IDSA is supporting legislation to establish the Maryland Design Excellence Commission, considered an important investment in the current and future quality of life for all Maryland citizens that will bring a return on investment in multiple ways.
Declaring “it’s an exciting time to be a designer,” IDSA member and Apple's first industrial design director Robert Brunner served as the keynote speaker on April 14, 2015 at the 9th annual US Patent and Trademark Office’s Design Day at the USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, VA.
USPTO staff, design patent attorneys and representatives from corporations and design firms across the country discussed “Designs Worth Protecting.”
Brunner, the son of an engineer, initially considered a career in engineering, but soon found his calling in ID. “For me, industrial design made perfect sense,” he told the full house.
Now, Cooper Woodring—IDSA Fellow and former President and Executive Vice President—along with intellectual property attorney Christopher V. Carani, Esq., have led the latest seminar on expert design witness certification. It was held April 12-13, 2015 next to the US Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, VA.
IDSA’s West Design District Conference runs April 10-11 in San Jose. The schedule is packed with opportunities for design professionals and students to learn how to build a tribe and sharpen the craft.
Join us in raising awareness and funds for the Design Foundation–IDSA’s charitable arm. IDSA staff started walking to Seattle on April 2. That is 2,468 miles to #IDSASeattle15 in 137 days (or the start of the International Conference). That's about 150 miles per IDSA employee. You can help us get there.
The South District Design Conference (SDDC) is underway at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. All registrants are using free passes to access the bustling NPE 2015 exhibit floor, which is open 9:30 – 5pm on March 26 and 9am – 3pm on March 27.
The second annual IDSA Medical Conference will continue to advance your knowledge and experience in the challenging world of medical device design. Mark your calendar—the 2015 IDSA Medical Design Conference will be held Oct. 20-22 at Tampa’s Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS), a state-of-the-art medical simulation facility that combines cutting edge training, research, education and innovation.