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10/28 - PM Committee Ed Session 1 - Patent

October 28, 2022 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM


Potomac C, 1-3


60 CLE Minutes

Global Design Protection Developments - What is the Article of Manufacture? New Limits, New Opportunities

Moderator: Elizabeth Isaac, Dunlap Codding, PC, Oklahoma City, OK


USA - Elizabeth Kendall, Caterpillar,
Europe - Andrea Soldatini, Societa Italiana Brevetti, Firenze, Italy
China - Stephen Yang, IP March, Beijing,

Hosted by the Industrial Design and IP Practice in Europe Committees


  • Isaac, Elizabeth

    Dunlap Codding | Director & Shareholder

    Elizabeth Isaac is a Director, Shareholder, and Registered Patent Attorney at Dunlap Codding where she leads the firm’s Design Group. She helps innovators, entrepreneurs, artists, and businesses protect their inventions, brands, designs, and other creative works to leverage their intellectual property portfolios and enhance their business options. She counsels clients regarding a breadth of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and other proprietary rights—with an emphasis on creatively and strategically identifying holistic and dynamic ways enforce, defend, and improve the value of various technological and creative assets worldwide.
  • Soldatini, Andrea

    Societa Italiana Brevetti S.p.A. | Partner

    Andrea Soldatini is a Partner at Società Italiana Brevetti S.p.A.. and head of the patent/design department of the Florence Office. He has 25-years experience in patent filing and prosecution in Italy and abroad (in particular EP and PCT procedures), Design Registration procedures in Italy and abroad (in particular, Community Design Registrations and International Registrations under the Hague System).
  • Yang, Stephen

    IP March | Managing Partner

    Stephen Yang is a Chinese patent attorney and managing partner of IP March. His practice covers patent drafting, prosecution, invalidation, opinion and litigation in mechanics, electronics, energy and high-tech areas. His IP career began in 1997. In addition to practicing in IP firms in China, he once worked in-house in Canada. Stephen’s technical background is mechanical and industrial engineering. He received double Bachelor’s degrees from Tsinghua University in China and a Master’s degree from University of Toronto in Canada.