Friday, March 6, 2009

Design Day 2009 to be Held at the USPTO Conference and Open House Set


The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will host its
third annual Design Day at the agency?s headquarters in Alexandria,
Virginia next month. The event will be co-sponsored by the American
Intellectual Property Law Association, the Intellectual Property
Owners Association and the American Bar Association Section of
Intellectual Property Law. Design Day is being organized by Technology
Center 2900 and is open to design patent practioners and USPTO

This program will begin at 9:00 a.m. and will provide an opportunity
for design managers, examiners, independent inventors and the design
patent bar to exchange ideas and to educate each other on important
topics affecting design patent practice. Program topics will include:

Adequately Disclosing Multiple Embodiments
Application Processing: Allowance to Issue
A presentation and discussion of the recent CAFC en banc decision in
Egyptian Goddess v. Swisa, Inc.
A keynote address by Hon. Randall R. Rader, United States Court of
Appeals for the Federal Circuit on the future of design patent law.

For more information go to WWW.GAPATENTS.COM or WWW.GOOGLE.COM.

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