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In the wake of the world-wide battle royale between consumer tech titans Apple and Samsung, design rights have continued to capture the attention of designers and companies the world over. In this session, well-known IP attorney Christopher V. Carani will present insights on how to protect and enforce rights in the appearance of products, product packaging and point of sale displays using designs patents and other related IP rights.  The discussion will include:

  • cutting edge prosecution strategies for procuring valuable and enforceable design patents for not only traditional industrial design, but also graphic user interfaces and icons
  • claim construction as applied to design patents
  • design patent infringement and available defenses, including anticipation, obviousness and “functionality”
  • remedies for design patent infringement in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Apple v. Samsung decision


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