Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
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, Jeffery 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: Jeffery Slater
Jeffery 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 is widely recognized as Canada’s leading firm for intellectual property law, with offices in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary. We are leaders in intellectual property and technology law and have been serving clients for over a century.
Smart & Biggar’s highly skilled team of lawyers, patent agents and trademark agents advise clients on a wide variety of strategic technology, brand and business matters leveraging their deep expertise to help clients succeed with IP.