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Leveraging Design Patents to Protect Graphical User Interfaces

November 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST

This CLE webinar will provide guidance to patent counsel on protecting graphical user interfaces (GUIs) in the U.S. and around the world. The panel will examine the advantages and disadvantages of design patent protection and offer best practices for leveraging design patents to protect GUIs.

Description
As products increasingly interface directly with users, the use of GUIs—the icons and visual indicators used to control electronic devices, phones, ATMs, computers and other technology—is now ubiquitous.

Using and protecting the “look and feel” of GUIs are a key representation of companies and their brands (remember the smartphone wars?). Companies and their counsel can turn to design patent protection to safeguard GUIs from being copied or imitated.

GUI patents/registrations continue worldwide growth as more countries recognize them. Counsel must assure protection of design rights extends globally. Counsel must know which countries offer GUI protections and how to take advantage of available protections.

Listen as our authoritative panel of patent attorneys discusses the advantages and disadvantages of using design patents to protect GUIs and why design patents should be used for GUIs. The panel will also review design patent protection for GUIs around the world and offer approaches for getting design patent protection for GUIs.

For more information or to register please visit: https://www.straffordpub.com/products/leveraging-design-patents-to-protect-graphical-user-interfaces-2017-11-30

Speakers

Tracy-Gene Durkin

Partner, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

Robert Katz

Attorney, Banner & Witcoff