Jeff Berkowitz is a Miami actual property developer, lawyer, and now inventor. Berkowitz, together with architect Bernardo Fort Brescia and civil engineer Ronald Klemencic had been lately awarded a design patent on their design for SkyRise Miami. D908917 (“The ornamental design for a building as shown and described.”). The constructing is seemingly now under building, though at a considerably delayed tempo.
The design patent took-up three half years of prosecution. That is an unusually very long time for a design patent. The examiner initially issued a restriction requirement as a result of two units of drawings had been submitted. Subsequently, the examiner recognized inconsistencies within the numerous views that required repeated appropriate.
One further trick within the case is that the tower was initially proposed again in 2013. The picture beneath comes from round then and is definitely prior-art.