REGISTRATION NOW OPEN – 16th Annual USPTO Design Day on May 4, 2023

Registration for the 16th Annual USPTO Design Day 2023 has been made available and interested parties can register virtually or in person here.

The 16th annual Design Day will be held on May 4, 2023, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. ET, with options to attend either in-person at USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia or virtually. Participants will get insights from United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) design examiners and managers, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), design patent practitioners, and more.

Quarles’ design patent attorneys have spoken at previous Design Days and will once again be in attendance at this year’s event.

This year’s event features:

  • Welcome remarks from Karen Young, Director of Technology Center 2900.
  • An update on international policy developments from Courtney Stopp of the USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs.
  • Comments from Kathi Vidal, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO.
  • Information about patent, trademark, and copyright protection systems from Damian Porcari, Director, Midwest Regional USPTO Office.
  • Much more!

Design Day is co-sponsored by American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), and the USPTO.