Perry J. Saidman

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Saidman DesignLaw Group, LLC

Perry Saidman is a recognized pioneer in design law.  His career as a design patent expert began with the seminal case Avia Group Int’l. v. L.A. Gear Cal. Inc., 853 F.2d 1557 (Fed. Cir. 1988).  He has authored notable appellate briefs, including as amicus curiae on behalf of Apple Inc. in the Federal Circuit’s 2008 en banc decision of Egyptian Goddess v. Swisa, and the 2014 case Apple v. Samsung.  When the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in that case, he penned an amicus curiae brief in support of Apple’s position regarding Section 289’s total profit rule.

Mr. Saidman is active in bar associations, including the Industrial Design Committee of the IPO, INTA’s Design Rights Committee, and AIPLA’s Industrial Designs Committee which he founded in 1989.  He recently attended the 2016 AIPPI World Congress in Milan as a member of the Designs Study Group.  He has testified before the House Judiciary Committee regarding the auto replacement parts bill.

Perry received his law degree with honors from the George Washington University Law School where he has also taught Design Law as an adjunct professor.  He has authored many articles on design law, and speaks frequently to various bar groups and designer organizations, both domestically and internationally.

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October 14, 2016
Morning Session 2: The Current State of the Law Under 35 U.S.C. § 102, 103 and 112