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
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
This live webinar covers the most important things you need to know about the data, systems and assets that are living in your organization’s environment. Three of our industry experts: Douglas Bayne, Bill Noonan and Rosario Mastrogiacomo will be discussing the importance of knowing what’s in your environment and how to protect your most sensitive information. Specifically, they will be discussing:
• How to gain visibility into your environment
• Data security
• The problems people have with unstructured data
• Mishandling of data
• Open access and much more!
About the presenters:
Doug Bayne is the Director of Professional Services at SPHERE Technology Solutions. Doug is an industry expert with over 25 years of experience solving challenging business problems with re-engineering and technology across the Data Governance, E-Communications & Surveillance, and Identity & Access Management domains. Doug is a thought-leader and innovator with a deep understanding of technology, security and compliance. Doug brings his years of expertise to SPHERE by managing our services organization that delivers on the solutions that our clients depend on to solve their risk and mitigation needs.
Rosario Mastrogiacomo is the Director of Architecture and Design at SPHERE Technology Solutions. Rosario is an experienced technology executive and industry leader with over 25 years of experience working in the financial services industry. At SPHERE, Mastrogiacomo is responsible for the strategy of SPHERE’s suite of solutions including SPHEREengine, and SPHEREboard.
Bill Noonan is a Senior Director at SPHERE Technology Solutions and oversees Sales, Marketing and Business Development. As an experienced Executive and industry leader who is well-known throughout the business world, Noonan brings over 30 years of experience and expertise in a variety of disciplines, and has a huge list of accomplishments – and stories!
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
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.
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
This webinar covers how to identify AD group owners for organizations. Our Director of Professional Services, Douglas Bayne, discussed how we figure out where ownership is missing, inaccurate or inconsistent, identifying all the different data sources that provides clues on ownership, how to catalogue probable ownership but also have a second or third option, where to keep track of ownership and report on future misconfigurations and a sneak peek into how to validate ownership.
This webinar covers how to identify Active Directory group owners for organizations. Join this interactive webinar with SPHERE Director of Professional Services, Douglas Bayne, as he discusses:
-How to figure out where ownership is missing, inaccurate or inconsistent
-How to identify all the different data sources that provide clues on ownership
-How to catalogue probable ownership but also have a second or third option
-Where to keep track of ownership and report on future misconfigurations
-A sneak peek into how to validate ownership
About the presenter:
As the Director of Professional Services for SPHERE Technology Solutions, Douglas Bayne oversees Project Managers and Security Engineers; ensuring that they provide a clear strategy for clients to address their data governance, security and compliance needs. Bayne brings over 20 years of experience in managing global infrastructure solutions, and has a proven track record of delivering multi-million dollar projects on-time and on-budget. Acting as a strategic business partner with clients, Bayne can bring innovative technology solutions to bear; with the on-going mission of meeting current and future needs.
Self-learning artificial intelligence (AI) in cars is anticipated to be one of the most extensive disruptions in the automotive industry. The technology is the key to unlocking fully autonomous cars and enhancing value for end users by enabling OEMs to diversify from a product focus to service focus. Frost & Sullivan recognizes four levels of evolution between 2016 and 2025 that would lead to various use-case scenarios on which industry participants can capitalize. Nevertheless, the market potential has attracted technology companies to participate in AI development, which, in turn, will lead to the disruption in the automotive industry value chain.
Expert Insights You Will Not Want to Miss:
· Understand the self-learning car roadmap to reformulate the product planning strategy.
· Explore the technology focus and its applications to prepare for the transformation in the industry.
· Learn more about the involvement of technology companies in the development of cars and how automakers are cooperating with them.
Sapin II, the new French anti-corruption law, has been in effect for nearly a year now. The new law required companies with operations in France to implement compliance programs, created a new French anti-bribery agency, and created a judicial agreement similar in structure to the U.S. deferred prosecution agreement (“DPA”).
In a panel discussion, Xavier Oustalniol of StoneTurn, Daniel Kadar of Reed Smith and Dominique Laymand of Ipsen will provide an update on how these changes in French law are impacting companies and whistleblowers.
Topics to be covered include:
-- A Look at the Anti-Corruption Landscape
-- How are Affected Companies Handling the New Compliance Rules?
-- Quantifying the Anticipated Impact of the Law in Years to Come
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.
In 2018, the gains realized from applied analytics will become so pervasive that we expect virtually every security product to be an analytics product. Automation will become more evident, identity will assume new importance, and consolidation will be the word of the day at the endpoint. With new classes of security concerns already making headlines in 2018 – and with EU Global Data Protection Regulation and privacy in the spotlight - what risks are on the horizon?
Join Scott Crawford, Research Director, Information Security and Dan Kennedy, Research Director, Voice of the Enterprise, for a live webinar on February 13 as he reviews these and other trends expected to shape the information security landscape in 2018, and the level of impact those trends will have on the market. Come armed with questions, as there will be a live Q&A session at the end of the webinar.
If 2016 was the year that the Internet of Things transitioned from an ill-defined buzzword to a mainstream industry, 2017 saw the growth and maturing of IoT across all verticals globally. As we move forward in 2018, a more sober, pragmatic tone has emerged that reflects the complexity of scaling operationally focused IoT applications and the necessity for analytic workloads running at several points on the continuum from the far edges of the IoT networks, to aggregation points, to the centralized cloud.
Join 451 Research’s leading IoT analysts, Brian Partridge and Christian Renaud, for a live webinar on February 9 as they review the trends expected to shape the IoT landscape in 2018, and the level of impact those trends will have. Come armed with questions, as there will be a live Q&A session at the end of the webinar.
It’s no longer business as usual in the multibillion-dollar tech M&A market. New buyers are displacing many of the long-time leaders, while other companies from far outside the tech industry are suddenly looking for ways to buy into new trends. To help you navigate this changing M&A landscape, join Brenon Daly, 451 Research’s Director of Financials, for a look ahead to activity in 2018. Drawing on data and insight from across 451 Research, our annual Tech M&A Outlook webinar will highlight specific trends in key enterprise IT markets – including information security, software, mobility and IoT -- that will shape dealflow and valuations in the coming year.
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
In this annual webcast, our panel will analyze key SEC enforcement developments from 2017, and will discuss what to expect in 2018. Among other items, the panel will address:
• new SEC leadership and its new priorities;
• current legal and policy issues arising from cases involving the FCPA, financial fraud, insider trading, and investment management; and
• developments in the Whistleblower Program, the new Cyber Unit and Retail Strategy Task Force, and other ongoing initiatives.
Please join panelists Bill McLucas from Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP; Doug Davison from Linklaters; and Marty Wilczynski and Steve Richards from Ankura Consulting as they address these and other developments in SEC enforcement.
In the midst of reported declines in securities enforcement, 2017 was yet another record year for reports to the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower. In the six-year history of Dodd-Frank’s whistleblower provisions, the SEC has turned tens of thousands of tips into nearly a billion dollars in enforcement actions, returning over $160 million of the pockets of whistleblowers. In 2017, the SEC continued to financially reward those who come forward with information concerning potential securities violations as well as take aggressive enforcement actions against those alleged to have discouraged whistleblowing through retaliation or restrictive severance agreements. On top of all this, the federal courts continue to teem with civil anti-retaliation claims and the Supreme Court has agreed to decide the foundational question of whether Dodd-Frank’s anti-retaliation provisions apply to those who have not reported to the SEC.
These trends, coupled with dynamic developments in FCPA enforcement, provide the perfect storm for keeping in-house counsel and compliance professionals up at night.
Securities Docket is pleased to present its sixth annual webcast on the intersection of Dodd-Frank’s whistleblower provisions and the FCPA. This free 90-minute webcast will include a dynamic and participatory discussion on the statutory and regulatory framework of Dodd-Frank’s whistleblower provisions, discuss their interpretation by the SEC Office of the Whistleblower and federal courts, analyze their intersection with the FCPA, and provide participants with practical tips for navigating the minefield of whistleblower complaints.
Biometrics has slowly become more and more present in our everyday lives. We no longer bat an eyelid when our phones require us to use a finger print for a payment or even when its how you get into your gym. So whats the next step?
Cubic, who are the people behind the payment technology of the London Transport System, have devised a system that can double the “throughput” of an entrance—from 25 people crossing a gate’s threshold per minute, to about 50 or 60. This idea could mean that we would no longer have gates at tube stations across London and instead your phone in combination with your face.
Niosha Kayhani of Cubic will be taking us through the development of this Technology and also the growing uses and industry that is Biometrics.
· Learn about self-healing coatings for automotive, portable consumer products, exterior panels of aircraft, oil & gas, wind turbines, and military equipment.
· Gain expert insight into the development of lightweight composites and reinforced polymers that are resulting in multi-functional materials.
· Identify new opportunities in product development and the potential for wide-scale adoption of materials in automotive, construction and industrial applications are expected to ramp up from 2018 to 2019.
David Pridham, Chief Executive Officer and Brad Sheafe, Chief Intellectual Property Officer of Dominion Harbor will be taking us through their recent acquisition of the Kodak Patent Portfolio and the steps they are taking to monetise over 4000 patents.
Unfortunately patent monetisation isn't as simple as selling or licensing, it depends heavily on the other players in the market, where the market is moving and also the litigation and future legislation when it comes to that particular technology.
This webinar will cover:
- The analytical approach (using technology to help assess the opportunity)
- The go-to-market strategy development
- How to present this strategy to potential buyers without being exposed to litigation risks
- Building global partnerships to maximise the monetisation potential of the portfolio in a heterogeneous, world-wide marketplace
- Managing prosecution, maintenance, divestiture and abandonment
The rapid growth of so-called “unicorn” companies – privately held start-ups with valuations of more than $1 billion – presents a number of significant regulatory challenges and risks. Although many people believe that special rules and exemptions apply to unicorns, in fact, unicorns may not be so unique in the eyes of regulators. Much like public companies, it is more important than ever that they focus on developing appropriate legal and compliance procedures surrounding capital raising, public disclosures, options compensation, and related issues to avoid, or best respond to, scrutiny by regulators, including the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Join a distinguished panel of industry professionals including WilmerHale partners Lori Echavarria (former SEC Associate Regional Director and head of Enforcement for the Los Angeles Regional Office) and Michael Mugmon, and Ed Westerman, Senior Managing Director and Co-Leader of Forensic Accounting & Advisory Services at FTI Consulting, to discuss important SEC trends and initiatives impacting unicorn companies. Topics to be covered include:
· The Unicorn Landscape
· Jurisdictional “Hooks”
· The Vulnerability of Unicorn Companies
· Transitioning from Private to Public: What Happens Next?
· The Trump Administration and the Current SEC Environment
The recent global hacks on companies and organisations including Merck, Mondolez International, Rosneft and the NHS have demonstrated that all different types of industries are at risk when it comes to cyber attacks/hacks.
Most people think about the obvious affects such as consumer data infringement or loss of functionality but what can an attack mean for your R&D department?
Jeff Middleton, CEO of Lantium, who build bespoke cyber security solutions, will take us through the learning's of recent "Petya" and "WannaCry" attacks, as well as how we can prevent and minimise losses in such instances.
Topics covered in this webinar:
- Recent Global Attacks and learning
- How Cyber attacks affect R&D, M&A and IP
- What to consider when creating a cyber-safety strategy.
Essential viewing for anyone that runs a company where data could be at risk.
Can government institutions use modern tools and technologies to become more flexible and responsive to their constituents? What should they be looking at, and how should they adapt to the challenges of data security, privacy, and reliance on legacy systems? Digital transformation is an ambitious project for any organization; government decision-makers are hoping it will provide a path to broader citizen engagement, empowered employees, and new digital infrastructures that will provide better access to data and services.
In this webinar we will discuss the results of a survey on the challenges and imperatives of digital transformation, including the perspectives of government managers on their technology and operational challenges and expectations.
Banks, credit unions and insurance companies may have differing business models, but they all have a common goal: better conversion and retention rates.
Fortunately, better customer onboarding usually translates to better conversion and retention. For this reason, organizations continue to invest in digital technologies to streamline operations and eliminate time-consuming online interactions in areas such as new account opening, loan origination and policy applications.
Those first information-intensive interactions, of course, are the most critical: you usually only get once chance to win a new customer’s business. But winning is only part of the equation. What if you could win—and wow—customers from those first moments and keep them engaged throughout the onboarding process?
Mark your calendars for this upcoming webinar, where industry experts will share six best practices to help your organization win and wow customers:
• Easy—Enable instant image and data capture via web and mobile technology
• Accurate—Extract data from pictures of physical documents without error-prone manual entry
• Automated—Invest in workflow tools to automate and track completion of process steps
• Visible—Empower staff and customers with process transparency and timely communication
• Consistent—Ensure data is complete and integrated across internal systems
• Efficient—Meet expectations for speed, while effectively managing regulatory risks
Speakers will include:
•Sheryl Kingstone, Director, 451 Research
•Sarah Johnson, Industry Solutions Architect, Kofax
•Jim Marous, Owner and Publisher, Digital Banking Report
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.
Digital Transformation is powering growth opportunities in Smart R&D, Patient Engagement, and Healthcare eCommerce. The explosion of patient centricity and technological advancement in big data analytics, cloud and artificial intelligence are putting severe pressures on companies to leverage all types of data (clinical, social media, IOT, etc.) in innovative ways. While the industry is decidedly upbeat on this new trajectory, there are heightened concerns about managing data privacy, especially for data flows outside the traditional ecosystem.
• Learn about trends and growth opportunities in the Life sciences IT sector
• Discuss hot topics, including Smart R&D, Digital Manufacturing, Connected patient and IVD eCommerce (B2C models)
• Hear from industry leaders about company growth strategies and best practices for implementing digital solutions
• Gain perspectives on M&A’s and the impact of investments from Big Tech companies
In an age where technology and cars have never been more intertwined, experts believe the most successful automotive companies in the future, are the leaders in the smart manufacturing race today. 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 techniques is clearly beneficial, and of course, it isn’t just about software and connectivity tools, it's about making better business decisions by using data to solve problems before they happen.
But how can you begin making your organisation smarter? PatSnap is pleased to welcome Paul Mairl, Chief Digital Officer at GKN Metallurgy. Paul has worked within GKN for over 25 years and is now responsible for setting up GKN Metallurgy’s digital system in line with Industry 4.0.
In this webinar, Paul will be sharing:
- What smart manufacturing really means
- How GKN successfully integrated it across their shop floor
- Techniques you can use to successfully integrate smart manufacturing processes into your organisation
- The benefits and barriers of these techniques
Mature products, such as smartphones and cars, tend to become very similar – whether they are from different manufacturers or the latest model from the same manufacturer.
Speed, power and slight changes in appearance become the focus for many companies. Marketing can make advances through insightful methods to dig deeper into opportunities from unmet needs – but the right science and technology are required to make them real.
R&D teams have access to incredible developments in science and technology, such as artificial intelligence and the latest developments in genetics, but struggle to find how to link them with market opportunities. Opportunities become ‘market pull’ or ‘technology push’, without joining together. Innovation opportunities must connect customer needs with science and technology to be more than just ideas or technologies.
This webinar will demonstrate how technology mapping can be used to discover new opportunities, whichever direction you start from, and how IP landscapes can then help you to make the right connections.
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