2016 All Hands Meeting
November 17 Session
Advanced IP Track Agenda
Design Patents: Modern Uses for a Classic Form of Intellectual Property
The first design patent issued for a typeface in 1842. Today, innovative design owners use them to protect everything from hip implants and truck bumpers to food stuffs and user interfaces. For a variety of businesses, design patents are vital IP tools for fighting knock-offs, protecting high-value replacement parts, or creating distance between your company’s “look and feel” and your competitor’s. And this year, the Supreme Court will consider design patent law for the first time in more than a century in the Apple v. Samsung case. How can your company protect your product designs? When is a design patent the right choice? How would design patents fit into your overall IP portfolio? If you already have a design patent portfolio, how may Apple v. Samsung affect that portfolio? Join us for an overview of design patents as well as discussion of these important emerging areas.
Baker Botts L.L.P.
Latham & Watkins LLP
Willful Infringement, Enhanced Damages & Recovery of Attorney Fees in Patent Litigation
Robert Kramer/Hon. Faith Hochberg/Dana Rao/Ron Antush
Dentons/Hochberg ADR LLC/Adobe Systems Inc./Nokia
Richard Hung & Bita Rahebi
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Please Note: Program details are subject to change without notice