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    • Patent Industry Challenges for 2017: PTAB, Trump, and Design Patents
      Patent Industry Challenges for 2017: PTAB, Trump, and Design Patents Gene Quinn, patent attorney and founder of IPWatchdog.com Recorded: Dec 15 2016 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    • 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.

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    • Ask a patent attorney: Intellectual property strategy Q&A with Dylan Adams
      Ask a patent attorney: Intellectual property strategy Q&A with Dylan Adams Dylan O. Adams, Senior Patent Attorney and Amazon Bestselling Author Recorded: Jan 18 2017 6:00 pm UTC 53 mins
    • 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.

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    • Brexit: The Impact on Your International Patent Filing Strategy
      Brexit: The Impact on Your International Patent Filing Strategy James Nurton Recorded: Oct 18 2016 2:00 pm UTC 69 mins
    • 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?

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    • Managing Patent Annuity Costs - What you need to know
      Managing Patent Annuity Costs - What you need to know Peter Rouse, Director Recorded: Feb 15 2017 4:00 pm UTC 51 mins
    • 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.

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    • How to identify similar patents in your technology space
      How to identify similar patents in your technology space Jarrod Britton from PatSnap.com Upcoming: Mar 1 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    • 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

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    • Patent Valuation Methodologies for Companies and Entrepreneurs
      Patent Valuation Methodologies for Companies and Entrepreneurs Dr. Dierk-Oliver Kiehne, CEO at InTraCoM GmbH Recorded: Feb 8 2017 4:00 pm UTC 64 mins
    • 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.

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    • Judge Paul Michel Speaks Out on Patents, Congress and the Supreme Court Part 1
      Judge Paul Michel Speaks Out on Patents, Congress and the Supreme Court Part 1 Judge Paul Michel (Retired) Recorded: Mar 28 2013 9:55 pm UTC 6 mins
    • 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?

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    • How to Win Patent Cases and Clients Like Never Before
      How to Win Patent Cases and Clients Like Never Before Geoffrey Mason, Esq., Founder and CEO of FastPatentPartner Recorded: Dec 10 2013 7:00 pm UTC 34 mins
    • 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

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    • WIPR and BSKB present: Obviousness in PTAB Trials for Chem/Pharma/Bio Patents
      WIPR and BSKB present: Obviousness in PTAB Trials for Chem/Pharma/Bio Patents Gerald Murphy (BSKB), Eugene Perez (BSKB), Kristi Sawert (USPTO), Peter Scott (WIPR) Recorded: Oct 13 2016 3:30 pm UTC 66 mins
    • 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.

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    • South Korea’s legal framework and patent enforcement
      South Korea’s legal framework and patent enforcement J. Kenneth Oh, head of IP division, LG Display; Duck Soon Chang, partner, Kim & Chang; Stephen T. Bang, partner, Kim & Chang Recorded: Feb 13 2014 2:00 pm UTC 71 mins
    • Recently, as the number of patent infringement actions filed by foreign companies against Korean competitors has increased, Korean companies have responded aggressively with counteractions in multiple countries, frequently including Korea. Under this changing environment, the quality and size of the Korean patent portfolio plays a critical role in balancing the overall positions between the disputing parties.

      With recent cases such as the Apple v. Samsung disputes, Osram v. LG Innotek & Samsung LED and the “Viagra case” between Pfizer and Hanmi Pharmaceutical, having a clear understanding of the South Korean legal framework and enforcement practice becomes crucial in successfully protecting your patent portfolio and other forms of IP rights.

      Whether you, or your clients, face litigation in Korea, or will potentially be facing it in the future, this webinar will help you understand the essence of Korea’s legal framework, analyse different enforcement options, and give advice on effective counter-measures.

      Speakers include:
      • James Nurton, managing editor, Managing IP (moderator)
      • Mr. J. Kenneth Oh, vice president, head of IP division, LG Display Co., Ltd.
      • Mr. Duck Soon Chang, partner, Kim & Chang
      • Mr. Stephen T. Bang, partner, Kim & Chang

      The webinar will focus on South Korea’s legal framework and patent enforcement practice, covering:
      • Enforcement options in South Korea
      • How to utilize the bifurcated court system
      • Effective counter-measures to an invalidity defence
      • Analysis and discussion of South Korea’s most notable patent infringement cases

      The live audience will be able to ask questions of the speakers during the webinar, which will be in English and will last one hour.

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    • Patent trolls & damages
      Patent trolls & damages Eric E. Bensen, independent consultant; Bryan W. Butler, IBM; Charles R. Macedo, Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP Recorded: Dec 17 2013 5:00 pm UTC 79 mins
    • NOTE: All slides are now ready for download under: http://slidesha.re/1bRku0n

      Recently, there has been a rise in allegations that the high costs of the patent litigation system in the US are being exploited to reach settlements even on low-value patents. This has led to concerns from technology companies as well as end-users that the patent system is impeding business development and innovation.

      Key to this debate is the question of damages in litigation: How are they awarded? What is proportionate? Are any changes in the law needed? In this webinar, our panellists will look at the issues raised by the troll debate, what strategies plaintiffs and defendants can adopt and what changes, if any, are needed.

      Whether you, or your clients, face threats from trolls, or will potentially be affected in the future, this webinar will help you understand the essence of the problem, how existing laws can already face these challenges and the consequences of new legislation on the issue.

      Speakers include:
      • James Nurton, managing editor, Managing IP (moderator)
      • Eric E. Bensen, intellectual property author and independent consultant
      • Bryan W. Butler, IP Counsel, IBM
      • Charles R. Macedo, Partner, Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein LLP

      The webinar will focus on patent trolls and damages, covering:
      • What is ‘troll-behaviour’, and what is acceptable?
      • How can existing laws be utilized to tackle the problem?
      • What is being done to change the situation, and will these initiatives be effective or harmful?

      With the troll issue being discussed around the world, there is still a lack of definition and clear understanding. This webinar will provide an invaluable guide for patent owners who are affected by this problem, or might be in the future, as well as their advisers. The live audience will be able to ask questions of the speakers during the webinar, which will be in English and will last one hour.

      NOTE: All slides are now ready for download under: http://slidesha.re/1bRku0n

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