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The New Frontier: Design Patent Protection in the United States
Viewed by some as a way to mark a product as “patented” or “patent pending,” proper obtained properly can be extremely valuable. Design patents can protect unique artistic designs, industrial design efforts, brand identifiers, and even color.

Join us for a discussion on trends and practical tips related to acquiring and enforcing design patents as part of an overall IP protection strategy. Topics will include:

• Drafting design patents with scope and international considerations
• Evaluating the scope provided for pioneering designs
• Addressing judicially-created functionality doctrine
• Protecting for use of colors in designs
• Using design patents and its relation to trademark rights
• Employing effective design patent enforcement strategies

Oct 17, 2019 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Marc Lorelli
Co-Chair Litigation @Brooks Kushman
Marc is the Co-Chair of Brooks Kushman's intellectual property litigation practice. Throughout his career, Marc has successfully tried patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright cases in Federal Courts nationwide. Marc has extensive litigation experience as well as experience with Post-Grant Proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Prior to joining Brooks Kushman, Marc was a patent agent at an automotive corporation, and his work experience in both mechanical and chemical engineering allows him to handle cases involving many different technologies.
David Randall
Patent Litigation & Post-Grant Proceedings @Brooks Kushman
David is a registered patent attorney with over 25 years of experience. He has represented clients in a variety of intellectual property matters, including patent, trademark and trade secret litigation throughout the United States, as well as multijurisdictional matters. His practice focuses on representing clients in the consumer products, medical device, aerospace and electronics industry. Specifically, he has counseled clients in the development and management of worldwide intellectual property portfolios and prosecuted hundreds of patents not only in the United States, but throughout Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America.