Damian Porcari – Detroit Patent Office

I am happy to announce that Damian Porcari has been sworn-in as the new USPTO Midwest Regional Office director in Detroit. Porcari has been a longtime fixture in the Michigan intellectual property circles — and “retired” from his position as Director of Licensing and Enforcement for Ford in 2017 after 28 years with the company.  Congratulations!

8 thoughts on “Damian Porcari – Detroit Patent Office

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    Damian has been a stalwart in the design patent bar for many years. He and I testified before the House Judiciary Committee some years back against proposed legislation that would have gutted design patent protection for auto parts. It never gained much traction after that.

    Congratulations to you, Damian, on your new position.

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    Congratulations and best wishes to Mr. Porcari.

    IIRC, he was one of several patent attorneys outside of the U.S. government that were instrumental at assisting the USPTO getting the EFS up and running way back when. I also believe that he has testified before Congress once or twice on patent issues.

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    Congratulations to Damian.

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    Hmmm … 28 years with Ford … in Detroit …

    Guess Damian missed out on Ford’s stealing of Bob Kearn’s intermittent windshield wiper?

    Any inventor — of who wants to be an inventor — who hasn’t yet seen the movie based on Bob’s invention life needs to buy, “Flash of Genius.”

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      Yeah, missed it by about 30 years. So why even bother to bring it up? Smear by association?

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        I viewed it less “smear” and more “plug.”

        He indicated “missed,” thereby implicating a DIS-association, and the movie (and premise) aligns more with the general notion of “protecting innovation against the Big Corp thievery.”

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          Thanks Anon. You are correct.

          Think today’s FAANG / FAAMG innovation-stealing goliaths.

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          “I viewed it less “smear” and more “plug.””

          Thanks, I (now) appreciate the distinction.

          Pro Say, sorry for reading it in a way you did not intend.

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