 14 & 17. The sessions will be presented live, but will be available to all registrants on demand, in case you miss any sessions.
Strengthen your design rights skills, including copyright, trade dress, and design patents with our virtual program.
The Design Rights Boot Camp is a first of its kind five-day comprehensive CLE program designed for both new and experienced IP practitioners who wish to learn about protecting and enforcing designs in all areas of IP, including design patents, copyright and trademark dress. The program has classes for both beginning practitioners and experienced practitioners that want to know more about the increasingly important area of design rights. The whole range of design rights practice will be covered, from prosecution to enforcement. International topics are also included, including the Hague agreement, trade dress internationally and copyright internationally.
Participants will have two sessions per day for the first three days. The final two days will be focused on breakout learning sessions in targeted practice areas, where we will work in small groups on a specific industry type to discuss in detail how to consider the multiple overlapping type of design rights for specific industries .
Special Discounted Pricing for Students ($35) and Government Members ($95)
November 3, 2022
12:00 Noon - 1:30 PM - Session One
- Introduction to Design Rights
- Building Your Design Rights Litigation and Validity Challenges
- Functionality in Copyright, Trade Dress and Design Patents
2:30 - 4:30 PM - Session Two
- Trade Dress 101 – Product and Packaging Trade Dress Basics
- Protecting Non Traditional Marks
- Preparing and Filing a Trade Dress Application
- Advanced US Trade Dress Protection: What Really Matters at the USPTO and Before the TTAB
November 7, 2022
12:00 Noon - 1:30 PM - Session Three
- Advanced Copyright, including Responding to Rejection and Digital Rights Management
- Copyright 101 – including Preparing and Filing a Copyright Application
- Copyright in Useful Articles in Europe
2:30 - 4:00 PM - Session Four
- Design Patents 101- including the Basics of Drafting and Filing a Design Patent Application
- Advanced Design Patent Prosecution including Responding to Objections and Rejections
- Design Law Informatics
November 9, 2022
9:00 - 11:00 AM - Session Five
- Design Rights in China
- Design Registration and Litigation in Europe
- Overview of the Hague System (Geneva Act)
- Advanced Hague and Priority Claims; Making Your US application Work in Many Other Countries
2:30 - 4:00 PM - Session Six
- Validity Challenges to Design Patents
- Challenging Separability in Copyright and Functionality in Trade Dress in Litigation
- Protecting Designs in the Virtual World
November 14, 2022
12:00 Noon - 2:00 PM - Session Seven
- Consumer Products
- Software and GUIs
November 17, 2022
12:00 Noon - 2:00 PM - Session Eight
- Textiles and Clothing
- Architecture and Retail Space
TOTAL MINUTES FOR AIPLA DESIGN RIGHTS BOOT CAMP: up to 840 MINUTES
Please consult your state's requirements/limits for online education. Maximum credit calculations:
840 minutes /60 = 14 maximum CLE credits
840 minutes /50 = 16.8 maximum CLE creditsPlease note each jurisdiction has different rounding calculations so actual credits may vary
Quarles & Brady | AssociateJoe Ambrose is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group. He focuses his practice on all aspects of domestic and international patent preparation and prosecution and assists clients with patentability analyses and infringement and invalidity assessments. Joe’s practice further includes preparing and prosecuting design patents.
Quarles & Brady, LLP | PartnerJames J. Aquilina is a member of the Intellectual Property practice group and has extensive practice experience in all aspects of U.S. intellectual property law.
McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd. | PartnerDunstan H. Barnes is a Partner at McAndrews and practices in all areas of intellectual property law with emphasis on protecting and analyzing design rights. In 2021, Dunstan was honored as a 40 Under Forty attorney in Illinois. Dunstan is the current Chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Design Rights Committee and Vice Chair of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Industrial Designs Committee. He has been an invited speaker at conferences including AIPPI World Congress, AIPLA Annual Meeting, ABA-IPL Spring Meeting, and USPTO Design Day.
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP | PartnerTed Davis is a partner in the Atlanta office of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, where he has practiced trademark, copyright, false advertising, and unfair competition law since 1990. He is a current member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association Board of Directors, a past chair of the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law, and a past member of the International Trademark Association’s Board of Directors. As a frequent amicus advocate, he has represented AIPLA, INTA, and the ABA in numerous briefs submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal courts.
Durkin, Tracy-Gene G.
Sterne Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, PLLC | DirectorTracy-Gene G. Durkin is the practice leader of Sterne Kessler’s Mechanical & Design Practice Group and a member of the Trademark & Brand Protection Practice. Tracy has a well-earned reputation for excellence in design patent law. Tracy was named one of the "Top Ten Legal Innovators in North America” by Financial Times in 2018, and she has been ranked by Chambers & Partners' as a "recognized practitioners" in the "IP Patent Prosecution, District of Columbia category," since 2017.
Leason Ellis | PartnerLauren Emerson co-chairs the Trademark and Copyright Practice Group at Leason Ellis where she helps clients establish and enforce intellectual property rights. Lauren counsels household names and new ventures alike across a diverse array of industries including consumer products, fashion, payment technology, energy, telecom, medical devices, retail, software, automotive, and food and beverage.
Ferrill, Elizabeth D.
Finnegan | PartnerElizabeth Ferrill is an “undisputed expert on design patents” who is “always updated and enlightening others with her deep knowledge,” “very involved in the design bar,” and “gives her clients an outstanding service” as noted in Intellectual Asset Management Patent 1000. She focuses her practice on all aspects of design patents, including prosecution, counseling, post-grant, and litigation.
Knobbe Martens | PartnerMichael Friedland is a partner at Knobbe Martens in Irvine, California and is the co-chair of its Litigation Practice Group. In three decades of practice, he has represented clients in hundreds of patent, trademark, trade secret, and copyright cases across the country. He previously served as the co-chair of the Firm’s Trademark and Brand Protection Litigation practice group and its Consumer Products Litigation practice group.
Garfield Goodrum has over 20 years’ experience in IP, working with internationally known brands and designs. Garfield has cleared and prosecuted registrations for hundreds of trademarks and copyright-protected works, and litigated numerous design, copyright and trademark infringement and inter partes matters. In 2009, Garfield won a $774,000 jury verdict for willful design copyright infringement in U.S. federal court. Garfield is chair of the Industrial Design Committee of AIPLA – the American Intellectual Property Law Association, a member of INTA – the International Trademark Association and the Copyright Society of the U.S.
USPTO Trademark Trial and Appeal Board | Administrative Trademark JudgeJonathan Hudis is an Administrative Trademark Judge with the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”). Prior to joining the USPTO, Judge Hudis was in private practice as a partner with the national law firms Quarles & Brady LLP and Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt LLP, respectively. He also served on the Trademark Public Advisory Council (“TPAC”) of the USPTO, on the Board of directors of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (“AIPLA”), and was member of the Council of the American Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Law Section (“ABA-IPL”).
Martin, Carolyn Wimbly
Lutzker & Lutzker LLP | Senior CounselCarolyn Martin is currently Senior Counsel at Lutzker & Lutzker, LLP in Washington, D.C. She has over 40 years’ experience as a lawyer, law school professor and executive focusing on intellectual property, communications and mergers and acquisitions law, as well as venture capital. She has proven results working with corporate and nonprofit clients to develop strategies, business ventures and market-driven product introductions.
FisherBroyles, LLP | PartnerCraig’s practice primarily focuses on preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the mechanical, software, electrical, electro-mechanical, and civil areas of technology. His practice also includes advising clients on various intellectual property protection strategies; drafting and prosecuting design patent applications; protecting foreign intellectual property rights; drafting patentability, freedom to operate, and invalidity opinions; analyzing domestic and foreign patent rights; performing and supervising patent-related searches; preparing and prosecuting trademark and copyright applications; and drafting technology-related agreements.
Saidman DesignLaw Group, LLC | PrincipalGeorge D. Raynal is the Principal of Saidman Design Law Group, where his practice covers all aspects of US and international design law, focusing on design patent, copyright and trademark prosecution, registration and enforcement. George and his practice group help individual designers, start-ups and major domestic and foreign companies, such as electronics, consumer product and heavy equipment manufacturers, obtain robust design protection and enforce their rights against infringement. George manages large design patent portfolios and coordinates the US and global filing for some of the foremost design-driven companies.
Saidman, Perry J.
Saidman DesignLaw Group, LLCPerry J. Saidman is a recognized pioneer in design law. He has more than 40 years of experience providing strategic advice and design protection and enforcement strategies for large, mid-sized and startup companies, both nationally and internationally.
Pryor Cashman LLP | Chair, Patent GroupJeffrey L. Snow is the Chair of Pryor Cashman’s Patent Group and serves as a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property and Litigation Groups. Jeffrey combines deep intellectual property prosecution and counseling knowledge with significant commercial litigation experience to provide end-to-end service for a wide range of clients. He is an experienced litigator who has served as lead counsel in numerous proceedings before federal courts and administrative tribunals.
Banner Witcoff | AttorneyRichard Stockton is a principal shareholder at Banner Witcoff in Chicago. He received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and a law degree cum laude from the University of Illinois, where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Law, Technology & Policy.
IP and Transactions Clinic at Franklin Pierce Center for IP | Clinical ProfessorEd Timberlake currently teaches Trademark Searching in the Hybrid JD program at UNH Law and is a clinical professor and interim director of the Intellectual Property and Transactions Clinic at the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property.
Pinsent Mason | PartnerFlorian heads Pinsent Masons' trade mark and brand protection team based in our London office, with extensive experience in domestic and international filing, prosecution and portfolio management. This includes worldwide trade mark and design clearance, filing and prosecution, contentious registry proceedings including opposition, invalidity and revocation actions in the UK, EU, Germany and throughout the world, brand exploitation and commercialisation and advice on infringement matters as part of the broader IP team.
von Muhlendahl, Alexander
Bardehle Pagenberg | ProfessorThe practice of Professor Alexander von Mühlendahl, Dr. iur., J.D., LL.M. (Northwestern) includes providing advice and conducting litigation in the areas of German, European and international trademark, design and unfair competition law.
Counsel | Robinson & Cole LLPDavid W. Leibovitch focuses his practice on the prosecution of utility and design patent applications, freedom-to-operate and invalidity opinions, post-grant proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and District Court patent litigation. David assists Fortune 500 companies, medium-sized enterprises, small businesses and micro-entities with a range of patent matters. He also conducts intellectual property due diligence investigations to assist with mergers and acquisitions.
Banner Witcoff | ShareholderRob Katz is a shareholder at Banner Witcoff. Both nationally and internationally, Rob is considered one of the premier practitioners in the field of industrial designs, leading the way in the procurement and enforcement of design patents. On behalf of the firm’s clients, he has helped procure more than 9,000 design patents in the U.S. and more than 25,000 design patents/registrations outside the U.S., and has helped to successfully enforce over 100 design patents. Leaders from foreign design patent offices have consulted with him regarding industrial design policies, and he has served as an expert in design patent litigations. Rob holds leadership positions in several professional organizations including ABA, FICPI and INTA and proudly served as chair of the AIPLA Industrial Designs Section
AIPLA Files Amicus Brief in Jack Daniel’s Properties Inc. v. VIP Products LLC
January 20, 2023Arlington, VA. January 18, 2023 - The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) filed an amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court in Jack Daniel’s Properties Inc. v. VIP Products LLC (No. 22-148) supporting reversal and remand of the Ninth Circuit’s decision below. The case involves VIP’s “humorous” use of trademarks and trade dress owned by Jack Daniel’s in connection with a dog toy product.
AIPLA Advocacy and the USPTO Delaying Fee for Patent Applications Not Filed in DOCX Format
January 9, 2023AIPLA is pleased to report that based, in part, on its continued leadership in intellectual property advocacy, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has again delayed implementation of fees on patent applicants who do not file applications in a specific electronic filing format. The USPTO is delaying the effective date of this fee until April 3, 2023.
AIPLA Files Brief in Support of None of the Parties in Abitron Austria GmbH v. Hetronic International, Inc.
January 1, 2023Arlington, VA. January 1, 2023 - The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) filed a merits-stage amicus curiae brief in the U.S. Supreme Court case of Abitron Austria GmbH et al. v. Hetronic Int’l Inc., Case. No. 21-1043.
AIPLA Comments on the Draft Amendment of the Anti-Unfair Competition Law of the People's Republic of China
December 22, 2022Arlington, VA. December 22, 2022 - The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) submitted comments to China’s State Administration of Market Regulation on the Draft Amendment of the Anti-Unfair Competition Law of the People's Republic of China.
AIPLA Comments on the Draft Revised Chinese Patent Examination Guidelines
December 19, 2022Arlington, VA. December 19, 2022 - The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) submitted comments to the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) on the Draft Revised Chinese Patent Examination Guidelines.