2021 Events

BCLT/BTLJ Design Patents Symposium: Navigating and Rectifying the Design Patent Muddle

February 19, 2021 


This Symposium explored the history of design patent protection and the evolution of the key ornamentality/non-functionality doctrine. The lead paper, Design Patent Law’s Identity Crisis authored by Professor Peter Menell and Ella Corren, framed the Symposium. Panels comprised of academic and practitioner commentators discussed the past, present, and future of design protection.

3.75 total hours of CLE credit offered.

3rd Berkeley-Tsinghua Conference on Transnational IP Litigation

January 21 – 29, 2021 


Full series (4 sessions): $250.00
Single day: $75.00
Asia IP sponsors, academics, non-profit, government and students: complimentary

A distinguished group of judges, officials, practitioners and academics from the United States and China discussed issues such as SEP’s, trade secrets, patent linkage for pharmaceuticals, on-line enforcement, and trans-border legal ethics. 

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