Rethinking the Design Patent Bar with Sarah Burstein
  • 12 pm - 1 pm EST
  • Virtual
  • Join ChIPs New York for a timely conversation with internationally-recognized design patent expert Sarah Burstein on expanding the design patent bar. USPTO is asking for public input on how to achieve this goal, recognizing that current requirements for design patent practitioners may be excluding qualified people. As Professor Burstein shared in a recent article, “It seems like we’ve got this exclusionary rule that not only is not tailored to the apparent problem at hand, but it is excluding the people who actually have the most relevant knowledge.” Laura Sheridan, a chair of the ChIPs New York Chapter, will engage Professor Burstein in a conversation to get her thoughts and recommendations on this important issue. The discussion will also cover some of the big issues in design patent law today, about which Professor Burstein has written extensively. This event gives ChIPs members a unique opportunity to engage at the intersection of patent law, design and diversity.

    Tuesday, January 10, 2023 12:00-1:00 PM EST

    Virtual Open to all ChIPs members and supporters


    Sarah Burstein is a law professor at the Suffolk Law School in Boston. Professor Burstein’s research focuses on the intersection between art, design and intellectual property law, and she is an internationally-recognized expert in design patent law. Prior to becoming a law professor, Professor Burstein worked as an intellectual property litigation associate in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert W. Pratt in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa.