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Penn Law alum and ITC Commissioner gives keynote at PIPG symposium on design patents

Source: 
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Author: 
Emily Offit
Date: 
Monday, March 23, 2015

"On March 19, the Penn Intellectual Property Group featured a symposium on design patents and the convergence of existing intellectual property regimes. The event kicked off with keynote speaker Commissioner F. Scott Kieff L’94 of the U.S. International Trade Commission and featured a panel discussion about the past and future of design patents.

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