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05/12: Design Rights - Beyond Design Patent

May 12, 2021 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM


Virtual - all times are eastern daylight time


90 Minutes

Design Rights - Beyond Getting a Design Patent

Moderator: Steven Shaw, Google, Mountain View, CA

  • Design Patent Litigation in the District Courts - Tracy-Gene Durkin, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox, Washington, DC
  • Protecting Designs Without Design Patents - James Aquilina, Quarles & Brady, LLP, Washington, DC
  • Copyright Harmonization in the EU – Cofemel Decision, What’s New and What to do - Jana Bogatz, D Young & Co., Munich, Germany


  • SHAW_PHOTO Shaw, Steven

    Google | Patent Counsel

    Stephen Shaw is a Patent Counsel at Google, previously having been the Director of Intellectual Property at Fitbit, where he led Fitbit’s global intellectual property strategy, patent portfolio planning and development, open-source, IP licensing, due diligence, and contractual issues. Prior to joining Fitbit/Google, Stephen was a senior associate at Hogan Lovells. He also served previously as a patent attorney for Adobe, an Open Source Patent Counsel for Qualcomm, and Head IP Counsel for Gracenote.
  • Aquilina Photo Aquilina, James

    Quarles & Brady, LLP | Of Counsel

    James 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.
  • Durkin, Tracy-Gene 200 Durkin, Tracy-Gene G.

    Sterne Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, PLLC | Director

    Tracy-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.
  • Jana-Bogatz-200 Bogatz, Jana

    D Young & Co | Partner

    Jana is a German lawyer based in the D Young & Co office in Munich and a former examiner at the European Trade Mark and Designs Office (EUIPO).