International Design Patent Protection: Developing a Global IP Strategy
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will guide patent counsel on protecting design patents in the global marketplace. The panel will discuss the critical differences between the patent laws in the U.S. and other jurisdictions and will offer best practices for U.S. companies and counsel to develop a global intellectual property (IP) strategy.
- Protecting designs in the global marketplace
- Determining whether and when to seek protection
- Determining where a design can and should be protected
- Timing for filing for protection
- Limitations on design rights
- Compare/contrast U.S. design patent law with other jurisdictions and efforts being made to harmonize processes and procedures
- Hague Agreement
- Global enforcement of design rights
- Practical guidance for establishing a global design strategy
The panel will review these and other high priority issues:
- What are the considerations for patent counsel drafting U.S. applications when global patent protection is anticipated or desired?
- What are the significant differences between the U.S. and other jurisdictions' approaches to design patent applications?
- What steps should counsel take when drafting U.S. design patent applications to maximize protection around the world?
Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
Ms. Durkin heads the firm’s Mechanical and Design Patent Group. With nearly 30 years of experience obtaining... | Read More
Ms. Durkin heads the firm’s Mechanical and Design Patent Group. With nearly 30 years of experience obtaining and enforcing IP rights, she has a deep understanding of utility and design patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Ms. Durkin has been an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University Law School and has spoken internationally on topics such as the interplay between design patents and trade dress, and protection of user interface and the user experience. She is currently a Vice Chair of the Industrial Designs Committee of IP Section of the ABA.Close
David R. Gerk
Patent Attorney, Office of Policy and International Affairs
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Mr. Gerk advises the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and... | Read More
Mr. Gerk advises the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on domestic and international IP issues as well as on United States treaty obligations and helps to formulate U.S. domestic and international policy regarding protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights. Prior to joining the USPTO, he was a shareholder in Banner & Witcoff's Washington, D.C., office where he practiced IP law. He oversaw the efforts of the USPTO regarding design protection and the accession to the Hague Agreement.Close
Sandra K. Nowak
Assistant Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
3M Innovative Properties Company
Ms. Nowak counsels 3M’s Consumer Business Group which makes and sells iconic consumer products sold under some of... | Read More
Ms. Nowak counsels 3M’s Consumer Business Group which makes and sells iconic consumer products sold under some of the world’s best-known brands, including Post-it®, Scotch®, and Command™. Since joining 3M in 2005, she has held positions of increasing responsibility within the 3M Legal Affairs Department. In her various roles, she has worked on various patent, trademark, domain name, and trade secret litigation matters; negotiated numerous global IP agreements; and has filed and/or prosecuted over a hundred patent applications. Prior to law school, she performed chemical research for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.Close