McAndrews Shareholder Christopher V. Carani to Present at AIPPI Forum & ExCo in Helsinki


McAndrews, Held & Malloy Shareholder Christopher V. Carani will be a featured speaker at the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property’s (AIPPI) 2013 Forum & ExCo in Helsinki, Finland. Carani’s workshop on September 6 will give attendees a practical yet comprehensive analysis of the landmark Apple v. Samsung case and provide valuable lessons for design law and strategy derived, in part, from the court’s decision.

The Forum and ExCo in Helsinki is an annual, week-long event that provides attendees with in-depth educational tracks on the latest international developments, concerns and trends in protecting intellectual property. AIPPI is the world’s leading international organization dedicated to the development and improvement of intellectual property and currently has almost 9,000 members representing more than 100 countries.

Christopher V. Carani, Esq., is recognized in the United States as a leading authority in the field of design law, counseling clients on a wide range of strategic design protection and enforcement issues. He is the Chair of the American Bar Association’s Design Rights Committee, and is the past chair of the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s Committee on Industrial Designs. He has litigated numerous disputes regarding design rights and has served as a legal consultant and expert witness in design law cases in a wide-range of industries, including consumer electronics and accessories, consumer retail products, furniture, medical devices, apparel and footwear, and sporting goods, to name a few.  In addition, he has authored amicus briefs for landmark U.S. design patent cases, such as Egyptian Goddess v. SwisaLawman Armor Corp. v. Winner Int’l LLCCalmar, Inc. v. Arminak & Assoc. and Richardson v. Stanley Works, Inc.

Carani earned an engineering degree from Marquette University and a law degree from the University of Chicago, and went on to serve as a law clerk to the Honorable Rebecca Pallmeyer at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He is a registered patent attorney and licensed to practice before the USPTO.

Carani is a frequent contributor to CNN on intellectual property law issues, and is often called upon to provide commentary to other major media outlets, including New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, NPR, PBS TV, CNBC TV, BBC, Bloomberg TV, and Reuters.  Away from the law, Chris is a studied jazz musician who plays upright bass on the Chicago jazz circuit.

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