WHEN: Thursday, March 4, 2021 ~ 11:00 AM EST
Usually where there is an increase in the number of new applications, litigation follows. However, after studying the landscaping of design lawsuits over the past decade, divergent trends were identified. First, design litigation has been skyrocketing in China throughout various industries. Second, design litigation has been constantly declining in both Europe and the United States, despite the fact that both centers for fashion and automotive design.
The dichotomy of design IP in China compared to Europe or the United States is striking. The litigation landscape data raises the question: what is the future of design in mature IP jurisdictions, such as Europe and the US, but also in new and emerging markets, such as China? Are design asset owners taking full benefit of their IP and how should their strategies improve?
On March 4, 2021, Gene Quinn, President, Founder & CEO of IPWatchdog, Inc, twice named on the Global Top 50 Most Influential People in IP, will discuss this shift in design IP rights and litigation. Gene will be joined by Niccolò Ferretti from Nunziante Magrone, Tracy-Gene Durkin from Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein, & Fox, and David Marques from Clarivate.
NICCOLÒ FERRETTI is specialized in Intellectual Property law, particularly in the fields of fashion, luxury, design and furniture, automotive, mechanical, electronics, life science, pharmaceutical and medical care. He assists and works with international companies, leading Italian companies and SMEs. Niccolò has worked for important national and international law firms and he is often involved by public and private entities in educational initiatives for professionals, undertakings and university students. He is member of the Design Committee of ECTA and involved in the SQAP program of the EUIPO concerning the design invalidation decisions. He has been Founding Partner of Nunziante Magrone since May 2016.
TRACY-GENE DURKIN is a Partner with Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, PLLC. Simply stated, she is widely regarded as the preeminent authority on design patents in the United States, and has been hailed by Intellectual Asset Management magazine as the “country’s leading authority on design patents”. She heads Stern Kessler's Mechanical and Design Patent Group and has been the attorney representing some of the world’s most iconic brands for year. With nearly thirty years of experience obtaining and enforcing intellectual property rights, Durkin is sought out by leading consumer product companies around the world for her deep understanding of utility and design patents, trademarks, and copyrights.
DAVID MARQUES is a legal analyst and coordinator of the patent case-law unit at Darts-ip, part of the Clarivate group. He is a patent attorney and a jurist, with academic knowledge in both law and biology, and is specialized in patent litigation information, trends and data. David leads a multicultural team of legal analysts that monitor litigation trends in dozens of countries worldwide. He also assists companies in obtaining crucial data from Darts-ip, for the purposes of litigation strategy, risk assessment and monitoring of competition. Recently, David has been involved in the preparation of data and intelligence for major reports on litigation by Non-Practicing Entities (NPEs) and also on litigation of Standard Essential Patents (SEPs).
GENE QUINN is a US Patent Attorney, the founder of IPWatchdog.com and a Top 300 IP Strategist. Gene writes about patent law, patent and innovation policy, proposed legislation, rulemaking, software patents and more. In 2014, Mr. Quinn was named one of the top 50 most influential people in IP by Managing IP Magazine. In 2017 and 2018, he was recognized by IAM Magazine as one of the top IP strategists in the world. Regarded as an expert on software patentability and U.S. patent procedure, Mr. Quinn regularly advises attorneys and clients on patent matters, litigation strategy and appeals.
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