September 21st @10am to 11am
Presented by Invest Ottawa Partner,
About this webinar
Utility and design patents can be powerful and complementary tools in building a valuable IP portfolio. Utility patents protect the way a product is used and functions, while a design patent protects the way a product looks. Join patent agent and engineer, Jeffrey Slater to discuss how different functional and aesthetic innovations can be protected through utility and design patents to increase the value of your company’s IP portfolio.
This webinar, tailored to mid-to-late stage start-ups and growing businesses, will explore:
- The relative strengths and limitations of utility patents vs. design patents
- How utility patents and design patents can be exploited to obtain overlapping protection for your company’s innovations
- The increasing importance of design patents in protecting the distinctive look and feel of a software user interface
- How design patents can be used to control after-market sales that may not be effectively covered through utility patents
About the Speaker: Jeffrey Slater
Jeffrey Slater is a senior associate at Smart & Biggar. He is a strategic advisor with experience maximizing IP investments to help innovative companies obtain patent protection for their electrical, computer, mechanical and software-related inventions. Jeffrey combines his patent expertise and engineering background to skillfully advise Canadian clients on all aspects of patent-related work with a focus on prosecution and patent portfolio growth and utilization.
About Smart & Biggar
Smart & Biggar helps the world’s leading tech companies protect and leverage their IP, and advises them on how to use IP Strategy to secure growth around the world. Headquartered in Ottawa with a national presence, Smart & Biggar has a consistent track record and reputation as the leaders for IP and tech law in Canada.