In 2008, a US district court said that expired patent numbers fall within the scope of “unpatented articles”, as defined by the section of the US statute relating to the standards for bringing lawsuits for false patent marking. Then, in December last year, the Federal Circuit ruled in Forest Group v Bon Tool that false marking defendants are subject to potentially much greater fines than had been previously awarded.
These two cases have arguably incited a false marking frenzy in the US, with hundreds of suits having been filed this year alone. This webinar will discuss how we got here, proposals to curb the problem, and strategies for companies to both avoid and successfully navigate such actions.
Eileen McDermott, Managing IP (moderator)
Lawrence M. Sung, University of Maryland School of Law
Robert Krebs, Nixon Peabody
Maia Harris, Nixon Peabody
RecordedDec 8 201094 mins
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The current pandemic situation is unsettling, yet we hope temporary. This webinar will look at nine key skills you can work on during this time and ongoing, that will help to future proof your career - both in terms of the current situation and other changes that are happening regardless. These key skills are our non-technical 'soft' skills which are frequently neglected, yet essential to progress in your career and improve your firm's performance.
Join executive coach Alicia Sutton for this 30 minute webinar.
Do you often find yourself wondering whether or not you’ve demonstrated the right level of assertiveness? This uncertainty can impact our effectiveness and self-confidence. With the increase of virtual working, it can be even more challenging to gauge how well you’re representing yourself in conversations with colleagues and clients. This engaging and interactive session will support you in having clarity on how to stand up for yourself, whilst also creating warmth and connection in your relationships.
In Part 1 we covered - How to Identify your Personal Brand.
That’s a great first step but your personal brand is no use if only you know about it! You need to take proactive steps to raise your visibility. This 30 minute seminar will provide tried and tested tips on how to do this.
I’m not about to suggest you all start speaking at international conferences if that’s not your thing. There are introverted and extraverted ways to do this. Yes, stretch outside your comfort zone but I’m not asking you to terrify yourself.
It’s about finding natural ways to share with people:
•what you do,
•what they can expect from you,
•how they will benefit from having a working relationship with you,
•your interests and where you want to go in the future.
Ngozi Aderibigbe, Oloruntobi Opawoye and Joy Azumara from Jackson, Etti and Edu
The western part of Africa is known for its vast population, cultural diversity and illustrious commercial activities that traverse the several countries that make up the sub-region. With trade and commerce deeply and historically embedded in the lifestyle and cultures of the people, it is no wonder that the use and protection of intellectual property rights is a significant concern – as well as a treasure trove of opportunities.
Together, the trio of IP experts from Jackson Etti and Edu dissect the underlining issues surrounding trade and commerce cultures in West Africa and further advise on the best strategies to protect IP rights in this region. In this webinar, we will discuss cultural patterns such as the appetite for foreign goods, the relatively open borders and free trade system being operated in the region, the national and regional IP filing systems and how all of these come together to paint an interesting picture in the IP space. Join us on the 9th of June as we uncover the treasures of West Africa.
What type of person do you imagine saying ‘I’m currently working on my personal brand?' For many people, it’s an unflattering image that comes to mind, usually of someone similar to the most annoying contestants on The Apprentice.
I’m with you on this, such people have me ready to run in the opposite direction. The thing is, you have a personal brand whether you realise it or not. People are making judgments about you all the time based on your: work, behaviours, communication style, appearance etc. It matters because it’s a key factor in:
•whether opportunities and clients come your way,
•whether people want to help you on projects and
•whether people buy into what you are trying to achieve.
So, identifying your brand and raising its visibility, are vital.
This 30 minute webinar will explore the first step in this journey – How to Identify your Personal Brand.
For step two, join Part 2: Raising your visibility, next week.
Join Alexandra Durnford, coach and former crisis management consultant, for 45 minutes to discuss how you can coach yourself and leaders as we navigate through the Covid-19 crisis by borrowing from best practice crisis management.
There are a number of similarities between effective crisis management and coaching which we can use to help ourselves and those we work with, to adapt to the ‘new normal’ and create sustainable working practices. These include focusing on:
- Creating time and space to achieve perspective and insight
- Discipline of thought and approach
- Emotional Intelligence.
‘Uncertain,’ fast-moving’ and ‘unprecedented’ have been the buzzwords of the last two months. As this feeling of flux is likely to continue for some time, it is vital to develop mechanisms for coping. Join Executive Coach Julie Smith for 30 minutes as she shares a selection of tools to build and maintain your resilience during these unusual times.
Finding the time to lead - and knowing how to do it well - can be difficult at the best of times. It can be challenging to figure out how to balance doing your own legal work with the responsibility of managing and motivating your teams and colleagues.
During a crisis, when working lives and social interactions are disrupted, it can feel overwhelming and almost impossible to do effectively, remotely. Yet our personal experience and studies show that now, more than ever, is when we all want and need great leadership. It’s become essential. What can you do to improve how you show up as a leader for others while you’re in lockdown?
This 45 minute session will give you immediate practical takeaways based on the latest leadership research. It will help you not only focus on what’s important during COVID-19 but also give you the tools to enable you, your colleagues and your business to come out better and stronger on the other side.
Tracy-Gene G. Durkin and Gaby L. Longsworth, Ph.D from Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox
This webinar will focus on techniques and skills to develop (and keep) new business.
The speakers will discuss various ways to make contacts and build networks to reach potential clients, including how this can be done during these difficult times. Calling on their own personal experiences, they will discuss what worked and what they wished they had done differently, particularly early in their careers. They will also talk about how to focus on and win the business you want, and equally important, how to keep it once you have it.
Simon Baggs (Incopro), Dan Glover (McCarthy Tetrault), Helen Saunders (Incopro). Moderator Sanjana Kapila (Managing IP)
Millions of locations online are dedicated to infringing intellectual property, including by offering copyright content without any licence and selling counterfeit products. It doesn’t stop there. Infringers will fake accounts to harvest data, run operations to trap people into paying for services that they never receive and give access to products that are illegal and often dangerous.
All responsible Internet operators can play their part in stopping this proliferation of unlawful activity online. Hosts of websites act to take down an illegal website when notified. Social media platforms remove harmful posts when notified.
But search engines will do very little, if anything. Indexing the world’s information has gone too far.
So, what can be done to redress the balance?
Join us as we analyse:
• What is happening online, with practical case study examples on issues affecting the pharma, sports, consumer product, motoring and electrical sectors
• The case law that shows how search engines can be required to do more
• What next steps brands can take to get more cooperation from search engines
Managing IP: Ed Conlon; Olivares: Alejandro Luna F., Gustavo Alcocer, José Miguel Lecumberri, Ingrid Ortiz
Join Olivares and Managing IP for a complimentary webinar on May 14th at 4pm GMT/11am EST as we review the interplay between Cannabis and IP in Mexico.
Topics to be discussed include:
• Regulation of the use of Cannabis in Mexico.
• Current legal framework.
• Intellectual Property & Cannabis.
• International trade law issues.
• Cannabis business in Mexico from the corporate perspective.
• Steps and predicted developments on the legal framework of Cannabis in Mexico.
Join Gowling WLG and Managing IP for a complimentary webinar on February 12 at 4pm GMT/11am EST as we review the challenges posed by the future development of connected cars and autonomous vehicles. Guest speakers Matt Hervey and James Nurton will discuss strategies for innovative and disruptive technology trends. Topics to be discussed include:
• Challenges to the automotive industry: scale of investment needed, new entrants, competition for AI skills
• Patentability of AI in automotive applications
• Alternatives to patenting including the importance of trade secrets, copyright, designs and branding
• Is data properly recognised in IP?
• SEPs and connected vehicles and the potential for standards for AVs
• Growth of litigation in the automotive sector and licensing models
• IP for mobility as a service
Julie Smith, Pressurevalve; Michael Loney, Managing IP (moderator)
Coaching is now a key component of many development packages, but do we really understand what it is and how to use it to our advantage?
In this practical session we’ll explore the following questions:
•What is coaching and what isn’t coaching?
•What type of challenges and goals can coaching help with?
•What happens in the coaching process?
•Are you ‘coachable’?
•How do you find a coach and assess whether they are the right fit for you?
Julie Smith is Director and Coach at Pressurevalve Ltd. As well as being a qualified executive coach, she’s also an experienced leader with 15+ years in management positions. Ten of these were in senior posts, including heading national operations and an interim CEO post. This means she understands the complexities, challenges and rewards of leadership. Key success factors in her coaching include helping people develop: skills in viewing situations from different perspectives, self-awareness, decision-making, confidence, self-belief, self-coaching and resilience. As well as coaching, Julie: designs and facilitates sessions for leadership programmes in London and New York, runs network groups for leaders and is Chair of the Global Taskforce of the American Express Leadership Academy, Alumni Network. If you’d like more information on Julie’s coaching services, plus self-coaching resources, visit: https://www.pressurevalvecoaching.com/free-stuff
Justin Simpson, RWS, founder of inovia; Xia Zheng, founder, president of AFD China Intellectual Property
The data trends do not lie: China will soon become the top filer of IP in the world, both home and abroad. What does this mean for your business? Join RWS and Managing IP for our webinar China IP Trends: the shift in patent filing as we take a look at the data and give you tips to stay ahead of your competitors. Guest speakers Justin Simpson, RWS, founder of inovia and Xia Zheng, founder, president of AFD China Intellectual Property, will review trends from WIPO and discuss important strategies for filing in China, including some of the advantages of their system and common mistakes even experienced filers fall victim to.
•Keys to Success: Understanding the Patent System in China
•National Filing Numbers in China: Looking at the Data
James Nurton (Managing IP), Robert Poolman (Minesoft) Costas Stephanides (RWS inovia) & Andy Cloughley (Miller Sturt Kenyon)
Join RWS inovia, Minesoft & Managing IP Magazine for a complimentary webinar on March 30, 2017 at 3pm GMT/ 10am EST, as we review challenges and solutions associated with patent searching in China, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea. The webinar will also discuss filing trends in Asia compared to strategies in the West.
Michael McGraw – partner at Fitzpatrick; Zachary Garrett – associate at Fitzpatrick; Michael Loney – Americas editor at MIP
On June 13, 2016, the United States Supreme Court decided that the two-part Seagate test being used to decide whether or not an infringer is subject to enhanced damages was inconsistent with the statutory authority (35 U.S.C. §284) relied on for those claims. How has that decision impacted the District and Federal Circuit Court rulings?
Join Fitzpatrick and Managing IP for a complimentary webinar as we discuss Halo and the impact it has had on claims made under §284 in the district courts since June.
The webinar will be moderated by Michael Loney, Americas editor at Managing IP, and will feature Michael McGraw and Zachary Garrett, attorneys from Fitzpatrick, as they discuss the following topics:
- The end of Seagate and the Federal Circuit’s two-part test
- Halo and the current standard for enhanced damages
- Impact on the District Court cases following Halo
- Impact on the Federal Circuit cases following Halo
R. Mark Halligan; Mark Krotoski; Linda Stevens; Peter Toren
The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 provides the first federal civil cause of action for trade secrets misappropriation. Join us for a discussion of the cases filed under the new statute and an exploration of the emerging legal and strategic issues facing DTSA litigants.
Topics to be addressed by the panel include the identification and management of trade secret assets to avoid their misappropriation; the strategic considerations for referring a trade secrets case to the criminal authorities after a breach has occurred; the primary differences between litigating trade secrets claims under state and federal law; and a review of the first wave of cases being filed under the new federal statute.
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?
R. Mark Halligan, FisherBroyles, Mark L. Krotoski, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Linda K. Stevens, Schiff Hardin, Peter J. Toren,
An in-depth discussion and update on the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 that became effective on May 11, 2016 including a review of the key provisions of the DTSA and the nexus to the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (UTSA) and the Economic Espionage Act of 1996 (EEA).
This webinar will include the following topics:
•History of the DTSA
•Analysis of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act and the Economic Espionage Act (EEA) Interface With the DTSA
•Ex Parte Seizure Provisions of the DTSA
•Extraterritorial Jurisdiction and RICO Predicate Acts
•Litigation Strategies: Plaintiff’s Perspective
•Litigation Strategies: Defendants’ Perspective
•Immunity and Whistleblower Provisions
•Interface With Criminal Violations of the EEA
R. Mark Halligan, FisherBroyles
Mark L. Krotoski, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Linda K. Stevens, Schiff Hardin
Peter J. Toren, Weisbrod, Matteis & Copley