Teaching, Suggestion and Motivation (TSM) occured due to the Supreme Court case of Graham v. John Deere Co., 383 U.S. 1 (1966). A second Supreme court case called KSR concerns the issue of obviousness as applied to patent claims. An examiner can reject a claim based on common sense of a person having ordinary skill in the art (PHOSITA). Common sense is a perception and Voltaire has stated "Common sense is not so common." If you are interested in obtaining a patent, this talk is a must see.
Claims are typically partitioned into apparatus, method and "means for" type language. Some of the mystery of reading claims is uncovered. Terms covered include : antecedent basis, negative limitation, etc. Time permitting a patent case may be presented.
The basic fundamentals of patents are presented. The history, rights and types of patents are addressed. The required components of a patent application and topics that can not be patented are detailed. Patentability issues based on basic law and a description of 35 U.S.C. §101, §102, §103 and §112 are covered.
Live monthly webcasts for Inventors, Technologists, and Startups.
Simple description of patents: how to turn an invention into a patent, how they protect your rights, why do you need them, and how much do they cost? Talk presented by Thad Gabara who holds over seventy patents and is licensed to prosecute patent applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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.
Discover the complexities of licensing database technologies such as Oracle, SQL Server and PostgreSQL on VMware, with particular emphasis on modern converged and hyper-converged platforms. It's vital to ensure your virtual machines stay compliant with your database vendor’s license requirements. Join us to learn about the business and financial risks involved if you don't have a solid plan in place for compliance, as well as explore strategies for controlling and/or reducing costs and limiting organizational risk.
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.