James Juo, a partner at Fulwider Patton LLP, will be speaking at the Design Patents in the Modern World conference, hosted on the campus of Stanford Law School, on April 5, 2013. This major conference is co-sponsored by the Stanford Program in Law, Science, & Technology, Samsung Electronics, Nike, and Google. Mr. Juo will join leading attorneys, scholars and in-house counsel from companies such as Nike and Google who will discuss the rising importance of design patents as a result of recent changes in the law and from high-profile cases like Apple v. Samsung. The conference will also explore both the practical and policy ramifications of these developments.
On April 5, from 9:00 am-10:30 pm, Mr. Juo will participate in the panel entitled, "Design Patent Prosecution" which will discuss empirical data on patent prosecution times/allowance rates, implementation of the new Hague treaty allowing multiple designs in a single application and how it affects business incentives and patent prosecution both in the US and abroad, use of the fast track system, and how serious an examination to designs actually receive. Other speakers on the panel include Brian Hanlon from the USPTO, Alan Datri from WIPO, Katie Maksym from Nike, and Dennis Crouch from the University of Missouri and founder of the Patently-O blog.
For additional program information, including the conference schedule, speakers and how to register, please visit here.