AGENDA

1:00 p.m. – 1:05 p.m.

WELCOME REMARKS

  • Tracy Durkin, Sterne Kessler (bio)
  • Rob Katz, Banner Witcoff (bio)


1:05 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.  

LIGHTNING ROUND I:

A Soup Can Dispenser’s Impact on Design Patent Obviousness

  • Alisa Abbott, Banner Witcoff (bio)


1:20 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

LIGHTNING ROUND II:

Update on Copyright Protection for 2D and 3D Designs

  • Ivy Estoesta, Sterne Kessler (bio)


1:35 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

LIGHTNING ROUND III:

Update on Trademark Protection for Designs

  • Katie Laatsch Fink, Banner Witcoff (bio)


1:50 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.

DISCUSSION:

Hot Topics in US Design Law and Practice

  • Tracy Durkin, Sterne Kessler (bio)
  • Rob Katz, Banner Witcoff (bio)


2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

  • Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and USPTO Director (bio)


2:30 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.

QUESTIONS FOR DIRECTOR IANCU


2:45 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.

LIGHTNING ROUND IV:

International Law and Practice Update

  • Daniel Gajewski, Sterne Kessler (bio)


2:55 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

CLOSING REMARKS

  • Tracy Durkin, Sterne Kessler (bio)
  • Rob Katz, Banner Witcoff (bio)


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