Whether you are a sole inventor, or managing a patent portfolio for a global enterprise, patents are a significant investment that can help to protect your most valuable assets and enable them to be commercialized now, and in the future. However, costs involved with protecting your assets, and maintaining them can quickly add up over time.
Dylan O. Adams, Senior Patent Attorney and Amazon Bestselling Author of "Patents Demystified, joins PatSnap once again for an informative and interactive Q&A-led webinar to share some best practices on keeping your patent costs down.
Some topics covered in this session include:
- Cost of provisional patent & non-provisional patent applications
- Cost of responding to office actions
- How to minimizing your attorney costs
- Issuance and maintenance fees
- Litigation and enforcement costs
- International filing costs
This webinar is essential viewing for anyone looking to slash their intellectual; property bill, and put their IP budget to better use.
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.
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.
Generally speaking, it is possible to protect the ornamentation and shape of an article.
However, it will depend on the jurisdiction as to whether this falls within the genus of patent law, or a separate branch of intellectual property known as a design right.
Graphical descriptions play an important role in helping to validate the originality of a proposed invention or design, as well as when searching for inspiration or similar patents. But are you getting the most valuable insight from your design patent data?
PatSnap will be joined by Alan Engel, President of Paterra Inc, for a webinar which will cover a wide range of topics relating to design patents, focusing primarily on East Asia but will also touch on European and American industrial designs and design patents. Topics covered include:
1. The rising importance of design
2. Design patents in the design world
3. Design patents in the patent world
4. Kinds of design patents
5. Principle designs
6. Related designs
7. Partial designs
8. Assembly designs
9. Graphical user interfaces
10. International treaties
11. Searching design patents
12. Design patent valuation
This webinar is essential viewing for patent searchers and patent data users who are seeing more activity involving design patents and want to ensure they have the correct protection.
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.Read more >
inovia surveyed nearly 150 companies to assess the impact of the U.S. economy on global IP strategy and outlook for 2011. inovia Senior Patent Attorney Jeff Shieh will present the key findings, which include:
- Nearly 60% of respondents are working on a reduced IP budget going into 2011.
- 45% of respondents filed more than half of their 2010 applications overseas, but in fewer countries.
- There was a resounding "Yes!" from U.S. patentees regarding support for a unified European patent system.
inovia surveyed nearly 150 companies to assess the impact of the U.S. economy on global IP strategy and outlook for 2011. inovia Senior Patent Attorney Jeff Shieh will present the key findings, which include:
Nearly 60% of respondents are working on a reduced IP budget going into 2011.
45% of respondents filed more than half of their 2010 applications overseas, but in fewer countries.
There was a resounding "Yes!" from U.S. patentees regarding support for a unified European patent system.
To receive a complimentary copy of the U.S. 2011 Global Patent & IP Trends Indicator, visit www.inovia.com/survey.
Patent Quality. It is not as common as you might think!
Getting your patent applications right matters more than anything else you will do in patent prosecution. If you start out with a bad quality, you will likely never end up good … with potentially disastrous consequences to your company or client. In this webinar we will discuss how you can improve your patent application drafts utilising the many special tools available in the LexisNexis PatentOptimizer® solution. We will focus on some of the unique aspects of PCT and EPO practice, provide some contrast to US practice, as well as call out some of the major pitfalls encountered in all three offices. Even if you are not a current subscriber to the PatentOptimizer solution, you are bound to learn something of value for your practice.
In many companies the patent department is seen as a cost center, managed by attorneys, and seen as a necessary evil by corporate executives. In truly innovative companies the patent function is seen as a profit center, and is imperative for the delivering maximum shareholder value for the organization. These companies use patent analytics to understand the technology environment they operate in, and make certain that they are taking maximum advantage of the investment they make in research and development and the patenting process.
These organizations also have highly engaged corporate executives that are actively involved in the development of the company’s patent portfolio. Patent professionals in these organizations use the principles of diversification, and risk management, concepts that are well understood by senior management to bring these critical participants into the development of the company’s patent strategy.
We will be joined by Anthony Trippe, Managing Director at Patinformatics, who was also recently named as one of the Top 300 IP Strategists by IAM Magazine. He will be sharing examples of how patent analytics can be used to understand technology environments, and competitors will be combined with a discussion on risk and diversification as a framework for building patent portfolios that enable corporate objectives and financial goals.
Intellectual property can account for 70% of a company’s value, but how can you be sure that you’re protecting the right patents. Being able to sift through your IP and pick out the gems amongst it can be a challenge, however, with the right strategic mindset, it can be done.
PatSnap is very excited to welcome back Dr Dierk Oliver Kiehne CEO of leading patent valuation consultancy, InTraCoM GmbH. He’ll be sharing best practises and success stories of others being able to draw out their most valuable assets, and learning when it’s time to let go. This webinar is essential viewing for any innovation leaders who want to get the most value from their intellectual property, and make sure only the best of the best has a place in their portfolio.
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?
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
R&D represents a significant investment for most companies, but innovation leaders often struggle to accurately measure the output of their R&D activities. The number of new product launches, or revenue generated from products developed through R&D are too simplistic, and can make it difficult to justify investment in long-term R&D projects.
Dr Dierk-Oliver Kiehne, CEO at InTraCoM GmbH, a leading patent valuation consultancy, joins us for a live webinar where he will discuss how patent valuation data can be used to analyse the output of R&D activities.
He will explore:
- How patent valuation data can be used to measure R&D efficiency
- Why it makes sense to use an indicator approach to patent valuation
- Examples of companies who are achieving extremely capital-efficient R&D
- Other ways that IP value can be used to drive corporate strategy
This webinar is essential viewing for all R&D leaders who are interested in understanding patent valuations and measuring the ROI of their R&D activity.
Building a patent portfolio today which will have strategic value in the future is an innovation challenge facing all heads of R&D and IP. Generating value from intellectual property is difficult – appetites for licensing and litigation are changing, legal challenges are reshaping validity and appeals processes, and technology abandonment is happening faster than ever before.
As an innovation leader, how can you build and shape a strategic patent portfolio that will sit in tomorrow’s growing market place, positioning your company to take advantage of new and emerging opportunities – in the blue ocean?
PatSnap will be joined by Peter Cowan, IP strategist and Founder of IP strategy advisory firm Northworks IP, for a live webinar on how to use blue ocean strategy to build a strategic patent portfolio.
In this webinar, you will learn:
-What blue ocean strategy looks like in today’s world of IP and innovation
- How to analyse the intersection of technology, patents, and market direction to find innovation blue oceans
- How market incumbents as well as start-ups can use their current position to leverage new growing markets
-The practical considerations and challenges of applying blue ocean strategy to your business objectives
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.
How do you know if your innovative idea is really original? How can you find patents that might be encroaching on your existing portfolio? The key how you search for similar patents - but as our presenter Jarrod Britton will explain, this aspect of patent search is as much an art as a science.
In this webinar, we will explore:
• The benefits and limitations of free patent search tools
• Effective techniques you can use when identifying similar patents in your innovation space
• Basic techniques like keyword and classification searching
• How semantic search can help you to go deeper and find more relevant patents
• Avoiding common mistakes when exploring similar IP
Intellectual property can account for 70% of a company’s valuation, conflicting views exist on the best way to value patents and IP portfolios, or even whether they can be valued at all.
Dr. Dierk-Oliver Kiehne, CEO at InTraCoM GmbH, a leading patent valuation consultancy, joins us on 8th February to discuss the various ways in which patents can be valued, as well as the benefits and disadvantages of the various approaches.
He will explain how a better understanding of patent valuations can help to support an organisation's strategic goals and suggest ways in which patent portfolio owners can measure and track the value of their patents. There will also be a Q&A session at the end of this webinar where our audience can put their questions to our expert speaker.
This webinar is essential viewing for all patent owners who are interested in understanding patent valuations, regardless of the scale of their business or portfolio.
Dr Lisa Haile presents this webinar exploring issues and strategies for diagnostic and therapeutic patents and licenses.
This webinar will address questions such as:
Are diagnostic tests patentable?
What are the effects of the Alice ruling and the Myriad Genetics case on patents?
What strategies can be used to avoid the pitfalls associated with patenting around "laws of nature"?
What are the latest rulings and precedents around diagnostics and genetic markers and how is the landscape evolving?
This is essential viewing for anyone involved with intellectual property and innovation in the life sciences sector.
Join WIPR and RWS for a complimentary webinar as we discuss patent filing strategies in China.
As the largest growing consumer market in the world, enforcing your intellectual property (IP) in China has become increasingly critical. In this webinar, we will discuss the ten steps your organization should take when seeking patent protection and help you formulate your commercial IP strategy.
The Shield Act is “entirely unnecessary”; the America Invents Act was a missed opportunity; and two recent US Supreme Court decisions were “extremely poorly reasoned and very harmful to a well-functioning system”
Judge Michel speaks candidly about some of the frustrations he has experienced since stepping down from the bench in order to be free to engage fully in patent debates. In particular, he describes how he testified before a Congressional subcommittee – and the members seemed not to care that he was (perhaps uniquely) a neutral witness, with no axe to grind.
Now legislators are talking about further changes to the patent system, with specific proposals in the so-called Shield Act. But Michel says the Act proposed “would do vastly more harm than good and is entirely unnecessary”. Interfering with judges in the ways proposed in the Act would be a “threat to justice” says Michel, adding that the problems with the patent system are that it is too slow, too unpredictable, too expensive and too disruptive – and solving them means investing in the USPTO (probably by paying examiners more).
As he says in the video, Michel is at liberty to speak out now he is retired, but I suspect his concerns are widely shared in the judiciary. During the Forum, I moderated a panel that included Michel’s successor as Chief Judge, Randall Rader: when I asked him directly if new legislation (such as the Shield Act) were needed, he said emphatically “No” and argued that parties and judges already have the tools they need to deal with abusive and expensive litigation.
I suspect the response from those who feel they have been victims of patent trolls will be: if district court and appeal judges really can deal with abusive litigation, then they should do so. This might involve acting tougher with vexatious plaintiffs and being more willing to award costs in appropriate cases. Maybe we need to see a bit more judicial activity here?
Geoffrey Mason, Esq., Founder and CEO of FastPatentPartner, will discuss how leading patent firms are winning cases and clients in new ways by using custom-built, comprehensive patent data sets and proprietary analytics technologies. Both case studies and practical, do-it-yourself advice will be presented regarding:
•How Microsoft's acquisition of Skype would have turned out differently if inventor-based patent searching had been used instead of company-based searching
•How a litigious, well-known technology company discovered issues with its patents pre-litigation by using USPTO patent assignment records in new ways
•How to use PAIR data to analyze prosecution counsel technical expertise and to pitch your own expertise to clients
14.20 Keynote address: Bob Stoll, former commissioner, USPTO
14.40 In focus: Post Grant Review and litigation strategies under AIA
• Scrutinising the requirements of the new PGR system
• Which patents are vulnerable to a PGR and how are such vulnerabilities defended?
• How to utilise the new prior-use defence
• Elimination of the best mode defence
• Patent portfolio management: Budgeting for increased fees
Challenging patents involving unpredictable technologies for obviousness is particularly difficult due to the well-established factor of “reasonable expectation of success” and the related KSR factor of “limited number of predictable solutions”. This webinar, presented by attorneys that have successfully argued on both sides of this issue for chem/pharma/bio patents, will discuss two to three leading PTAB decisions, including related appeals, that illustrate when obviousness challenges have and have not been successful. The case discussions will provide (1) a summary of the documentary evidence relied on, including critical excerpts from that evidence, (2) a summary of the “story” that was being told by each party and (3) the role that expert testimony appeared to play in the PTAB decisions. This one-hour seminar will also briefly explore what types of cases are better challenged in court and what types of cases are better challenged at the PTAB. The goals of the seminar are to allow parties to evaluate the chances of success for a contemplated or recently filed PTAB challenge and to help parties to a PTAB proceeding develop a record to support their respective positions. CLE available.Read more >
Join us for this live 30-minute webcast to introduce our latest annual patent litigation report. Hear straight from the author about the highlights and trends discovered in the 2016 report.Read more >
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.Read more >