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Design Patents and Defining the Article of Manufacture – One Year Later

In December 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark decision on design patent litigation in Samsung Electronics Co. v. Apple. But the Court did not stipulate how to determine the relevant “article of manufacture” to which the protected design is applied. Just over one year later, many questions posed by the Supreme Court’s ruling remain unanswered.

You’re invited to join Engine for a discussion of developments in design patent law since the Supreme Court’s decision. We’ll consider proposed tests for determining the article of manufacture, the impacts a test would have on businesses, innovation, and the technology sector at large, as well as other recent developments in intellectual property protections and the policies which uphold them.

Moderated by Julie Samuels, President of the Board at Engine, Executive Director at Tech:NYC.

The panel will also feature:

  • Charles Duan, Senior Fellow and Associate Director of Tech & Innovation Policy, the R Street Institute
  • G. Nagesh Rao, 2016 USA Eisenhower Fellow and former Patent Examiner & Senior Policy Advisor at the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Matthew Levy, former Patent Counsel at the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA)

Breakfast will be provided.

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