Director Tracy-Gene G. Durkin was mentioned in the article “Four Ways In-House Hone Solid Design Patent Strategies,” published by Managing IP.

She comments on the importance of foreign filing strategies in design patent protection. In particular, companies should take careful consideration of priority deadlines and whether their application practices will work internationally. Regarding enforcement, she notes that some e-commerce websites in China will remove listings that infringe U.S. design patents.