IDSA had a strong presence at the 11th annual USPTO Design Dayon April 25 in Alexandria, VA. The event also was broadcast live to several USPTO offices across the country as industrial designers, educators and patent examiners, managers and attorneys learned "What’s Next for Design Patents."
IDSA Student Pow Wow brings together design students from NYC & NJ design schools for a meet & greet. Ayse Birsel, co-founder, Birsel + Seck and Fast Company Most Creative People 2017 honoree, will be giving a talk about her book 'Design The Life You Love' and sign books. IDSA NYC has a couple of exciting announcements to make, so, come & socialize with your fellow design students!
Banner & Witcoff is a record breaker, in fact breaking its own record for the most design patent grants in a single year. US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) records show the firm procured 1,032 US design patents in 2016. Banner & Witcoff set the prior record in 2008, with 959 US design patents. Also, the firm obtained more US design patents than any other law firm in the country in 2016, the 14th consecutive year.
The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) has filed an amicus brief in Converse, Inc.’s Feb. 1, 2017 federal circuit court appeal of the June 2016 International Trade Commission (ITC) decision on trademarks on the iconic Chuck Taylor All Star shoes.
A new, reality compeition television show—to be hosted by world famous automotive designer Henrik Fisker—has issued a casting call for industrial designers. The producers of such hits as Top Chef and Project Runway are filling roles on Concept Dream Car—which they describe as a “high caliber, high prestige competition television series.”
A study by Accenture shows only 27 percent of businesses have a strategy for IoT and many lack the capabilities needed to pivot their business models at speed and scale to harness IoT innovation. Now, Accenture is heeding its own warning.
It’s official. The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) is entering its 60th year as the World Design Organization (WDO). The global, non-governmental organization was founded in 1957 to promote the profession of industrial design and its ability to generate better products, systems, services, and experiences; business and industry; and ultimately, environment and society.