Design patents protect the ornamental appearance of a product. Historically glossed over as providing little value and limited scope of protection, recent changes in the law are allowing for design patents to play an important role in a company’s IP portfolio. Although design patents can be a powerful tool in addition to or in place of utility patent protection, there are a number of issues that applicants should consider to maximize the value of their filings.
With the US Supreme Court set this year to review design patent law for the first time since the 1800’s, please join us over breakfast and a cup of coffee for this timely presentation on design patent protection.
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