The legal community on BrightTALK combines the fields of employment law, e-discovery, intellectual property and environmental law to create a thriving ecosystem of legal resources. Attend live and on-demand webinars dealing with employment contract law, e-discovery solutions, intellectual property software and sustainable development from leading lawyers and legal professionals to gain knowledge in a wide range of fields. Join the community and be part of the conversation by attending live legal webinars and connecting with industry thought leaders.
Join us for an interactive webinar with Dylan O. Adams, a Senior Patent Attorney and Amazon Bestselling Author of "Patents Demystified: An Insider's Guide to Protecting Ideas and Inventions."
His book, Patents Demystified, is the Official Patent Guide of The American Bar Association and is used at Top Universities Including Harvard and Stanford. As a senior patent attorney, Dylan has experience with U.S. and foreign patents in a wide variety of technology fields, including software, computer hardware and biotechnology.
In this webinar, we will explore which patent protection strategy best fits your business goals, both short and long-term. We will discuss best practices on how to work with your patent attorneys to craft the strategy that fits current and future budget constraints, and how you can easily leverage your patent assets and derive the most value from them.
Welcome to PatSnap. In this initial onboarding webinar, emphasis will be put on understanding the core aspects of intellectual property and applying this to the fundamental tools and features within our system.
You’ll leave these sessions understanding how to:
•Perform basic searches on PatSnap, using IPC’s and boolean operators
• How to filter your search results to ensure only the most relevant patents appear
• Customising your account settings
• Identify individual sections of a patent document, (patent families, citation analysis etc...)
• Utilise your research efforts by saving and sharing your work, building basic lists, or downloading full patent documents.
Join Laura Schoppe, President of Fuentek, a consulting firm specializing in IP asset management, tech transfer and commercialization - on Wednesday 11th January to find out how you can improve the ROI of your intellectual property by using patent data.
In this session, you will learn how to get early market feedback, and develop new commercial opportunities for your IP. Laura will provide practical, actionable advice on:
- Readiness Assessment for Market Planning (RAMP)
- Identifying potential collaborators and licensees
- Verifying market fit and collecting feedback
- Developing a licensing / commercialization strategy for your IP
There will also be time for a live Q&A, so if you have any questions about commercializing your IP, this is a great opportunity to speak to an expert.
A short demo of SaaS-delivered eDiscovery automation software that simplifies litigation, investigations, and audits for legal, compliance, and security pros by allowing them to upload, review, and produce documents from one platform within minutes. For a free trial, visit eDiscovery.co.
What does the Apple vs Samsung SCOTUS ruling mean for the patent industry in 2017?
Gene Quinn and special guests look back at the most important moments of 2016, and consider the issues that look set to shape the patent industry in 2017
It is that time once again when we look back on the previous year in preparation to close the final chapter on 2016, and we begin to look ahead and ask what is in store for the new year.
Gene Quinn, patent attorney and founder of IPWatchdog.com, will moderate this discussion, alongside a panel of very special guests.
Join us as we discuss:
2016: The Year of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board – From the Supreme Court deciding Cuozzo, to the Federal Circuit spending much of the year rubber stamping the PTAB, it has been a rollercoaster year.
2016: Software Patents Strike Back – A series of Federal Circuit decisions post-Alice have started to provide meaningful insight into how software can be described so that it will be considered patent eligible.
2017: Regulatory Reform NOT Patent Reform – Patent reform will almost certainly not be a top priority for the Trump Administration, but regulatory reforms to the PTAB could be seen and may be quite significant and beneficial to patent owners.
2017: Supreme Court to Decide Samsung v. Apple - The decision will either validate the value of design patents or make design patents virtually worthless.
As the competition for top talent intensifies, a positive candidate experience can be a key differentiator for employers. While new technologies and products may promise a more efficient way to hire, HR and recruiting professionals cannot overlook the importance of meaningfully connecting with candidates at important touch points.
During this webinar, experts from ManpowerGroup Solutions and the Talent Board will discuss trends in candidate preferences and motivators and provide actionable strategies for creating a better candidate experience.
By participating in this webinar, you will:
- Understand the impact of candidate experience on employer brand
- Find out the latest trends in candidate preferences and motivators, based on results of the ManpowerGroup Solutions Global Candidate Preferences Survey
- Learn a best-practice approach to candidate experience
Beth Theodore, Director, Shared Services, ManpowerGroup Solutions and Kevin Grossman, VP, North America Program, Talent Board
* Please note that this webinar is not eligible for HRCI credit.
Resource constraints, financial and human, mean that most universities simply do not have the luxury of being able to back every research commercialisation opportunity. Therefore, it is essential to develop a strategy and process that optimises the chances of backing winners, be it to maximise the financial return or to address the non-financial impact agenda.
PatSnap will be teaming up Isis Enterprise, the innovation consultancy division of Oxford University Innovation, to discuss some key measures that can be taken to identify promising commercialisation projects that are underpinned by strong intellectual property. We will also be providing insight on methods for trimming and shaping academic patent portfolios so that they are optimised for strong overall returns.
Whether operating in the region or conducting business through third parties, the shifting risk and regulatory landscape in Latin America poses many challenges. With local nuances, a one-size-fits-all approach to compliance and due diligence might do little more than provide a false sense of security.
Join Kroll's experts as they discuss the changing risk environment in Latin America and the potential implications on your risk mitigation and due diligence programs in the region.
- Corruption risks and trends in Latin America
- Understanding local nuances: What you need to know when conducting business with third parties in the region
- Best practices for risk mitigation and due diligence
In today’s complex and ever-changing security landscape, every C-Suite and Board knows of cyber risk, but what does it really mean to be prepared to respond to a data breach incident? Top executives do not have to become cyber security experts, but they must make sure their organization’s breach response plans and strategies are defined and set. While they will not directly lead technical, legal and notification efforts to address data breaches, they do need to act as internal champions of proper planning and prevention.
Identifying and closing security gaps, directing communication channels, and developing and regularly testing incident response plans are as important now as managing any other business risk or concern. Therefore, company leadership must take charge and direct their organizations to conduct extensive preparation efforts to mitigate those risks and make certain everyone stands ready to execute against the established procedures and policies when a breach occurs.
In this webinar, you will hear from experts who have been on the inside and outside of data breach response efforts. You will learn:
•Why the C-Suite and Board need to champion planning and prevention efforts.
•How to get Executive buy-in.
•Ways to build stronger response structures from the top.
•How to construct response architectures. Who needs to be responsible for what?
•Cyber Risk – What are the latest threats and what does the C-Suite and Board need to understand?
•Developing and directing an Incident Response Plan: Where do the C-Suite and Board fit in?
•Examples our experts have seen – the good and the bad
This unique E-Discovery Day webinar highlighted the progress of eDiscovery technologies during the last decade and looked forward through the lens of innovation into the next ten years of data discovery. This information-packed session included some of the world’s foremost authorities on eDiscovery who shared their thoughts, considerations, and recommended best practices for the use of Technology-Assisted Review.
Panelists included moderator Mary Mack (ACEDS), George Socha (BDO), David Horrigan (kCura), Bill Dimm (Hot Neuron), Bill Speros (Speros and Associates) and Doug Austin (CloudNine).
Security teams continually look for better ways to collect, analyze, and apply threat intelligence. Join our webcast with industry experts Mike Rothman and A.J. Shipley in their lively discussion of building, optimizing, and getting more value from your threat intelligence program. They’ll explore:
•Evaluating data quality
•Understanding threat context, relevance and priority
•Key use cases around threat prevention, detection, and remediation
•Best practices and advanced tools & technologies.
More than 21 million military veterans live in the United States. Employers need to know veterans’ job search preferences and motivators for career change in order to attract and retain this valuable workforce.
During this webinar, experts from ManpowerGroup Solutions and T-Mobile will discuss the how veterans can provide much-needed skills, veterans candidate preferences and talent acquisition strategies.
By participating in this webinar, you will:
1. Learn how the World of Work is changing and how veterans can provide valuable provide skills during an ever-growing talent shortage
2. Identify how companies can implement or improve veterans hiring programs
3. Gain insights from real-life examples of companies, such as T-Mobile, that are leading the industry and benefiting from veterans hiring programs
Presented by Greg Fenton, Vice President, ManpowerGroup Solutions, and Military Veteran; Lisa Schiller, Vice President, ManpowerGroup Solutions; Marty Pisciotti, Vice President, Employee Careers, T-Mobile; and Jared Flynn, Head of Talent Acquisition, T-Mobile.
* Please note that this webinar is not eligible for HRCI credit.
On June 13, 2016, the United States Supreme Court decided that the two-part Seagate test being used to decide whether or not an infringer is subject to enhanced damages was inconsistent with the statutory authority (35 U.S.C. §284) relied on for those claims. How has that decision impacted the District and Federal Circuit Court rulings?
Join Fitzpatrick and Managing IP for a complimentary webinar as we discuss Halo and the impact it has had on claims made under §284 in the district courts since June.
The webinar will be moderated by Michael Loney, Americas editor at Managing IP, and will feature Michael McGraw and Zachary Garrett, attorneys from Fitzpatrick, as they discuss the following topics:
- The end of Seagate and the Federal Circuit’s two-part test
- Halo and the current standard for enhanced damages
- Impact on the District Court cases following Halo
- Impact on the Federal Circuit cases following Halo
Prior to making an investment in a start-up, investors look to ensure that the team, product, and market aspects are all strong. They then carry out due diligence to expose and plan for potential risks. These usually include financial and legal risks, but more and more investors are focusing on intellectual property too.
PatSnap will be teaming up with Jon Calvert, Managing Director at ClearView IP, to discuss what aspects should be considered when beginning due diligence and how a rigorous approach can secure a greater likelihood of realising substantial investment returns.
In this webinar we will explore:
- What kind of intellectual property does a startup actually have?
- How do I know if the intellectual property position is strong?
- What kind of things should be on my intellectual property due diligence check list?
- How can I put a financial value on the intellectual property?
The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 provides the first federal civil cause of action for trade secrets misappropriation. Join us for a discussion of the cases filed under the new statute and an exploration of the emerging legal and strategic issues facing DTSA litigants.
Topics to be addressed by the panel include the identification and management of trade secret assets to avoid their misappropriation; the strategic considerations for referring a trade secrets case to the criminal authorities after a breach has occurred; the primary differences between litigating trade secrets claims under state and federal law; and a review of the first wave of cases being filed under the new federal statute.
Come prepared to look at disaster recovery planning with a 360 degree view for the enterprise and SMB space, and walk away with technical ideas you can begin to implement immediately. During this presentation, we will discuss disaster recovery planning considerations and partnerships. We will also walk through technical solutions that provide a way to use virtualization and storage strategies for an approachable DR solution.
India remains an attractive destination for foreign investors as its economic fundamentals and optimism about its prospects remain strong. From a macroeconomic perspective, India is one of the fastest growing major emerging markets, with recent projections from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) pointing to a fiscal growth of 7.4% versus a 6.6% expansion in China for 2016. Politically, it is more stable than in previous cycles, with the BJP led government initiating a number of reforms and regulatory measures that are instilling economic confidence and raising India’s attractiveness as a destination for FDI. The country’s demographics are equally promising: India is home to 18% of the world’s working-age population (ages 15-64), a growing middle class with increasing purchasing power and a corporate sector that is flexing its muscle domestically and globally.
Join Kroll’s team as they share the shifting dynamics of investing in India, replete with both risks and rich rewards at every turn. It includes an in-depth commentary by Reshmi Khurana, Kroll’s Managing Director and Head of South Asia, and Tarun Bhatia, 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
Join RWS inovia and Managing IP Magazine for a complimentary webinar as we discuss Brexit and implications for the Unitary Patent (UP), the Unitary Patent Court (UPC) and other important patent related issues.
The UP was established with the intent of providing a single European patent covering 26 nations. With the recent vote for Brexit, there is uncertainty as to when and how the UP will come into force. If it does, it may not include the UK, one of the largest economies in Europe.
How will this affect your patent portfolio? Join us for the discussion!
The webinar will be moderated by James Nurton, managing editor, Managing IP and will feature Reinhard Ottway, CEO of RWS Group, Gary Smith, former Director of the PCT at WIPO, and Justin Simpson, Founder of inovia as they discuss the following topics:
Following Brexit what are the implications for the UK, Europe, and beyond?
How will this affect your filing and enforcement strategies?
How will this impact the cost of receiving patent protection?
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
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.
Successful companies abide by a fundamental business principle: “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” Lawyers and electronic discovery professionals, however, have been slow to adopt this bedrock tenet, relying instead on more reactive and subjective approaches. As regulatory requirements, data volumes and types, and budget pressures mount, proactively managing litigation portfolios can provide substantial differentiated value. In this webinar, our experts will discuss how pre-defined, comprehensive, and legally defensible managed services programs foster faster identification of responsive and critical information, more efficient and predictable spending, and better litigation outcomes.
•Stephen D. Whetstone
Executive Managing Director & Leader, Electronic Discovery & Disclosure
Vice President of Product Strategy
Delta Air Lines
Finding the right candidates to prepare for high-volume times of the year is a rising challenge for many companies. Even organizations with their own dedicated recruiting or talent acquisition function struggle with the lack of qualified applicants.
There is a need for a holistic approach to seasonal hiring, and companies must look closely at their internal operations as they seek to solve external talent challenges. Experts from ManpowerGroup Solutions and Lowe’s Companies will discuss solutions to overcome seasonal hiring challenges, including collaborative talent pools and other innovative solutions.
By participating in this webinar, you will:
•Learn how the World of Work is changing and the impact on seasonal hiring
•Identify solutions for companies to overcoming their seasonal hiring challenges
•Gain insights from real-life examples of companies like Lowe’s that are leading the industry and benefiting from collaborative talent pools
Welcome to Advanced PatSnap onboarding. In today’s webinar we will be taking the next steps in learning more about the platform, not only identifying helpful tools, but also establishing value. In today’s session we will be:
• Identifying innovation opportunities to increase ROI on R&D investment
• Highlight potential freedom to operate regions, looking at grant and litigation data using live patent landscapes
• Understand what aspects of PatSnap can reduce litigation and infringement risk throughout your business plan.
• Evaluate licencing and collaboration partners
Managing discovery is more complicated and expensive than ever, with more data and documents to manage, new sources and types of data to consider, and changing Federal and State rules. As an attorney, what do you need to know today to stay on top of it all? This CLE-approved* webcast session will cover key terms, rules, duties, and case law to give you the tools and resources necessary to efficiently and effectively meet the challenging discovery obligations that attorneys will face in 2017.
+ Key Terms
+ Phases of the EDRM
+ Rules Regarding Electronically Stored Information (ESI)
+ Competency Ethical Duties of Attorneys Regarding eDiscovery
+ Top Ten Important Cases in the Evolution of eDiscovery Best Practices
+ Useful Resources for eDiscovery Continued Education
Doug Austin: Doug is the VP of Operations and Professional Services for CloudNine. At CloudNine, Doug manages professional services consulting projects for CloudNine clients. Doug has over 25 years of experience providing legal technology consulting, technical project management and software development services to numerous commercial and government clients.
Doug is also the editor of the CloudNine sponsored eDiscovery Daily blog, which has become a trusted resource for eDiscovery news and analysis.
Karen DeSouza: Karen is the Director of Review Services, In-House Counsel, and a Professional Services Consultant for CloudNine. Also, Karen helps attorneys with CloudNine's software and Pre-Litigation Consulting Services. Karen is a licensed attorney in Texas and has over 15 years of legal experience. She also has a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies - American Jurisprudence. Before CloudNine, Karen worked as an E-Discovery Director, Project Manager, and as an Associate at various law firms in Houston area where her primary focus was litigation.
*Approved for MCLE in TX and FL (and selected states based on approval at time of webcast delivery).
This webinar will take a look at the various ways in which you can utilize the plethora of tools in the PatSnap armory to make sure you’re up to date on your competitors, suppliers, and even your own portfolio.
Whether it’s making sure you know about the new patents that have been filed, or the new markets that have been identified, we can help ensure you’re not behind on the news.
Tego’s technology embeds data and documents directly on an asset, creating business intelligence and powering the internet of things.
By 2020, an estimated 50 billion devices, robots, and sensors will be connected to the internet, and to each other. These devices are impacting every aspect of how we work and live, in what is being described as the 4th industrial revolution.
Timothy Butler, CEO of Tego, will share how the company's intellectual property strategy began to take shape while the Tego was still a very early stage startup. He'll discuss how Tego's IP strategy has evolved as the company has grown, and share insights on best practice for SMEs when managing their IP.
As we move into the next industrial age the skills needed to attract, engage and retain talent are shifting. Employee gender balance is critical to the success of any organisation and creating a flexible family friendly environment is a part of the equation to fully harness female talent and progression.
This webinar will explore the return on investment from establishing flexible family friendly workplaces and how this directly supports your application and success for Athena SWAN. The session will look at both the economics and neuroscience of sustainable high performance and the correlation to flexible family friendly workplaces as well as a road map to implement change.
Join us on February 8th at 12 noon to see this informative session and case studies from the University of Manchester, Kings College London and the University of Suffolk.
A well-managed patent portfolio can generate significant revenue for patent owners. But as a portfolio grows, so too does the annuity bill.
Managing patent annuity costs is a major issue in the patent industry and it's a topic which has hit the press recently as there is a nascent class action underway in the US involving a major payment provider.
PatSnap will be joined by Peter Rouse, Director at Patent Annuity Costs Limited for a webinar on strategies for managing patent annuities, giving patent portfolio managers an overview of the key considerations to be aware of.
There will also be a Q&A session where you can put your questions on this topic to Peter.
Intellectual property can be one of the most daunting aspects of creating anything, from products to jingles. In this webinar, Dominic Ladden-Powell from PatSnap explains intellectual property, what it is, why you already have it, and what to do with it.
In this webinar, PatSnap investigates the growing need for accelerating innovation in enterprises and a less silo-led approach to various aspects of intellectual property. We examine the ways in which organizations can approach faster innovation processes and, crucially, how to measure the performance of any new initiatives. What are the key data points that should be tracked, and how can you benchmark yourself against the competition?
There are many things to learn from billion dollar companies but one of the most interesting is how and where they choose to patent. IBM filed 7,000 patents in 2016 alone, and remains the number one patentee in the world. In this webinar, Joe Bamsey explores IBM’s IP strategy and uncovers some of their patenting best practices.
Patent Trolls present a real threat to intellectual property owners and their ability to commercialize their IP assets.
Patent reforms such as The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) which was originally intended to encourage innovation may have had the unintended consequence of creating more opportunity for NPEs, while making it substantially more difficult for innovators to protect their intellectual property.
In this webinar we will discuss what patent trolls are, the risks they pose, how best to identify them, and present several practical strategies which can be used to protect your company's valuable IP assets from the threat of patent trolls and other non-practising entities.