The Future of the Future: The Next 50 Years will celebrate the achievements of the design community in the last half century and accelerate reinvention of the profession to ensure its relevance in the 21st century.
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.