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Over the last 10 years, China has evolved from a cheap manufacturing engine to one of the worlds largest patent filers. With initiatives like 'Made in China 2025,' we are seeing China set clear goals, moving away from imitation to strategic innovation.
So what does this mean for your business? Should you see China as a threat or an opportunity? And how can you take advantage of this IP and innovation powerhouse in the future? PatSnap is pleased to welcome back Ian Harvey from Tsinghua University, Beijing & Imperial College Business School, London to share how he thinks many businesses should be managing the opportunities China's innovation holds.
Other themes explored in this webinar include:
- What Chinese innovation means for your intellectual property
- How to track current and emerging competitors in the market
- What IP litigation in China is really like
Conducting thorough freedom to operate (FTO) searches is an essential part of R&D and IP strategies for many companies. Outsourcing searches to external professionals can be highly effective but can come with its own list of risks and costs.
So what are the ways you can lay the most effective freedom to operate searching foundations, before contacting a legal professional for their advice?
PatSnap will be joined patent attorney, and Amazon bestselling author Dylan Adams, for an insightful webinar into how you can lay the most effective groundwork throughout your FTO search, whether you're using an in-house counsel team or an external law firm.
This webinar will explore key themes including:
- Where to get started with an FTO search
- How to effectively communicate your invention to an attorney
- What an attorney needs to make their searching faster and more effective
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Technology transfer offices are often seen as the facilitators of innovation between academic institutions and industry. However, they have a massive responsibility to transfer the wealth of innovation from within universities to the commercial world, in the most timely and cost-efficient way possible. Does the current Intellectual Property system facilitate their requirements, or can it sometimes hinder innovation?
In this webinar, we will be joined by Jeremy Holmes, Head of intellectual property at Imperial Innovations, the technology transfer office of Imperial College, London. Jeremy will be talking about the ingredients needed for a successful partnership, and future, between technology transfers and commercial world. We will also be discussing:
• The power behind freedom to operate when making judgements on the commercial opportunity of an idea
• Why education of IP is so important, for academics & business professionals
• How to find the balance between freedom & creativity, with the need for intellectual property protection
• Whether you need patents to have a successful university spin out.
Although intellectual property is often a large asset to any innovative company it can be hard to justify to senior management the costs that come with it. Patents especially, need to be renewed yearly and also can become very costly in the case of infringement that leads to litigation.
So how can you explain to your senior management that your IP is a key essential asset? This is what Nick Pay and Pete Hotten will be discussing in this webinar.
You will learn:
- How to best showcase the value of your IP
- The language you should use with senior management
- What steps can you take to integrate IP into your whole business
Intellectual property is fast becoming one of the largest, and most valuable items on many organisations balance sheet. These assets can bring to light considerable risks, and opportunities, during M&A.
By looking at the IP portfolio of an organisation, you can get an idea of whether you're strengthening, or weakening your market position and which assets will be the most valuable after the M&A.
In this webinar, we'll be looking at the role IP plays in mergers and acquisitions, as well as:
- What kind of due diligence to consider when looking into patent portfolios
- How to use intellectual property to highlight, and avoid risks during M&A
- How to make better decisions when navigating risks and opportunities
Phishing, ransomware, and data breaches plague organizations of all sizes and industries, but the financial services market has always had the largest target on its back. As a mid-market financial organization, how do you fend off these attacks when you don’t have the budget for everything you need: data feeds, tools, analysis and mitigation?
The answer: “Threat Intelligence-as-a-service.” This, robust, cost-effective option, brings together dozens of structured threat intelligence feeds, online monitoring of social media and the dark web, and round-the-clock human review to give you vetted, relevant intelligence specific to your organization. Even better, there is no hardware or software to install, this is a completely managed service that can be up and running in hours or days. It finally puts “big bank” threat intelligence capabilities within the reach of smaller organizations.
Join LookingGlass’ Vice President of Customer Support James Carnall and Vice President of Intelligence Operations Eric Olson on Wednesday, March 21 @ 2pm ET as they discuss how threat intelligence can be affordable for mid-market organizations with LookingGlass’ Information Security-as-a-Service package, a new offering tailor made for your organization’s cybersecurity needs.
This webinar will be on opposition and appeals practice before the EPO. We’ll be discussing the streamlining of the opposition procedure by the EPO, the changes that we are seeing as a result and will be providing practical tips in view of these changes. The talk will also draw on recent case law.
The primary reason why people register their IP - including trademarks patents - is to protect their ideas from being used and monetized by others. Companies across the world spend trillions of dollars on research and patent thousands of new technologies each year, so why would you ever need IP insurance?
We see dozens of cases each year where companies and individuals are claiming infringement upon their IP and that's when IP insurance comes into play.
PatSnap is joined by Erik Alsegard, IP Practice Leader and Lewis Parle, In-House Solicitor and IP Underwriter, from CFC Underwriting to discuss the whys and hows of IP Insurance.
Join this webinar to learn about the risks of IP, if you should consider insurance and what are the pros and cons of the options available to you when it comes to protecting your Intellectual Property assets.
Threats in today’s cyber landscape are becoming increasingly sophisticated. To successfully fend off attacks, organizations need security tools that work effectively and efficiently across vendors; however, it is not uncommon for one vendor’s products to not work with others, despite claiming support for standards. In this webinar, we will introduce some of the key challenges a heterogeneous integrated security environment must solve and how STIX/TAXII2 standards-based technologies support solving those challenges in a new and effective manner.
The term innovation can refer to various stages within a product development cycle, and an invention created in this process can be protected by various forms of intellectual property. Most inventions are created to solve and address consumer needs and problems. To do that job, products enter the market, creating opportunities for the business or the inventor who owns it. A businesses’ IP strategy plays an important role in the success of a new product by ensuring competitive advantage in the market, for now and the future.
However, IP protection can often be seen as an output of product development, leaving the organisation open to risk—whether it's in a new or an existing market. So how can you align IP protection with your invention creation to ensure your IP team is involved at the most effective points throughout the product development process? Too early could mean a slower time to market, and too late could mean lost opportunities in the market.
In this webinar, we’ll be discussing how your organisation can mitigate risk, by aligning your IP and innovation strategy. We will also be looking at:
- Examples of successful organisations who have aligned their IP and innovation
- Intellectual property & open innovation
- Why IP should be a part of the innovation process, not an event
Patent searching is something most IP counsel is very familiar with. It's your day to day when looking at Freedom to Operate, competitive analysis and portfolio management.
However, it can be hard to predict what you need in a search when you are not a technical expert. In this webinar, we will teach you how to construct the most effective searches using boolean and a few other tips and tricks on how to ensure you include all the technical detail you need.
Our webinar with LookingGlass’ Senior Directors of Intelligence, Olga Polishchuk and Jonathan Tomek will explore how you and your security team can benefit from finished intelligence, including insights into key topics like policy, high-profile events, and threat trends. Whether you need to know more about international business law or want to a specific threat actor’s profile, having strategic intelligence at your fingertips can help keep your organization safe from cyber and physical threats.
“I have to prepare a report for our senior management, but don’t have the necessary intel.”
“We have an international event happening in our city. Having strategic intelligence will help our security team be prepared.”
“If my team had access to finished intelligence, they would be better able to predict lateral movements by adversaries.”
Join us on February 21 @ 2PM ET to learn how you can enable your security team to make better tactical and business decisions.
Many companies have influence in markets because they make essential products. Think about the products all around us the metals, plastics and various other materials that make up our world. We can see how a change in manufacturing processes or supply could influence the whole industry.
We are joined by Dr.Shafiq Kabir, Chief Innovation Officer at Smoltek AB, to learn how companies who rely on only Intellectual Property are working to change the market. Smoltek specialises in nanomaterials and their applications and brings together industry, intellectual property and manufacturers together.
This is essential viewing for anyone interested in nanomaterials/nanotechnology, IP, licensing and market penetration.
In this webinar, PatSnap will be joined by Annelie Viksten, Carol David Daniel and Duncan Clark to explore what ingredients are needed to create an environment that promotes the best possible chances of market success for new projects.
Other discussion points include:
- The importance of a fully integrated, end to end commercialisation strategy
- How to identify the differences between projects that create new revenue, versus those that don't.
- How to extract more ROI from your existing intellectual property
- Understanding the difference in approaches to innovation in academia, and the commercial world.
Since Blockchain was conceptualised in 2008, it has been expanding rapidly in popularity and trend. Originally used by the likes of Bitcoin to track payments it has a multitude of different applications and is now regarded as a "Foundational Technology".
In this webinar Raphael Roche will be talking about:
-Applications and big players in the industry
-Intellectual Property tied to Blockchain
-The future of the technology
Over the last 10 years, multiple patents on therapeutic antibodies have been invalidated in the courts, often for lack of written description. Many other cases are working their way through the courts and the PTAB. This webinar will review major CAFC and PTAB decisions affecting therapeutic antibodies and will explore the best ways to obtain valuable and enforceable patents on therapeutic antibodies. The main issues to be covered are Section 101 issues (laws of nature, natural phenomena and natural products), obviousness and written description.
2017 was filled with cybersecurity meltdowns. From WannaCry to BadRabbit, the cybersecurity landscape has only become more volatile. With cyber threats on the rise, is your organization’s security posture ready for 2018?
Join LookingGlass’ Vice President of Customer Support, James Carnall and Vice President of Intelligence Operations, Eric Olson as they take a closer look at 2017’s major cyber-related incidents and provide tips and recommendations on how your organization can prepare for 2018. Webinar attendees will learn:
· Major cybersecurity trends from the past year
· Cybersecurity tactics that worked – and didn’t work – in 2017
· How to take a proactive cybersecurity approach to fending off cyber threats
Chemical Patents are often very long and difficult to read. Markush searching can enable you to easily categorize and filter the information you need, giving you the insights that a paper sometimes cannot.
In this webinar you will learn:
-How to get started with patent search
-Basic patent language you need to be aware off
-How to create Markush searches to yield the best results when researching.
-Benefits of patent search for your processes
A webinar, led by Gene Quinn, founder of IPWatchdog.com, Robert Schaffer, intellectual property partner at Troutman Sanders and Thomas Franklin, Partner at Kilpatrick Townsend where they discuss:
-Recent Federal Circuit cases dealing with 112 sufficiency of disclosure and claim drafting
-How these new teachings are being implemented at the Patent Office
-What practitioners can do to avoid and overcome 112 rejections
Modern drug discovery appears in many ways to be well-defined with tried-and-tested approaches to acquire success. However, some research processes often lead to very few new discoveries and sometimes stagnation of an entire research area.
So, does it always have to be this way? One method to re-boot a failing area of research is to employ disruptive chemical methods and thinking to kick-start a process of rejuvenation.
We invite you to our webinar with Roshan Jumnah, Chemical IP data analyst at PatSnap to explore:
- Can we identify the reasons why drug discovery is failing?
- Chemical disruption, its uses, and the impact of this new approach
- The ways chemical disruption can reverse failing drug discovery in the future.
In a recent survey by Harvard Business Review, it was revealed that on average, only 23% of participants said they learned about a competitors innovation early enough to respond before it hit the market. Whilst competition is inevitable, there are strategies you can implement to decrease the risk they pose to your business.
Join our upcoming webinar, hosted by Christopher Ralph as we explore how to successfully track the activities of your competitors using patent data. Other themes covered in this webinar include:
• Identifying emerging players in your market
• The benefits of keeping, or bringing your competitor tracking back in-house
• Communicating competitor intelligence to colleagues
• Competitors as opportunities, not just threats.
In an age where technology and cars have never been more intertwined, experts believe the automotive companies that are leaders in the smart manufacturing race will be the ones who benefit from competitive advantages in the future. A recent survey of automotive companies by Capgemini’s Digital Transformation Institute revealed that 49% of automotive companies have invested over $250mn in smart factory innovation.
The ability to integrate currently siloed systems throughout manufacturing processes with smart manufacturing techniques is clearly a move in the right direction. And of course, the integration isn’t just about software and connectivity tools, it's about making better business decisions by using data to solve problems before they happen.
However, the reality of integrating such innovative processes for many companies can be challenging—especially for large organisations. So how can you integrate smart manufacturing techniques, and what are the short, and long-term benefits of doing so?
PatSnap is pleased to welcome Paul Mairl, Chief Digital Officer at GKN Metallurgy, to explore the barriers, and techniques of successfully integrating smart manufacturing processes into your business. Paul has worked in various roles within GKN for over 25 years and is now responsible for setting up GKN Metallurgy’s digital system in line with Industry 4.0.
Cyber threat intelligence - properly gathered, refined, and applied - can help companies recognize business risks and implement protections
that specifically threaten the integrity and functioning of their organization. But what is cyber threat intelligence (commonly referred to as just threat intelligence)? How can you leverage it to your business? And finally: What separates high-quality and low-quality threat intelligence?
This webinar featuring The Security Ledger’s Paul Roberts, LookingGlass’ Brandon Dobrec, and a mystery guest industry speaker will review the value of threat intelligence to any organization, identify how to use threat intelligence to your advantage, and ways to orchestrate threat intelligence to automate mitigation and combat third party risk. Tune in on Wednesday, June 6 @ 2PM ET!
With innovation budgets increasing each year and R&D efficiency decreasing in the western world, many companies are starting to get creative with how they structure and what claims they include in a patent. This is not only to give their technology better protection but to also increase the value of their claims.
One of the methods that is becoming prevalent in the Automotive and Consumer Good Industries is the use of Human Experience factors in a patent. By link your technology to the User Experience provided by it. This is useful when filing in crowded patent spaces, enabling broader protection at lower cost than a "picket fence" IP strategy.
Jason Lye (IAM 300 Strategist), and Founder of Lyco Works, who has used this technique with many of his clients will be exploring some of these patents and how to make the most out of User Experience in this webinar.