Wearable Technology: Protecting IP Rights and Minimizing Infringement Risks

Leveraging Utility Patents, Design Patents, Trademarks and Trade Dress to Safeguard IP

Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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This CLE webinar will provide guidance to IP counsel on ways to leverage IP protection to safeguard rights in wearable technology. The panel will provide their perspectives on best practices for protecting wearables with IP rights.


Wearable technology covers a wide range of products to track medical issues, personal activity, sports data, GPS to keep up with teens, children and pets, and more. Counsel can provide guidance on identifying and minimizing infringement of wearable technology to clients and companies launching and selling these products.

Listen as our authoritative panel examines how companies and counsel can leverage utility patents, design patents, trademarks, trade dress, and trade secrets to protect wearable technology. The panel will discuss the many factors counsel should consider before filing patent and trademark applications, and before products are launched, including clearance searches.



  1. Patents for wearable technology
    1. Utility patents
    2. Design patents
    3. Clearance searches
    4. Recent litigation
  2. Trademarks and trade dress for wearable technology
    1. Traditional marks
    2. Non-traditional marks
    3. Trade dress
    4. Clearance searches
    5. Recent litigation
  3. Best practices for protecting wearable technologies and minimize infringement risks


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • How do patents and trademarks offer a good avenue for IP protection for wearables?
  • What are the key considerations for counsel in determining the scope and possible applications for the technology?
  • What steps should IP counsel take to leverage IP to protect wearables and to minimize infringement risks?


Augustyn, John
John M. Augustyn

Leydig Voit & Mayer

Mr. Augustyn is currently active in all facets of patent litigation, client counseling, and prosecution, particularly...  |  Read More

Rod S. Berman
Rod S. Berman

Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell

Mr. Berman is Chairperson of the firm's Intellectual Property Law Group. He focuses on patent, trademark, trade...  |  Read More

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