Washington, D.C. (February 17, 2023) – Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox has released a new publication, 2022 Design Patents Year in Review: Analysis and Trends. The report was edited by Director Tracy-Gene G. Durkin and authored by Directors Deirdre M. Wells, Daniel A. Gajewski, and Ivy Clarice Estoesta.

Following the successful release of the firm’s inaugural year-in-review report last year, the 2022 edition provides an overview and analysis of particularly significant design patent updates and trends involving design patents that were before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, U.S. District Courts, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the International Trade Commission.

Sterne Kessler held a companion webinar on February 15 featuring the editorial team discussing highlights of the cases in the report and a preview of design cases to watch in 2023. Further, because the design law landscape is constantly changing, the speakers also provided updates on important global developments in design law and practice and the implications they have for IP holders and practitioners.

The full 2022 Design Patents Year in Review: Analysis and Trends report and individual articles are available on Sterne Kessler’s website in HTML and PDF formats here. The companion webinar featuring the editor and authors of the report is available on demand here.

About Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox

Based in Washington, D.C. and renowned for more than four decades for dedication to the protection, transfer, and enforcement of intellectual property rights, Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox is one of the most highly regarded intellectual property specialty law firms in the world. Its team of attorneys, registered patent agents, students, and technical specialists include some of the country’s most respected practitioners of IP law tackling innovations across a broad spectrum of industries. The firm’s practitioners hold over 50 masters and over 60 doctorate degrees in science or engineering and represent Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, start-ups, inventors, venture capital firms, and universities in a client service driven environment that is welcoming, inclusive, and intellectually stimulating. Visit the firm online at sternekessler.com.


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