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Michael Stewart Serves as Panel Member at USPTO 2017 “Design Day”

On April 25, 2017, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) held its annual Design Day, highlighting “What’s Next” as a theme and hosting a session in its Midwest Regional Office in Detroit, Michigan. The topic of Design Day included lively and thought-provoking discussion about all aspects of design patents, from conception through enforcement. Fishman Stewart Partner Michael Stewart participated in a live panel discussion with Kelly K. Burris of Burris Law, PLLC and Vincenzo Iavicoli, Chair & Professor of Product Design at College for Creative Studies.  The panel discussed the evolution of a product design, the basic forms of intellectual property for protecting product designs, and the formal requirements for design patent application drawings at the USPTO.