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)
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.
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
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
With internal and external threats seeking to gain control of companies intellectual property, a new approach is necessary in order to enable companies to effectively defeat intellectual property theft attempts. In this session, Securonix and McAfee will present their combined solution that secures data by leveraging on existing DLP technologies and a powerful layer of in-context intelligence. This allows for unprecedented, real time detection of theft by leveraging on behavioral profiling and accurate comparative algorithms that significantly reduce the number of false positives and enable security teams to focus on the most critical events.Read more >
This webinar comes as a result of our clients' interest in knowing more about IP protection in the special-status territories of Eastern Europe: Kosovo, Transnistria, Abkhazia and South Ossetia. How to approach the protection of IP in these territories, should brand owners file or not, and where, what are the latest IP updates and tips for IP holders? We will attempt to answer these questions during our webinar. At the end of the webinar, we will also discuss the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia.Read more >
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.
•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.
IP is emerging as the pre-eminent asset class of the 21st century, with a market value estimated at over 5 trillion dollars in the US alone. This webinar will explore how IPXI, the world’s first financial exchange with an IP focus, will:
-Allow owners of IP to more efficiently monetize IP assets
-Provide IP owners access to risk management tools
-Allow investors access to a new universe of trading, investment, and arbitrage opportunities
By creating a liquid market for IP assets, implementing contract standardization, and providing market participants with access to market data, IPXI will facilitate a deeper understanding of the economics of innovation.