Highly-publicised data breaches – like the 70 million US citizens affected by the Anthem health insurer hack in 2015 – are symptomatic of the increased attention paid by hackers of every stripe to the valuable data held in organisational IT infrastructure, both in-house and outsourced. Demonstrating the worrying results of compromised third party access to your network, this webinar will show that once a breach occurs, how it can escalate and the potential devastating consequences to data integrity and infrastructure uptime. Attendees will come away with a solid understanding of where and how attackers look to break in and, more importantly, what to address to ensure third parties entering your organisation are correctly controlled, monitored and secured.Read more >
Navigating Change: The Dynamic Environment for Intellectual Property Planning in association with DeloitteRead more >
In a knowledge economy, intellectual property (IP) is increasingly important, but what are intellectual property rights and how do you use them? This presentation from Matt Dixon will give a whistle-stop overview of the kinds of intellectual property protection available to British companies, and how these can be used to secure the value of a business. The presentation covers trade marks, patents, copyright, registered designs and confidential information and aims to give business executives enough understanding that they can identify the intellectual property issues in their own business and seek relevant advice.
Matt Dixon is a partner in the London office of Harrison Goddard Foote. Matt’s expertise covers the technical areas of physics, engineering, electronics and software. Matt works with many high growth technology businesses, particularly in the UK innovation hubs of London, Cambridge and Southampton, helping companies develop effective intellectual property strategies. Matt is a member of the Council of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, a member of the Advisory Panel of Ideas21, a not-for-profit organisation supporting British innovators, and is a regular speaker on intellectual property issues for business. In 2009, Matt was recognised by Intellectual Asset Management magazine as one of the world's leading intellectual property strategists.
Inherent in a more open information environment are potential risks that intellectual assets can be compromised to the detriment of the company and its stakeholders. These Intellectual assets contribute enormously to Air Products competitive advantage. Shash Patel will present a case study combining effective IT governance, information security management and risk mitigation strategies with the objective to protect and secure intellectual assets. You will also learn how to practically apply the framework to your business.
Shash is currently Director of Intellectual Asset Protection and Data Privacy reporting to Air Products’ Chief Risk Officer.
His previous role was Global Director of IT Security, Compliance and Risk Management from 2006 to 2008. Prior to that, Shash helped to establish Air Product’s IT / Business Relationship efforts leading to, in 2004, taking over leadership of the Global IT Account Management Team, comprising of business and process account managers and functional leadership of IT in International Regions and management of IT MA&D activities.
In a varied career he has worked on IT related assignments within Air Products’ Plant Operations, Engineering and European Chemicals Divisions, which included 2 years in the US as a Project Manager and 4 years based in the Netherlands as a Computer Systems Manager.
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
•Robert A. Surrette, President, McAndrews, Held & Malloy
•Mary Elizabeth Mauro, Intellectual Property Counsel, Stryker Corporation
•Michael Loney, Americas editor, Managing IP (moderator)
During the 3rd part of our digital use case series, we will explains how a large steel factory protects its intellectual property from being stolen through hacks.Read more >
As the value of intellectual property assets has become more widely recognized within corporations, in boardrooms and even in mainstream media, it has rapidly emerged as a viable new asset class that has attracted certain investors. As such, the market has seen the introduction of various intellectual property-centric private equity funds ranging from entities that acquire pools of patents for defensive reasons to entities that invest in companies with valuable intellectual property assets. Three of the world’s leading strategists according to IAM magazine, Raymond Millien of PCT Companies, Abha Divine of Techquity Capital Management, and David Ruder of RPX Corp. will lend their expertise and insight on the following:
* How do IP and private equity mix?
* Who are the investors?
* How are investments identified?
* What are the various IP investment vehicles?
* How are funds attempting to seek ROI for their investors?
Dr ChaseCunningham Limiting your risk around theft of intellectual properties with Dell Cloud OnsiteRead more >
In these times of economic uncertainty when financing is sparse, investors need to look for alternative strategies and financing options for their portfolio companies. In this session, we will explore various options for non-dilutive funding rounds, including evaluating the many options for utilizing their intellectual property.
Richard C. Hsu
Partner and Chair, Technology Licensing Practice Group
Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP
Andrew T. Ramer
Ocean Tomo Auctions, LLC
Managing General Partner
Grand Banks Capital
Jon M. Herzog
Partner, Private Equity and Technology Group
Goodwin Procter LLP
All companies have some form of Intellectual Property, but awareness of what IP consists of, how you can protect it and how you can gain from investing in IP is very limited. This Webcast will help business leaders understand their own IP position better, and hopefully provide ideas on how to protect and monetise that IP. We will include the findings from a number of business case studies that Knowledge Peers have researched, together with the chance to ask an expert live and online about your own IP position".
Better understanding of your IP position
Ideas for protecting and monetising your IP more effectively
Present your questions live to an IP expert
Adrian worked in private practice for several years before moving into the corporate patent department of a multinational pharmaceutical company, where he was employed as Senior Patent Counsel. In this role, he was responsible for providing IP support to five research and development facilities across Europe and in doing so, gained wide experience in managing all IP-related aspects of product development, from the initiation of development to launch. He joined W.P. Thompson & Co. in 2009, becoming a Partner in the same year. He is qualified as both a Chartered Patent Attorney and a European Patent Attorney. Adrian read Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Warwick, graduating with a BSc (Hons) and has lived and worked in Japan.
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.
•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
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.
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
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
• 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
Together Chemir Analytical Services and Nature's Fingerprint can provide highly-precise assessment of potential counterfeit pharmaceutical products and, more significantly, protect the highly-valuable process-patent intellectual property of pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms, potentially extending the drug patent life by a number of years.
This webinar will introduce cutting edge technology used for pharmaceutical process and product authentication. Learn how this technique:
-- "Rounds off the patent cliff" to extend effective patent life
-- Defends against counterfeit drugs by "fingerprinting" chemical processes
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
Strategic Intellectual Property Monetization
• Analyzing your IP portfolio and identifying appropriate assets
• Transactions options including selling and licensing
• Utilizing IP as collateral for loans
• IP sale/license-back
• Royalty-based financing
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.
In this webinar Alyssa Harvey Dawson, Vice President of the Global IP and Licensing team at Harman, will share how Harman has leveraged technology and metrics to focus its IP strategy, optimizing its processes to support smarter, quicker decisions.
Steve Preston, Anaqua’s Senior Vice President of Marketing, will join to discuss how other organizations are benchmarking their processes, and quickening their pace of innovation by leveraging technology.
Supplementary protection is vital for patent owners in the pharmaceutical and related industries, but Europe’s SPC regime has thrown up many challenging questions. Specialists from IP law firm Marks & Clerk and from industry will discuss the latest cases and the issues addressed in this one-hour webinarRead more >
Lex Machina’s second annual Patent Litigation Year in Review seeks to provide insight into the main trends of 2014 and the mechanisms driving them, showcasing the value of legal analytics when it comes to informing business decisions about litigation.Read more >
How does your outside counsel stack up? How effective are they compared to other firms? It's time to go beyond mere budgets and assess counsel performance. Learn how to:
• Assess prosecution effectiveness of counsel
• View prosecution analytics on a per-attorney and per-firm basis
• Evaluate counsel based on grant percentage, number of office actions filed, extensions granted and other metrics
Do you know who is profiting from your IP? Leon will show you how you can:
• Identify when former inventors file applications on work done under your employment
• Determine if current employees are using your IP for other purposes
• Automatically monitor current and former inventors' filings
Get ahead by understanding the patent citation landscape. Use citation analysis to:
• Quickly identify licensing or monetization opportunities
• Identify new and rising competitors
• Uncover the hidden signals that your portfolio gives to other patent owners in your space
• Use classification to short list a set of patents for FTO or assertion review
Managing IP, in association with inovia, invites you to join a free webinar, 'How to enforce IP in China', on March 14 at 10am PST/ 1PM EST/6PM GMT.
This webinar brings together several highly qualified speakers to look at aspects of IP enforcement in China, including the Chinese patent process itself, the risks associated with entering the local market and finding the most cost-effective method of enforcement. First-hand experience from our speakers will demonstrate the importance of utility models and of filing early, among other things.
Countries of Southeast Europe are continuing to develop their customs practice. Changes in regulations, landmark cases, increase in counterfeit goods passing through the borders, training of the customs officers, and for many of these countries, the hope of entering the European Union, are all influencing the changes and developments in the practice. Our lawyers from Slovenia, Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria will give quick and valuable insights into the customs practice of the region and discuss the problems and solutions. Join us for this 45 minute presentation that will be followed by a short question and answer session.Read more >
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