Thursday, April 5, 2018

April 25, 2018 -- 12th Annual USPTO Design Day at the Texas Regional Office

Join the Texas Regional Office (TXRO) of the USPTO to spend the day with USPTO Design Examiners, Managers, Design Patent Practitioners and Industrial Designers from across the country on April 25, 2018.

There is no fee to attend; however, we ask that you register by April 6, 2018 at 6pm.

Topics included:
  • Update from the Director of Technology Center 2900
  • USPTO Developments including updates on Hague, ID5, and Design Law Treaty initiatives
  • Report from Japan Patent Office on its Study of Industrial Design Competitiveness and Design
  • Return of the popular Patent Prosecution Best Practices Panel where experienced practitioners and USPTO examiners discuss recent examination and prosecution trends
  • Presentations from major corporations on strategic protection and enforcement of designs, including Microsoft Corporation, Sugarfina, Inc., and more!
  • Panel discussion about the challenges of enforcement of design rights on the Internet
  • Case law summaries on important design patent decisions over the past year, from the Federal Circuit, district court, and PTAB
No CLE credit is offered for this event.
8:00 am -- 4:00 pm CT: Meeting Webcast begins
11:00 am -- 12:15 pm CT: Lunch (BYOB or offsite; meals will not be provided by the TXRO) The Texas Regional Office will not be serving continental breakfast. 

Tours of the regional office will be provided.

To register for this event, please go to: