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 2015, charitable donations to colleges and universities reached an all-time high of $40.3 billion. As university endowments seek greater returns in a diverse international marketplace, the challenges from investing in funds in high-risk jurisdictions increase exponentially.
Join Kroll Associate Managing Director John Arvanitis and guest Michael A. Lukasek, CPA, Managing Director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Office of Investments, to discuss how to build a world-class compliance program for endowments. Participants in this webinar will gain insights into topics including:
Best practices for vetting and engaging with investments and fund managers in high-risk jurisdictions.
How to establish protocols in preparation for the compliance requirements of the changing regulatory environment.
Three reasons why you join us on July 15
1. Regulatory regimes around the world are evolving and expanding. Higher education endowments must ensure compliance with not only all federal and state laws, but increasingly, foreign regulations as well.
2. Recently, a number of legislative proposals have been advanced that seek to regulate endowment activity and revoke tax-exempt status, leading to heightened scrutiny of and public visibility into endowments and their activities.
3. Expanding into high-return but high-risk jurisdictions can also intensify reputational risks to institutions.
Earlier this year, hundreds of senior compliance leaders told Kroll and Ethisphere what they perceive to be their greatest risks in our 2016 Anti-Bribery and Corruption Report. Do you share the same challenges? Are you aware of or giving the requisite attention to new risks that have emerged? More important, what are the most effective ways to stay ahead of bribery and corruption challenges in 2016 and beyond?
In this interactive webinar on June 22, you will have the opportunity to learn about proven strategies and best practices for solving compliance challenges from our world-leading experts in FCPA, UK Bribery Act, and the growing number of international compliance laws.
Join in the conversation with Kevin Braine and Joe Spinelli from Kroll, and Erica Salmon Byrne from Ethisphere, as they share their insights on the practical implications of the most significant findings in the ABC Report, including the growing concerns over personal liability. All participants will also receive a digital copy of the ABC Report with statistics helpful for benchmarking their compliance programs.
A discussion of an insightful statistical analysis of IPR and CBM trials at the PTAB. The analysis avoids pitfalls that obscure true picture of PTAB proceedings. More importantly, the discussion will address how the statistics should shape your PTAB trial strategies.
This webinar will cover topics including:
• A Dive Into Key PTAB statistics
• Overall success rates, on a claim by claim basis
• Comparisons of success rates for statutory grounds
• Trends in institution rates
• Comparisons to district court success rates
• Differences in technology areas
• The likely reasons behind the numbers
• A glimpse into the future
Vietnam continues to be a major foreign direct investment destination in Asia Pacific. The country has positive macro-economic factors demonstrated by its solid and continued GDP growth, a number of free trade agreements, improving infrastructure and a young demographic and low labor costs which has encouraged businesses to relocate there. However, there remain a number of potential uncertainties and risks for inbound investors given the new government administration following the Communist Party of Vietnam’s 12th National Congress in January. The geo-political situation around the South China Sea is also an issue for those operating in Vietnam, and limitations in obtaining information and disclosures can present challenges to parties executing transactions.
Join Kroll and Duane Morris to learn about the risks and opportunities offered by Vietnam. Richard Dailly, Managing Director at Kroll, Giles Cooper, Partner, and Manfred Otto, Associate at Duane Morris will share more about Vietnam as an investment destination, what the legal and political risks are of doing business there and how the new administration and free trade agreements could affect inward foreign investment. They will also address the complexities of running a business in Vietnam, reviewing operational risks from investigations Kroll has conducted, Duane Morris's experiences with respect to due diligence of Vietnamese partners, compliant and workable solutions.
Join Lex Machina on April 28 for the release of our new 2015 ANDA Litigation Report.
Register here for a live webcast, where Jeff Gargano, Partner McDermott, Mark Rachlin, Senior Patent Counsel GSK, and Owen Byrd, CG Lex Machina will discuss our latest report on ANDA litigation and how you can leverage Legal Analytics to make data-driven decisions about Hatch-Waxman case strategy and tactics.
The presentation is about a magic eight (ball). Not quite the answer machine you knew as a kid, but similar.
Today your clients expect outside counsel to manufacture answers on demand. Answers about extrinsic risks, expressed in terms of what client stakeholders are doing in legal, technology and business terms. And they may want you to bring the answers to the table before they commit to the firm. You can't just shake the old 8ball for answers but you also can't cost-effectively predict problems before they arise. Or can you?
Spend 45 minutes with Anaqua to hear from World Leading IP Strategist Barry Brager as he discusses 8 factors of insight you can bring to the table in your client development - far in advance of your next client win.
Barry is a Certified Licensing Professional that brings a unique combination of expertise in entrepreneurship, analytics and marketing to the firm’s diverse teams, tools and techniques. In his role, Barry helps clients fully leverage innovation and IP strategy with a range of Expert Services from IP creation to IP monetization that have supported decisions related to billions in IP transactions.
Broadcasting live from the MIP Africa Roadshow taking place on April 6 in New York, this 60 minute webinar will discuss the vastly different approaches needed to effectively protect your IP rights in Africa.
•The last frontier: How African laws and systems are evolving in an ever-changing world
• Adopting strategies for protecting and enforcing IP rights in Africa – unique challenges
• Navigating vastly different approaches across territories in order to effectively protect IP rights
• Gaining traction from the significant economic improvements that have occurred in many
Presenters: Simon Brown, partner and chair of trade marks department, Adams & Adams; Kevin Curran, global IP counsel, Ascensia Diabetes Care; Charles Macedo, partner, Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein; Jenny Pienaar, partner - trade mark litigation, Adams & Adams; James Nurton, managing editor, Managing Intellectual Property.
Lex Machina’s annual Patent Litigation Year in Review report seeks to provide insight into the main trends of 2015 and the mechanisms driving them, showcasing the value of legal analytics when it comes to informing business decisions about litigation.
How to defend against digital hijack of your business data, and what to do if you get hit
Cyber criminals have discovered the perfect tool to force modern business owners into the vice of extortion – drop malware onto an unsuspecting network to encrypt all the data and demand payment to provide the key to unlock the data. The attacked business has two choices; either lose access to years of data or pay a ransom to get the data back. The cyber criminals bank on the fact that businesses will pay to rescue their hijacked data.
Such attacks or ransomware are on the rise, fuelled by successful extortion payments. The types of businesses being targeted are expanding, and the delivery methods used to infect systems are becoming increasingly sophisticated. There are also many different types of malware now available; Crypto Wall also known as Crowti, Crypto Locker, FakeBSOD and The FBI scam.
Preparation is essential to surviving such attacks and monitoring of systems is needed to prevent them.
Managing IP, in association with the Managing IP Women in IP Global Network, invites you to join a free web seminar focusing on leadership in the IP professions.
This webinar will cover:
•Attributes that make a good leader
•Formal leadership schemes
•Preparing for a leadership role
•How to engage mentors to aid you in your journey as a leader
•Tracking your progress
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.
In December, Lex Machina announced improved analytics for the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). From the first petition in September 2012, all the way through the end of December 2015, this report provides unprecedented insight into what is happening at PTAB. Join Amy Simpson, from Perkins Coie, Naveen Modi from Paul Hastings, and Owen Byrd from Lex Machina, who will discuss the findings during this live webcast.
Identifying social compliance issues, particularly forced labor and human trafficking in supply chains, continues to be a significant problem for business, particularly when sourcing from opaque and non-transparent emerging markets. Civil society is playing a large part in increasing awareness and pressuring politicians to introduce and enforce legislation, and is gradually highlighting the issue as a problem which needs to be addressed both by governments and the business community.
Kroll has been researching and working on this issue for a number of years and believes that businesses should be taking the issue as seriously as other forms of compliance.
Will Myanmar’s historic elections outcome bring durable change to the country? Who are the forces at play, and what is at stake in the negotiations around the transition to NLD rule? How will the influence of the Myanmar military change (and the companies that have chosen to affiliate with them) change after the election – and what impact will this have on the economy, on US sanctions, and on business?
Join Kroll for an hour long webinar to discuss the historic NLD victory, the state-of-play-among political actors, and the implications for business.
In this webinar, you’ll hear from Kroll cyber security expert Jonathan Fairtlough. He’ll discuss how recent data breaches are showing the need for organizations and advisors to prepare for an attack, and know how to respond when your clients...and sometimes their families, are put at risk.
In this webinar, you’ll hear from cyber security expert Jonathan Fairtlough. He’ll discuss how recent data breaches are showing just how unprepared organizations are in understanding where their data is held, and how to respond when your clients...and sometimes their families, are put at risk.
Jonathan and Kroll have experience with complex cyber investigations, including computer intrusions, insider attacks, ransomware and malware outbreaks, Internet fraud and theft of trade secrets. He has worked with clients on a wide range of cyber concerns, including security policy and implementation, incident investigation and detection, forensic analysis, malware analysis, and breach threat reduction.
Defense in depth is another one of those often-used, but rarely-defined, terms in Information Security circles. Sure, it means a layered defense, that’s obvious. But what makes up the layers? How do they interact for better security? And what does a best-practice implementation look like today vs. even a few years ago?
In this webinar Alyssa Harvey Dawson, Vice President of the Global IP and Licensing team at Harman, will share how Harman has leveraged technology and metrics to focus its IP strategy, optimizing its processes to support smarter, quicker decisions.
Steve Preston, Anaqua’s Senior Vice President of Marketing, will join to discuss how other organizations are benchmarking their processes, and quickening their pace of innovation by leveraging technology.
Too often cyber security is viewed as an issue relevant only for businesses holding customer data. The reality is quite different. Hackers regularly target all electronic information and systems in a company, and even attack executives and their relationships. Those targeted attacks can put executives at risk of being extorted or manipulated.
More specifically, cyber criminals can wreak havoc by leveraging an executive’s family and community connections, social media, and publicly available digital information. Cyber criminals can even impersonate the executive and compromise highly valued investor or board member relationships.
Learn best practices from experts on how to defend against cyber theft across all spheres, respond to and investigate theft-related breaches or seek legal remedy to recover losses.
Managing IP’s upcoming webinar ‘Effective obviousness arguments in district court and PTAB’, held in association with McAndrews, Held & Malloy, will take place on November 4 at 5:00pm London time (12pm Eastern/11am Central/9am Pacific).
In this webinar speakers will discuss:
•Obviousness: the evolving legal standard and its policy rationale
•What PTAB/district data tells us (does not tell us) about trends in obviousness holdings
•Patent holder tactics to combat obviousness during prosecution and after
•Strategies for challenging and defending a patent with no validity presumption and a broadest reasonable interpretation
•Best practices for petitioners at the PTAB and defendants in litigation
•Practical tips for deploying and combating the objective indicia of non-obviousness
•Robert A. Surrette, President, McAndrews, Held & Malloy
•Mary Elizabeth Mauro, Intellectual Property Counsel, Stryker Corporation
•Michael Loney, Americas editor, Managing IP (moderator)
Join Kroll’s team as they share the shifting dynamics of Chinese investment into Australia, replete with both risks and rich rewards at every turn. It includes an in-depth interview with Violet Ho, Senior Managing Director, and Richard Dailly, Managing Director at Kroll, who will discuss the most urgent risks of cross-border deal-making, offering insights on conducting pre-transactional due diligence on potential foreign investors.
Philip Baker QC and Roy Saunders review the recently announced BEPS Deliverables, providing insight into the practical implications of the new measures and how international businesses will need to adapt.
As more countries join the Madrid System, how will trademark search and filing strategies change? What is the best way to manage your global trademark portfolio? And how can you ensure maximum protection without breaking the budget? Experts from Lecorpio and leading brand owners will present in this one-hour webinar, moderated by Managing IP’s James Nurton
Join our researchers and special guests to find out about the research process for the 2016 edition of IP Stars. They will explain the methodology and timing and will answer questions about submitting information and taking part in interviews
Lex Machina is releasing the first ever comprehensive study of U.S. copyright litigation. Our new Copyright Litigation Report breaks down thousands of copyright cases filed in the last 5 years, showcasing how this data can be used to inform litigation strategy.
Find out how the report's key insights and trends can give you the winning edge in copyright litigation. Join our live 45 minute webcast to hear directly from the author and get your questions answered.
Patent litigation and trials present unique challenges and opportunities for universities and other academic institutions. The panel will discuss these unique circumstances in depth, including national data on university patent litigation, effective university trial themes, PTAB validity challenges, university standing in patent infringement litigation, the assignment versus license of patent rights, and the enforcement of running royalty provisions. In addition, the panel will give an overview of successful enforcement actions brought by prominent academic institutions in federal court and the ITC, and provide the trial lawyer's perspective regarding what made these actions successful.
An in-depth discussion and update on the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 that became effective on May 11, 2016 including a review of the key provisions of the DTSA and the nexus to the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA) and the Economic Espionage Act of 1996 (EEA).
This webinar will include the following topics:
•History of the DTSA
•Analysis of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act and the Economic Espionage Act (EEA) Interface With the DTSA
•Ex Parte Seizure Provisions of the DTSA
•Extraterritorial Jurisdiction and RICO Predicate Acts
•Litigation Strategies: Plaintiff’s Perspective
•Litigation Strategies: Defendants’ Perspective
•Immunity and Whistleblower Provisions
•Interface With Criminal Violations of the EEA
R. Mark Halligan, FisherBroyles
Mark L. Krotoski, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Linda K. Stevens, Schiff Hardin
Peter J. Toren, Weisbrod, Matteis & Copley