Intellectual Property

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Intellectual property law is crucial to ensuring that you or your organization have exclusive rights to that assets that you’ve created. The BrightTALK intellectual property community has thousands of professionals focused on learning and exchanging information about intellectual property management, intellectual property software and how to protect intellectual property. Join the community for access to free, interactive presentations or attend live webinars to have your questions answered by IP lawyers and industry experts.
  • In this webinar we will examine what information security and threat analysts can expect in 2015. Topics will include using threat intelligence before and after data breaches, information sharing, the Internet of Things, and the role of the CISO.
  • In this webinar we will discuss what physical security professionals should expect in 2015. Topics will include social media, local activism, and global hotspots, among others.
  • In this webinar, we will examine what security professionals should expect in 2015. Topics will include mobile application security, rogue mobile apps, BYOD, wearables and mobile payment systems.
  • Join us on Feb 12th at 11:00 PST to view the live launch webcast for our new PTAB functionality. Our speakers will show you how data-driven insights into PTAB cases (IPR’s, CBM’s and others), parties involved, and patents at issue can be leveraged in PTAB proceedings.
  • A highly practical webinar focused on the uncertain world of how to protect Biologics in Latin America.

    Attend to find out about:
    •Patentability both in theory and the reality on the ground
    •Is the granting of patents for biologics possible and/or been challenged
    •New regulation for biologics in Mexico, Chile and Colombia
    oPharma vigilance
    •An In-house perspective – Practical approaches and how various laws and regulations have affected companies in real terms
    •A comparative look at the differences between jurisdictions.
  • In an era of advanced threats, awareness is the utmost security measure. Awareness of potential or imminent threats can enable improved preparation, and improved preparation can lead to more effective mitigation and prevention tactics. Fortunately, many outside threats, actors and methods can be detected and studied in advance through Internet monitoring and intelligence analytics. In this webinar, we’ll discuss how can security professionals make a practical case for threat intelligence.
  • Managing IP, in association with the Managing IP Women in IP Global Network, invites you to join a free web seminar focusing using social media to get ahead.

    Speakers include:
    Linda J. Thayer, Partner, Finnegan
    Mary Kaczmarek, Business and Professional Development Consultant, Skillful Means Marketing LLC
    Katherine McGowan, Trademark/Advertising Counsel, LinkedIn
    Christine Kao, Intellectual Property & Identity Policy, Twitter

    This webinar will cover topics such as:
    • Building your personal brand on social media
    • Social networking, blogs and content communities; Twitter, Facebook, YouTube
    • LinkedIn – making yourself contactable; showing yourself in the best light
    • Using social media to keep in touch with old colleagues and connect with new ones
    • Using online platforms effectively – contributing as well as information gathering
    • How are your clients using social media?
    • Finding the right communities for you
    • Using social media to win business
    • Legal issues to consider: who owns a company channel? How to ensure you avoid liable

    The live audience will be able to ask questions of the speakers during the webinar, which will be in English and will last one hour.
  • Too often, eDiscovery professionals and investigators rely on methods - like screen printing - for social media discovery that are impossible to authenticate. And now, the Courts have taken notice. With a higher bar set for defensible collection in social media, it is time for a more practical approach to social discovery.

    This webcast examines best practices of social discovery, no expert should ignore:

    - Discoverability - including social media in eDiscovery plans and the impact on eDiscovery strategies
    - Defensibility and authenticity - supporting case law that demands the use of a robust investigative platform that captures diverse types of content and metadata
    - Challenges in dealing with this new data type - understanding common challenges associated with new forms of metadata and privacy issues

    Watch this webcast to learn how and why to incorporate an investigative platform to collect, search, preserve and manage social media evidence and how to do so defensibly.

    This webinar is free, but space is limited.
  • Managing IP’s next webinar, run in cooperation with Lecorpio, will take place on December 11 at 6pm (GMT); 1pm (EST) and will discuss strategies for using patents defensively and offensively.

    In a patent-driven industry where being first to file is paramount, companies recognize the power of turning ideas into assets. More and more companies now choose to aggressively grow and diligently monitor their intellectual property (IP) portfolios, viewing them as critical business assets. Patent frontrunners IBM and Samsung have set the bar high by collectively securing more than 12,000 patents in 2013 alone. Moreover, over 75% of Google’s patents have been awarded in the last two years and the number of applications from the search giant as well as other Silicon Valley-based tech companies is skyrocketing.

    But as companies race to create more IP, how do innovation leaders ensure that their patent portfolio is aligned to strategic priorities? This webinar will discuss how to manage and create a strategic patent portfolio with two innovation leaders.

    •Dana Rao, Vice-President, Intellectual Property & Litigation, Adobe
    •Douglas Luftman, Vice President, Innovation Services & Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, NetApp
    •Bill Soward, COO, Lecorpio
    •James Nurton, managing editor, Managing IP (moderator)

    Key topics will include:
    •How to align the patent portfolio to business objectives
    •Ways to operationalize the patent process
    •Automating and systemizing IP
    •Managing patents for offensive and defensive strategies
    •Quality vs. speed

    The webinar is free to attend and will last about one hour. The audience is invited to submit questions throughout the webinar, which will be answered during a moderated Q&A session at the end.
  • Join us on for an interview with Sgt. Dan Morrissey, expert in law enforcement social media evidence, from the County Gang Intelligence Unit at the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department. Hear about a real-world narcotics investigation case using X1 Social Discovery preventing a chain of criminal events.

    In this Webcast you will:
    - Gain social media insights & best practices
    - Hear from investigative experts dealing with social media evidence daily
    - Acquire lessons learned in dealing with this critical & ever-growing medium of evidence
  • Join us for an engaging launch webcast on November 13th. Our speakers will show a live demonstration of our new Custom Insights capabilities and discuss how Custom Insights is raising the bar for Legal Analytics.
  • In the current business climate, with a transaction at stake, speed is everything. Yet discovering encumbrances, identification of competing products and deciding what to keep or toss are time consuming activities. The result is that due diligence review are often mistake-laden and put the transaction at peril.

    Mark will show you how to speed up due diligence review and cut out costly mistakes.
  • Many security professionals find it challenging to keep up with vast amounts of data from multiple sources without hiring additional analysts to analyze it and find what’s most important. We’ll be discussing this topic in our next webcast, as we present a case study of how Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) can help you better protect your organization, and how you can turn data into threat intelligence faster.
  • X1 Social Discovery is the leading investigative solution for social media evidence and web collection. Watch this brief video to learn more about this powerful tool and to see the product in action.
  • As an ANDA litigator at a pharma company or a law firm, you can now leverage Legal Analytics to make data-driven decisions about Hatch-Waxman case strategy and tactics. This exciting webcast will show how you can now apply Legal Analytics to ANDA cases for analyzing a particular district, judge, party, law firm, attorney, or patent portfolio.
  • Managing IP, in association with McAndrews, Held & Malloy, invites you to join a free web seminar focusing on strategies for early resolution of IP disputes.

    As litigation becomes increasingly expensive and prolonged, early resolution strategies are more and more attractive to IP managers. IP has never been more valuable to an organization, but without the correct enforcement and resolution strategies, IP disputes can become a heavy burden on your budget. Thus, having a range of successful early resolution strategies at your disposal will enable you to save money and find mutually beneficial solutions for IP owners and accused infringers.

    Speakers include:
    •James Nurton, managing editor, Managing IP (moderator)
    •Edward A. Mas II , partner, McAndrews, Held & Malloy
    •Leland G. Hansen, partner, McAndrews, Held & Malloy
    • Vaishali Udupa, IP litigation manager, Hewlett-Packard
    The webinar will focus on successful early resolution strategies, covering:
    •The importance of preparation
    •How to select an appropriate forum
    •Assessment of litigation costs and potential exposure
    •Identifying potential counterclaims
    •How to conduct early discovery and avoid delays
    •Ways to file an early motion for summary judgment
    •The utility of settlements
    •Properly-timed PTO and ADR Proceedings
    •How a redesign might solve your problems

    With litigation becoming increasingly expensive and prolonged, having a well-functioning early resolution strategy is essential for sustaining a strong presence in the market place. This webinar will provide an invaluable guide for IP managers who are facing the problem of having to deliver ever greater levels of IP protection or defense, all while managing resources under considerable time constraints. The live audience will be able to ask questions of the speakers during the webinar, which will be in English and will last one hour.
  • How does your outside counsel stack up? How effective are they compared to other firms? It's time to go beyond mere budgets and assess counsel performance. Learn how to:

    • Assess prosecution effectiveness of counsel
    • View prosecution analytics on a per-attorney and per-firm basis
    • Evaluate counsel based on grant percentage, number of office actions filed, extensions granted and other metrics
  • Do you know who is profiting from your IP? Leon will show you how you can:
    • Identify when former inventors file applications on work done under your employment
    • Determine if current employees are using your IP for other purposes
    • Automatically monitor current and former inventors' filings
  • In this webcast, the first in a two-part series, we’ll look at what defines threat intelligence, and why not knowing what it is can cost your organization and hurt your security posture.

    What you’ll learn in this webcast:
    •What characterizes true threat intelligence
    •Why what you don’t know about threat intelligence could cost you
    •How to evaluate threat intelligence solutions
  • Get ahead by understanding the patent citation landscape. Use citation analysis to:

    • Quickly identify licensing or monetization opportunities
    • Identify new and rising competitors
    • Uncover the hidden signals that your portfolio gives to other patent owners in your space
    • Use classification to short list a set of patents for FTO or assertion review
  • Discussions around IP are moving from the Legal Department to the boardroom. Being perceived as an innovative company has premium market value. Accelerating the patent process and effectively managing your company’s patent portfolio have become business imperatives.

    A company’s capability to deliver innovation forms its IP Supply Chain. This process involves coordinating an increasingly complex combination of resources, talent and service providers to ensure that the IP supply chain is efficient and runs at a high level.

    Pressures abound on IP managers to deliver ever greater levels of IP quality and output, all while managing resources under considerable constraints. However, much has been learned about optimizing supply chains that is highly applicable to the challenges of IP management. Global manufacturers have led an optimization revolution that has transformed the supply chain process. Both the core principles and practical applications from the “Lean” movement are surprisingly relevant, and there are many lessons that IP organizations can learn from manufacturers.

    Speakers include:
    •James Nurton, managing editor, Managing IP (moderator)
    •Greg Daines, vice president of client services, Lecorpio
    •David Sundahl, Senior Research Fellow, Clayton Christensen Institute

    The webinar will focus on how to optimise your IP supply chain, covering:
    • In what ways is IP management like a supply chain?
    • How do supply chains get optimized and what are the core principles of “Lean” processes?
    • How to optimize IP supply chains to increase speed and reduce costs, without compromising quality
    • Why optimization reduces complexity and makes IP management easier
    • What are the Key Performance (or KPI’s) of IP management?

    This webinar will provide an invaluable guide for IP managers who are facing the problem of having to deliver ever greater levels of IP quality and output, all while managing resources under considerable constraints.
  • As the industry leading investigative solution for social media discovery & web collection, we are proud to announce V4 of X1 Social Discovery. See V4 in action in this product tour.
  • We’ll take an in-depth look at the new Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) guidelines on social media and consumer compliance risk, and how they may impact your organization. We’ll break down nearly 20 pages of dense government material, distilling the key topics for legal, compliance, risk and finance professionals, including:

    •The purpose and rationale for the new guidelines
    •Which reports, metrics and other artifacts best address the new guidance
    •What your organization should do next

    Join us February 19 for a live webcast featuring James Carnall, Vice President of Cyber Intelligence for Cyveillance.
  • Recently, as the number of patent infringement actions filed by foreign companies against Korean competitors has increased, Korean companies have responded aggressively with counteractions in multiple countries, frequently including Korea. Under this changing environment, the quality and size of the Korean patent portfolio plays a critical role in balancing the overall positions between the disputing parties.

    With recent cases such as the Apple v. Samsung disputes, Osram v. LG Innotek & Samsung LED and the “Viagra case” between Pfizer and Hanmi Pharmaceutical, having a clear understanding of the South Korean legal framework and enforcement practice becomes crucial in successfully protecting your patent portfolio and other forms of IP rights.

    Whether you, or your clients, face litigation in Korea, or will potentially be facing it in the future, this webinar will help you understand the essence of Korea’s legal framework, analyse different enforcement options, and give advice on effective counter-measures.

    Speakers include:
    • James Nurton, managing editor, Managing IP (moderator)
    • Mr. J. Kenneth Oh, vice president, head of IP division, LG Display Co., Ltd.
    • Mr. Duck Soon Chang, partner, Kim & Chang
    • Mr. Stephen T. Bang, partner, Kim & Chang

    The webinar will focus on South Korea’s legal framework and patent enforcement practice, covering:
    • Enforcement options in South Korea
    • How to utilize the bifurcated court system
    • Effective counter-measures to an invalidity defence
    • Analysis and discussion of South Korea’s most notable patent infringement cases

    The live audience will be able to ask questions of the speakers during the webinar, which will be in English and will last one hour.
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    Recently, there has been a rise in allegations that the high costs of the patent litigation system in the US are being exploited to reach settlements even on low-value patents. This has led to concerns from technology companies as well as end-users that the patent system is impeding business development and innovation.

    Key to this debate is the question of damages in litigation: How are they awarded? What is proportionate? Are any changes in the law needed? In this webinar, our panellists will look at the issues raised by the troll debate, what strategies plaintiffs and defendants can adopt and what changes, if any, are needed.

    Whether you, or your clients, face threats from trolls, or will potentially be affected in the future, this webinar will help you understand the essence of the problem, how existing laws can already face these challenges and the consequences of new legislation on the issue.

    Speakers include:
    • James Nurton, managing editor, Managing IP (moderator)
    • Eric E. Bensen, intellectual property author and independent consultant
    • Bryan W. Butler, IP Counsel, IBM
    • Charles R. Macedo, Partner, Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP

    The webinar will focus on patent trolls and damages, covering:
    • What is ‘troll-behaviour’, and what is acceptable?
    • How can existing laws be utilized to tackle the problem?
    • What is being done to change the situation, and will these initiatives be effective or harmful?

    With the troll issue being discussed around the world, there is still a lack of definition and clear understanding. This webinar will provide an invaluable guide for patent owners who are affected by this problem, or might be in the future, as well as their advisers. The live audience will be able to ask questions of the speakers during the webinar, which will be in English and will last one hour.

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