McAndrews Shareholder Christopher V. Carani to Present at “Litigating Patent Damages” Conference


McAndrews, Held & Malloy shareholder Christopher V. Carani will present on May 29, at 9:30 a.m., at the Litigating Patent Damages Conference presented by Law Seminars International in San Francisco.

A leading authority in the field of design law in the United States, Carani will present “Injunctions and Damages for Design Patents.” The presentation will focus on:

  • The Federal Circuit’s “causal nexus” requirement and how it applies to design patents
  • The statutory provisions for design patent damages, including awards of infringer’s total profit under 35 U.S.C. § 289
  • Calculating infringer’s profits: What’s included?  What’s not?
  • The “Carpet Wars” of the 1880’s: the trio of design patent cases before the US Supreme Court that were the impetus for codifying infringer’s profits as an award for design patent infringement: Dobson v. Hartford, Dobson v. Bigelow (“Bigelow I”) and Dobson v. Bigelow (“Bigelow II”)
  • The Apple v. Samsung verdict and what it means for practitioners and companies worldwide
  • The Hague Agreement and New Strategies for Pursuing Provisional Rights In Design Patent Cases Under 35 U.S.C. § 154 (d)(3)

For more information or to register for the conference, click here.

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 immediate past Chair of the American Bar Association’s Design Rights Committee, and 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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