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    • Kappos answers your patent reform questions Kappos answers your patent reform questions David Kappos, USPTO director Recorded: Jul 12 2011 6:30 pm UTC 84 mins
    • With a House of Representatives vote on patent reform looming, patent owners and practitioners must consider what legislative changes such as a first-to-file system, new post-grant review procedures and an end to fee diversion will mean for them in practice.

      In this live interview, Eileen McDermott will pose your questions about patent reform to USPTO director David Kappos. Submit your questions for Kappos anonymously when you register for this free webinar, which is the first in a series of webcasts examining impending changes to the US patent system.

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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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    • Pitfalls in Post-Grant Trials Pitfalls in Post-Grant Trials Eugene Perez & Gerald Murphy, partner, Birch Stewart Kolasch Birch LLP; Michael Loney, Americas editor, Managing IP Recorded: May 12 2015 8:00 pm UTC 66 mins
    • Managing IP’s next webinar, run in cooperation with Birch Stewart Kolasch Birch LLP, will take place on May 12 at 4pm (eastern standard time); 1pm (pacific standard time) and will discuss ‘Pitfalls in Post-Grant Trials’.

      The popularity of USPTO post-grant patent trials have only increased. Whether the PTAB institutes an inter partes review, a post-grant review, or a post-grant validity review of qualified business method patents, each trial has procedural pitfalls with considerable strategic considerations during the Second Phase of the trial (from the institution decision to the final written decision by the Board). This webinar will explore the most common mistakes the third party petitioner or patent owner during the 2nd Phase, with an explanation of key decisions by the PTAB (including those posted on the USPTO microsite) as well as the Federal Circuit. The focus will be on discovery, the patent owner motion to amend, oral hearing, and estoppel.

      Speakers include:
      •Michael Loney, Americas editor, Managing IP (moderator)
      •Eugene Perez, partner, Birch Stewart Kolasch Birch LLP
      •Gerald Murphy, partner, Birch Stewart Kolasch Birch LLP

      With post-grant trials becoming increasingly popular, having an in-depths understanding of the pitfalls and challenges is essential for sustaining a strong presence in the market place. 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.

      This webinar relates to our April 16 discussion focusing on ‘Pitfalls in the first phase of Post Grant Proceedings’. You can listen to it here: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/327/149005

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    • Pitfalls in Post-Grant Proceedings Pitfalls in Post-Grant Proceedings Eugene Perez, partner, BSKB; Gerald Murphy, partner, BSKB; Michael Loney, Americas editor, Managing IP Recorded: Apr 16 2015 8:00 pm UTC 62 mins
    • Managing IP’s next webinar, run in cooperation with Birch Stewart Kolasch Birch LLP, will take place on April 16 at 4pm (eastern standard time); 1pm (pacific standard time) and will discuss ‘Pitfalls in Post-Grant Proceedings’.

      With the passage of the America Invents Act in 2011, the number of filings for USPTO post-grant patent trials has dramatically increased. Whether it is an inter partes review, a post-grant review, or a post-grant validity review of qualified business method patents, each PTAB trial has procedural pitfalls with considerable strategic considerations, even before the PTAB makes an institution decision (also known as the First Phase of the trial).

      This webinar will explore the most common mistakes for the third party petitioner and patent owner made during the 1st Phase, with an explanation of key decisions by the PTAB (including those posted on the USPTO microsite) as well as the Federal Circuit. The focus will be on the real party in interest requirement (including privity), joinder and claim construction (interpretation) using the broadest reasonable interpretation standard.

      Speakers include:
      •Michael Loney, Americas editor, Managing IP (moderator)
      •Eugene Perez, partner, Birch Stewart Kolasch Birch LLP
      •Gerald Murphy, partner, Birch Stewart Kolasch Birch LLP

      With post-grant proceedings becoming increasingly popular, having an in-depths understanding of the pitfalls and challenges is essential for sustaining a strong presence in the market place. 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.

      Also, don’t forget to mark your calendar for May 12, when we will follow up with a second webinar on ‘Pitfalls in Post Grant Trials’.

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    • The State of Patent Eligibility The State of Patent Eligibility Managing IP and Lexis Nexis Recorded: Sep 19 2012 3:00 pm UTC 83 mins
    • After the Supreme Court’s decision in Prometheus and its vacatur and remand of the Myriad decision, the question of what constitutes patent eligible subject matter continues to pose a challenge to courts, the PTO and practitioners. This webinar will address the impact of the Prometheus decision on the eligibility question including what guidance it may provide with respect to the eligibility of gene patents, how the PTO is likely to react to the decision and the impact the decision will have on the medical field.

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    • Pitalls & Strategies in Protecting your IP Rights in Africa Pitalls & Strategies in Protecting your IP Rights in Africa Simon Brown, Kevin Curran, Charles Macedo, Jenny Pienaar, James Nurton Recorded: Apr 6 2016 3:00 pm UTC 66 mins
    • Broadcasting live from the MIP Africa Roadshow taking place on April 6 in New York, this 60 minute webinar will discuss the vastly different approaches needed to effectively protect your IP rights in Africa.

      Topics include:
      •The last frontier: How African laws and systems are evolving in an ever-changing world
      • Adopting strategies for protecting and enforcing IP rights in Africa – unique challenges
      • Navigating vastly different approaches across territories in order to effectively protect IP rights
      • Gaining traction from the significant economic improvements that have occurred in many
      African economies

      Presenters: Simon Brown, partner and chair of trade marks department, Adams & Adams; Kevin Curran, global IP counsel, Ascensia Diabetes Care; Charles Macedo, partner, Amster Rothstein & Ebenstein; Jenny Pienaar, partner - trade mark litigation, Adams & Adams; James Nurton, managing editor, Managing Intellectual Property.

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    • Magic IP Strategy Answers for IP Counsel Magic IP Strategy Answers for IP Counsel Barry Brager, Managing Partner, Perception Partners; Michael Loney, Americas Editor, Managing IP Recorded: Apr 13 2016 3:00 pm UTC 58 mins
    • The presentation is about a magic eight (ball). Not quite the answer machine you knew as a kid, but similar.

      Today your clients expect outside counsel to manufacture answers on demand. Answers about extrinsic risks, expressed in terms of what client stakeholders are doing in legal, technology and business terms. And they may want you to bring the answers to the table before they commit to the firm. You can't just shake the old 8ball for answers but you also can't cost-effectively predict problems before they arise. Or can you?

      Spend 45 minutes with Anaqua to hear from World Leading IP Strategist Barry Brager as he discusses 8 factors of insight you can bring to the table in your client development - far in advance of your next client win.


      Barry is a Certified Licensing Professional that brings a unique combination of expertise in entrepreneurship, analytics and marketing to the firm’s diverse teams, tools and techniques. In his role, Barry helps clients fully leverage innovation and IP strategy with a range of Expert Services from IP creation to IP monetization that have supported decisions related to billions in IP transactions.

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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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    • Effective obviousness arguments in district court and PTAB Effective obviousness arguments in district court and PTAB Robert A. Surrette, President, McAndrews, Held & Malloy; Mary Elizabeth Mauro, Intellectual Property Counsel, Stryker Corp Recorded: Nov 4 2015 5:00 pm UTC 61 mins
    • Managing IP’s upcoming webinar ‘Effective obviousness arguments in district court and PTAB’, held in association with McAndrews, Held & Malloy, will take place on November 4 at 5:00pm London time (12pm Eastern/11am Central/9am Pacific).

      In this webinar speakers will discuss:

      •Obviousness: the evolving legal standard and its policy rationale
      •What PTAB/district data tells us (does not tell us) about trends in obviousness holdings
      •Patent holder tactics to combat obviousness during prosecution and after
      •Strategies for challenging and defending a patent with no validity presumption and a broadest reasonable interpretation
      •Best practices for petitioners at the PTAB and defendants in litigation
      •Practical tips for deploying and combating the objective indicia of non-obviousness

      Confirmed speakers:

      •Robert A. Surrette, President, McAndrews, Held & Malloy
      •Mary Elizabeth Mauro, Intellectual Property Counsel, Stryker Corporation
      •Michael Loney, Americas editor, Managing IP (moderator)

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    • Dissecting the gene patent debate Dissecting the gene patent debate LexisNexis and Managing IP Recorded: Aug 10 2011 4:00 pm UTC 81 mins
    • The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued its decision in Association for Molecular Pathology v USPTO and Myriad Genetics on July 29, reaffirming that isolated DNA sequences are patent eligible. However, if taken up by the Supreme Court, the case could still reverse 35 years of USPTO practice during which the Office has granted thousands of patents on isolated DNA sequences. Join us for a discussion of the case from both the reasearch community and patent holder perspectives, and for a legal analysis of possible next steps.
      Speakers:
      Eric Bensen - Author and consultant
      Lawrence Sung - University of Maryland School of Law
      Andrew Strong - Kalon Biotherapeutics

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    • US Patent Reform Forum: Industry perspectives;  ITC proceedings;  Kappos Keynote US Patent Reform Forum: Industry perspectives; ITC proceedings; Kappos Keynote 1)Sherry Knowles, principle, Knowles Intellectual Property Strategies and Gary Griswold 2)Judge Paul Michel Recorded: Mar 27 2012 2:45 pm UTC 153 mins
    • 10.50am An Industry Perspective: We lobbied the cause; the act was passed – where did we land?

      • Case notes from the pharmaceuticals and life science industry perspective
      • Comparative reflections from the IT and software industry
      • Discussions on implications of AIA for the future of patenting
      • Advantages of trade secrets in the light of AIA: Considering recent trade secrets case law
      and developments

      11.50 Key considerations: The Joinder Provision; ITC proceedings and the new rules on false marking
      • Will the Joinder Provision of AIA result in more ITC filings?
      • Analysisng the relationship between post-grant procedures, litigation and ITC investigations
      • Pros and cons of ITC under AIA
      • Is this the end of false marking litigation and how will or should ‘Competitive Injuries’ be
      defined?
      • A look at the opportunities and risks in the new enforcement landscape

      12.50pm Keynote address: David Kappos, undersecretary of commerce for intellectual property and director of the USPTO

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    • IPnomics: Using Data to Re-Invent Your IP Management IPnomics: Using Data to Re-Invent Your IP Management James Nurton (MIP), Mark Bullard (Lecorpio), Jared Engstrom (Red Hat) Recorded: Mar 31 2015 5:00 pm UTC 73 mins
    • A lot has been made recently about using big data to gain a competitive edge. Perhaps the most familiar example was made famous in the book and movie Moneyball. The book examined how the budget conscious Oakland A’s manager, Billy Beane, used data to compete with the deep pockets of the New York Yankees and other rich teams. With one of the lowest payrolls in baseball, Beane was able to consistently field a winning team, including a twenty game win streak, the second longest in baseball history.
      However, Beane did not create baseball stats. In fact, he used data that teams had been collecting for the previous 75 years. What Beane did was to look at the data in a new way and ask a different set of questions: What stats matter the most to win a game? Which players are the most undervalued?
      Some in intellectual property management have begun to look at how data can be used to make their organizations more efficient. This webinar will examine how forward thinking IP organizations can use data to optimize their IP management process. Topics covered will include:
      -What questions are important to ask?
      -How do organizations go about collecting the data necessary to answer those questions?
      -How should organizations use data to optimize their IP process?
      Speakers will include:
      Mark Bullard, VP Product Management, Lecorpio
      Jared Engstrom, Senior Patent Attorney, Red Hat

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    • Using Social Media to Get Ahead Using Social Media to Get Ahead Emma Barraclough, Group Editor, Managing IP Recorded: Dec 15 2014 4:00 pm UTC 73 mins
    • Managing IP, in association with the Managing IP Women in IP Global Network, invites you to join a free web seminar focusing using social media to get ahead.

      Speakers include:
      Linda J. Thayer, Partner, Finnegan
      Mary Kaczmarek, Business and Professional Development Consultant, Skillful Means Marketing LLC
      Katherine McGowan, Trademark/Advertising Counsel, LinkedIn
      Christine Kao, Intellectual Property & Identity Policy, Twitter

      This webinar will cover topics such as:
      • Building your personal brand on social media
      • Social networking, blogs and content communities; Twitter, Facebook, YouTube
      • LinkedIn – making yourself contactable; showing yourself in the best light
      • Using social media to keep in touch with old colleagues and connect with new ones
      • Using online platforms effectively – contributing as well as information gathering
      • How are your clients using social media?
      • Finding the right communities for you
      • Using social media to win business
      • Legal issues to consider: who owns a company channel? How to ensure you avoid liable

      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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    • Developing and managing the strategic IP portfolio Developing and managing the strategic IP portfolio Dana Rao, VP litigation,Adobe; Douglas Luftman, VP& Chief IP counsel, NetApp; Bill Soward, COO, Lecorpio Recorded: Dec 11 2014 6:00 pm UTC 65 mins
    • Managing IP’s next webinar, run in cooperation with Lecorpio, will take place on December 11 at 6pm (GMT); 1pm (EST) and will discuss strategies for using patents defensively and offensively.

      In a patent-driven industry where being first to file is paramount, companies recognize the power of turning ideas into assets. More and more companies now choose to aggressively grow and diligently monitor their intellectual property (IP) portfolios, viewing them as critical business assets. Patent frontrunners IBM and Samsung have set the bar high by collectively securing more than 12,000 patents in 2013 alone. Moreover, over 75% of Google’s patents have been awarded in the last two years and the number of applications from the search giant as well as other Silicon Valley-based tech companies is skyrocketing.

      But as companies race to create more IP, how do innovation leaders ensure that their patent portfolio is aligned to strategic priorities? This webinar will discuss how to manage and create a strategic patent portfolio with two innovation leaders.

      Speakers:
      •Dana Rao, Vice-President, Intellectual Property & Litigation, Adobe
      •Douglas Luftman, Vice President, Innovation Services & Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, NetApp
      •Bill Soward, COO, Lecorpio
      •James Nurton, managing editor, Managing IP (moderator)

      Key topics will include:
      •How to align the patent portfolio to business objectives
      •Ways to operationalize the patent process
      •Automating and systemizing IP
      •Managing patents for offensive and defensive strategies
      •Quality vs. speed


      The webinar is free to attend and will last about one hour. The audience is invited to submit questions throughout the webinar, which will be answered during a moderated Q&A session at the end.

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    • Successful early resolution strategies for IP disputes Successful early resolution strategies for IP disputes Edward A. Mas II , partner, McAndrews, Held & Malloy; Leland G. Hansen, partner, McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Vaishali Udupa, HP Recorded: Sep 10 2014 3:00 pm UTC 77 mins
    • Managing IP, in association with McAndrews, Held & Malloy, invites you to join a free web seminar focusing on strategies for early resolution of IP disputes.

      As litigation becomes increasingly expensive and prolonged, early resolution strategies are more and more attractive to IP managers. IP has never been more valuable to an organization, but without the correct enforcement and resolution strategies, IP disputes can become a heavy burden on your budget. Thus, having a range of successful early resolution strategies at your disposal will enable you to save money and find mutually beneficial solutions for IP owners and accused infringers.

      Speakers include:
      •James Nurton, managing editor, Managing IP (moderator)
      •Edward A. Mas II , partner, McAndrews, Held & Malloy
      •Leland G. Hansen, partner, McAndrews, Held & Malloy
      • Vaishali Udupa, IP litigation manager, Hewlett-Packard
      The webinar will focus on successful early resolution strategies, covering:
      •The importance of preparation
      •How to select an appropriate forum
      •Assessment of litigation costs and potential exposure
      •Identifying potential counterclaims
      •How to conduct early discovery and avoid delays
      •Ways to file an early motion for summary judgment
      •The utility of settlements
      •Properly-timed PTO and ADR Proceedings
      •How a redesign might solve your problems

      With litigation becoming increasingly expensive and prolonged, having a well-functioning early resolution strategy is essential for sustaining a strong presence in the market place. This webinar will provide an invaluable guide for IP managers who are facing the problem of having to deliver ever greater levels of IP protection or defense, all while managing resources under considerable time constraints. 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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