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The IPR In-House IP Managers Forum is where peer professionals of industry meet to discuss, seek advice and support on common issues and challenges. The goal of the Forum is to enhance the ability of participating companies to identify and protect their IP – to secure and grow competitive advantage. 

The Forum enables professional networking and information sharing amongst peers, and provides lectures on timely IP topics from global experts. 

Upcoming webinar February 2

February 2, 2022

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Wednesday, February 2 | 16.00 – 17.00 IST

Intellectual Property Litigation Before
the ITC


David Lowenstein

Partner | Pearl Cohen

Yoav Alkalay

Partner | Pearl Cohen

The International Trade Commission (ITC) in Washington D.C. handles high-stakes IP disputes involving goods imported into the U.S.  Because of its knowledgeable administrative law judges and commissioners, expedited case schedules, and swift and forceful remedies, the ITC has been a popular forum in recent years for businesses seeking to protect their valuable patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret assets. 


At the same time, actions before the ITC often pose a significant threat to the businesses of those accused of unfair import and trade practices.  Therefore, practitioners and businessmen – including those that export goods to the U.S. and those who may be seeking to prevent the importation of infringing goods – need to better understand this administrative agency and its investigative and remedial authority.


This webinar will analyze the unique features and jurisdictional requirements of litigating at the ITC.  The class will provide perspectives from outside counsel and from business decision makers alike on how to navigate the fast pace docket of high risk IP litigation at the ITC in the context of managing a successful global litigation campaign.


David Loewenstein

Yoav Alkalay

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Wednesday, January 12 | 16.00 – 17.00 IST

Global Drivers of Green Technology


Anne Le Turnier - Business Development Manager at LexisNexis Intellectual Property Solutions


Richard Gynn – Sales Engineering Manager at LexisNexis Intellectual Property Solutions

How can patent information and analytics contribute to a more sustainable future?

Sustainability is the most critical global initiative of our lifetime. And as it has become a value indicator for investors and a key decision-making component for consumers, there is a crucial need for companies to have a firm grasp on their contribution to sustainable innovation. 


In this webinar, we will have a look at the global drivers of green technology and take a deep dive into the technological landscape of solar power. LexisNexis® specialists Anne Le Turnier and Richard Gynn will discuss how you can use patent analytics to evaluate an entire technology field, identify key innovators and how to measure sustainable innovation.


Ann Le Turnier


Richard Gynn

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Wednesday, December 8 | 16.00 – 17.00 IST

Monetization - Opportunities and Strategies: How to Maximize your IP Assets


Dr. Ilan Cohn | Patent Attorney and Founding Partner at Cohn, de Vries, Stadler & Co


Dr. Carlos Gorrichategui President of Dynamic IP Deals LLC

Registration is Closed

Monetization of patent assets, if correctly managed, can yield significant financial benefits to patent owners. Monetization schemes and processes will be the topic of this webinar.

It is within the nature of things that most research and development projects and ventures do not live to their promise and, hence, do not return the investment, let alone yield profits. However, if handled appropriately, such projects or ventures end up with a patent portfolio that may become a valuable asset by its own right and permit the stakeholders to reap considerable financial returns. The value may be reaped through licensing (often to multiple parties), through sale of the patents or through enforcement in court. Each avenue has its own advantages, disadvantages, unique challenges, and tactics. These will be discussed and elaborated in the webinar.

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Dr. Ilan Cohn

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Dr. Carlos Gorrichategui

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Wednesday, August 4 | 16.00 – 17.00 IST

Making or Breaking a Technology Deal: The Critical Role of IP Managers


Dr. Ilan Cohn | Patent Attorney and Founding Partner at Cohn, de Vries, Stadler & Co.

Edith Sokol | Patent Attorney and a Founding Partner at Cohn, de Vries Stadler & Co.

In our time and age IP has become a significant element in technology-based transaction and a key driver of such deals (including investments, licensing, M&A and others). Accordingly, IP professionals play a critical role in enabling such deals and it is the IP due diligence and the IP manger's stamp of approval that will eventually enable the deal to go through. There are various facets of an IP due diligence, some more significant than others: some will drive the value of the deal; others may be of a GO/NO GO significance.

These topics will be discussed, including scope, process, timing and deliverables, with emphasis on the critical role of that IP managers play in this process.

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Dr. Ilan Cohn

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Edith Sokol

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Wednesday, October 6 | 16.00 – 17.00 IST

Defensive Patent Strategies


Ken Seddon, CEO, LOT Network

Eli Greenbaum, Partner,

Yigal Arnon & Co.

Patent litigation, especially from non-practicing entities (NPEs), remains a challenge for
companies. From the established multinational to the bootstrapped startup, patent litigation
can be an expensive distraction and an obstacle in the path of attracting investment. Indeed,
recent reports have shown a "marked increase" in patent litigation by NPEs in 2021 – the result.
of growing NPE patent portfolios and access to third-party litigation funding.


This webinar will examine several defensive strategies that companies of all sizes and sophistication can implement to deter and defend against patent litigation. Such strategies can include membership in organizations such as the LOT Network and the implementation of open source
licensing strategies.

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Ken Seddon

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Eli Greenbaum

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Wednesday, June 9 | 16.00 – 17.00 IST

Minimizing Risks When Receiving Patent Warning Letters


Gerson Panitch, Partner at Finnegan

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The visibility that accompanies a successful company often results in warning letters accusing the company of patent infringement.  Whether they are sent by competitors or patent trolls, warning letters raise many questions from management:  Should we respond?  If so, what should we say?  Can what we say come back to hurt us?  How can we tell if the letter poses a serious risk?  Are we on the verge of getting sued?  Should we hire a lawyer?  How can we minimize the costs that flow from such letters?  How great is the exposure?   

If you have not already received patent warning letters and are in a successful company, it is inevitable that you will, and you need to be prepared.  In this seminar, veteran patent warrior Gerson Panitch will provide a framework to enable you to answer these questions and more.

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Gerson Panitch

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Wednesday, July 7 | 16.00 – 17.00 IST

The role of IP managers in the R&D process, promoting innovation and competitive intelligence


Barry Schindler | Co-Chair of the Global Patent Prosecution Group, Greenberg Traurig

Udi Cohen | CEO and Co-Founder, Similari

Registration is Closed

The webinar will focus on the importance of monitoring publications, technology trends, competitors and new market entrants to support R&D, innovation and portfolio optimization. In the fast-moving world of technology, those in the day-to-day IP operations end of businesses must find efficient ways to do their jobs better to be able to extract valuable insights from endless data.


Analyze data quicker and find technology trends faster using machine learning and NLP algorithms allows companies to stay up to date with their technology landscape, find solutions for R&D process, and promote innovation. Join us to learn how technology trend analysis can augment ongoing research efforts to stay abreast of technology markets.


Barry Schindler


Udi Cohen

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