Patent Design Strategy and the New Hague Agreement for Designs

(1336 Ratings)

Produced on: June 11, 2015

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 66 minutes
Difficulty Beginner

This seminar provides an overview of the strategies to develop patentable designs and protect them via design patents in the US and abroad. Philip Braginsky and Amy Goldsmith, Co-Chairs of the Intellectual Property Practice at Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP, also discuss the recent accession of the US to the Hague Agreement for Designs and the ins and outs of design patent litigation. 


Learning Objectives: 

I.       Provide an understanding of the steps in the design patenting process, from development to prosecution 

II.      Analyze functionality and non-functionality 

III.     Use designs as differentiators in the marketplace 

IV.     Compare and contrast design patents and trade dress 

V.      Explain the Hague Agreement for Designs 

VI.     Discuss recent case law


Amy Goldsmith

Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP

Successful, profitable businesses share certain characteristics: immediately recognizable brands, desirable products or services, and a strategic plan which minimizes legal risks. As co-chair of the Intellectual Property Group at Tarter Krinsky & Drogin, Amy B. Goldsmith partners with clients to provide practical legal advice and connections to grow their businesses. A strategic advisor, she guides clients in all stages of their development from idea conception and protection, to funding, manufacturing and enforcement.

She will advise you whether your trademark is available in the United States and globally, if patents should be a part of your strategy, and if your design team’s new product shares too many features of the competition’s copyrighted bestseller. She will design contracts that make sense. Amy will also guide you through the clearance process, whether the subject matter is books, movies or live action. If a dispute is on the horizon, she will be by your side until a fair resolution is reached.

Amy protects the global interests of national and international clients in a wide variety of industries, including fashion, cosmetics, pet products, publishing, medical devices, exercise equipment, web-based business applications and telecommunications platforms, and consumer and designer goods.

She is a Vice President of the New York Women's Bar Association. She is also a member of the American Bar Association and the International Trademark Association (INTA) and is on the Board of Directors of Savvy Ladies, a non-profit whose mission is to educate women to be financially savvy. Amy also was a speaker at and served on the Advisory Board for TedxTimesSquare.

Before joining Tarter Krinsky & Drogin, Amy was a partner at Gottlieb, Rackman & Reisman, P.C.

Philip Braginsky

Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP

Philip Braginsky is Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property Group at Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP. He provides clients with value creation services through intellectual property counseling, litigation and patent and trademark procurement in the life sciences, tech and financial industries.


A friend and strategic business advisor to academic and business leaders, Philip has assisted in and been responsible for the creation and success of numerous technologies and business ventures. He has founded several technology companies, sits on the boards of various for-profit and not-for-profit ventures, and is actively engaged in formulating intellectual asset strategies for many public and private companies.


Philip has been appointed an expert on intellectual property for the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), Working Group VI (Securities Interests).


Prior to joining Tarter Krinsky & Drogin, Philip was a Partner at Sills Cummis and Gross, Counsel at Scully Scott Murphy and Presser, and had previously established the intellectual property practice of a New York general practice firm.


Philip also founded and served as President/General Counsel of Flow Science, Inc., a technology transfer company, and co-founded and is presently a Director of the DD Venture Fund.


Barbara C.

Good presentation for non-patent experts.

Lizzy S.

Great presentation. Interesting even to lawyers outside of this field

Kristina G.

I liked her!

Betty B.

Very informative.

John L.

Amy was a very good speaker.

Vera W.

I don't practice in this area, but the presentation was very well done and interesting!

David J.

More of a beginner design patent level, than intermediate.

Mark R.

Great course!

Nathan R.

Excellent review of design parents

Tonya Y.

Interesting case law examples.

William D.

Informative program.

Michael B.

I've been practicing patent law for 10 years, and this was very informative. Really explored some areas that I hadn't considered before.

Lisa B.

Excellent course

Andrietta W.

Interesting information

James B.

Excellent presentation!!

Donna W.

Excellent and relevant presentation! The speakers were quite informative.

Steve L.


Amy B.

Interesting cell phone case - made the content very understandable with relevant information

Alan A.

While not my area of practice, I got an IP certificate with a focus on patents, and very much enjoyed this course, which was very well done, including a broad survey of the doctrines you typically find at issue in this litigation.

Joel E.


Bryan L.

Very interesting, timely, and thorough.

Gary D.

Another excellent lecture about as subject most of us know little about. This is a very interesting course and the presenter did a great job.

Suzanne K.

Although the program was well-presented, in-person or live programs with interaction among the presenters and other attorneys are more engaging.

julie f.

new area for me-interesting

Lawrence P.

Very informative!

Gbolahan E.


Kushal M.

it was great!

peggy g.

Case law discussion (especially Apple case) was excellent.


I liked the usage of current and recently decided cases... especially Apple and Samsung

John S.

Good Presentation.

Steven W.

Analysis of Apple v Samsung dispute was very much appreciated.

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