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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 event November 8
November 8, 2023
Strategies to Maximize Return on Investment on Patent/IP Spend while Minimizing Costs
This webinar is geared toward in-house IP Directors and in-house counsel, covering different ways to maximize both offensive and defensive patent value and positioning, while working within budgets. Topics (some often overlooked, or misunderstood) include:
Patent preparation and filing strategies to maximize coverage in a cost-efficient manner
Freedom-to-operate: When does it make sense, when is it a waste of time and money, how to know the difference, and strategies for doing it effectively and within budget
Building a valuable patent portfolio, without breaking the bank
Patent claim techniques - doing more with less, and avoiding common pitfalls
Choosing between patents and trade secrets, including strategic use of non-publication options at the USPTO
Minimizing prosecution history baggage with your patents - what to say and what not to say
We will discuss common mistakes patent owners make (or techniques they forget to consider) when creating, exploiting and enforcing their patents - some of which can cause lasting damage to portfolios and cost them more money than is necessary. Given today’s economic climate and the pressure that in-house IP Directors and Counsel are under - budgetary, timing, strategic, etc. - we thought these topics could be helpful. Sometimes, even the most experienced patent practitioners can forget and not fully consider some of these topics when guiding their clients.
This webinar will provide practical tips to help you negotiate today’s economic climate. Join us!
IN-PERSON + ONLINE
You Have the Right to Remain Silent: The Intersection of Civil and Criminal Liability for Trade Secret Misappropriation
Trade Secret litigation has far-ranging implications for plaintiffs and defendants. Having domestic and international dimensions, claims brought under the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1836, often raise issues that cross international borders, and give rise to civil and criminal proceedings, all of which may affect patent ownership and inventorship.
Topics will include:
Jurisdiction and extraterritorial enforcement;
Government investigations, grand jury subpoenas, indictments and co-pending criminal proceedings under 32 U.S.C. § 1831-32;
Implications affecting validity, ownership and inventorship of pending patent applications and issued patents;
Discovery, forensics and cross-border implications of national data and privacy laws;
Civil and criminal penalties for misappropriation, including sanctions under the newly-enacted Protecting American Intellectual Property Act of 2022.
Wednesday, May 31 | 16.00 – 17.00 DST
Global Design Protection Strategy – implementation of the 7W+2H method
Founding Partner, Cohn, de Vries, Stadler & Co.
(member of the CDS-LUTHI Intellectual Property Group)
Owner and CEO, PELEG DESIGN
Global Design Protection Strategy –
implementation of the 7W+2H method
Industrial design protection is essential to SMEs as well as global companies. A registered design gives its owner an exclusive right to prevent others from manufacturing, selling, importing, or making any commercial use of a product that is identical or similar in appearance to the registered design.
A registered design can give its owner a competitive advantage by making the product unique in the marketplace and building brand recognition. As well, the product can then be licensed or sold to another party, providing a source of income for the design owner. A registered design may enhance a company's or product's value, making it more attractive to potential investors or buyers.
Building a comprehensive global defense strategy before filing design applications can make the difference in a company’s success story with design protection.
This seminar will present the 7W+2H method of global design protection that aims to cover all the aspects that must be considered when formulating a global design protection strategy for a new product.
I keep six honest serving-men
(They taught me all I knew);
Their names are What and Why and When
And How and Where and Who.
Oh, and I add three other serving-men
(They are essential for the punch);
Their names are By Whon and Wrong Doers
And last but not least – How Much.
Wednesday, May 3 | 16.00 – 17.00 DST
Enforcing and Defending Patents out of Israel
Richard Luthi, Attorney at Law, Partner, Luthi&Co. (member of the CDS-LUTHI Intellectual Property Group)
Enforcing and Defending Patents out of Israel
“A man better …have anything happen to him in this world, short of losing all his family by influenza, than have a dispute about a patent”.
Unfortunately, this 130-year-old statement by Lord Esher, made in one of his famous patent judgements (Unger v Sagg), still holds true today; particularly for Israeli companies facing patent litigation abroad, which will prove expensive, complicated and risky.
The goal of this webinar is to help professionals whose companies may face this daunting endeavor. Here we will provide practical advice on how best to safely navigate through patent litigation in other countries, with particular emphasis on EU and US litigation..
Our faculty, Richard Luthi has decades of experience doing exactly this.
Wednesday, January 25 | 16.00 – 17.00 IST
Global Updates in Patent Law – a Closer Look at Ensuring Patent Longevity during Prosecution and in Post-Grant Proceedings:
Jeffrey M. Jacobstein
Joshua L. Goldberg
Two-Part Webinar: Wednesday January 25 and February 22:
Part I will address obtaining patent term adjustment and extension in the U.S. and Israel.
Part II will discuss USPTO and EPO post-grant challenges
High-quality patent protection is crucial for innovative companies to succeed in today’s competitive markets. That includes considering the breadth of patent protection and its duration. And for many companies, the need for long-term patent protection is not limited to a single country. Protecting your technology in a global economy requires a carefully coordinated global patent strategy, including an understanding of the nuances in each country that may contribute to the increase or decrease in the term of patent protection.
Join us as we discuss several important updates and considerations for securing patent protection in the United States, Europe, and Israel.
Topics for Part I include:
Patent Term Adjustment and Patent Term Extension in the United States
Supplementary Patent Certificates
Patent Term Extension in Israel and the interplay with similar extensions in the US and Europe
Topics for Part II include:
Comparison of post-grant challenges that may be launched before the European Patent Office and U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, highlighting critical differences
Strategies practitioners should adopt to succeed in either forum
Addressing potential synergies or conflicts when proceedings in both jurisdictions are pending or anticipated
Wednesday, April 6 | 16.00 – 17.00 IST
Maximizing the Value of the In-House IP Manager – Outside Counsel Relationship
Lilach Luzzatto Shukrun
Patent Attorney | The Luzzatto Group
Head of IP Litigation | The Luzzatto Group
Many companies employ an in-house IP manager when they reach a specific size or volume of IP work. The IP manager then works with outside firms and coordinates the development of the company’s IP assets. Typically, the IP manager is involved in most activities, starting with patents, and including trademarks, designs, and related fields, such as copyright and trade secrets.
Developing an efficient working relationship that exceeds the simple mechanics of IP filing and prosecution is necessary to reap the most benefit from working with an outside firm.
Lilach Luzzatto Shukrun
Wednesday, March 2 | 16.00 – 17.00 IST
Presenting a Winning Case to the EPO Boards of Appeal: How to Build a Best Case for Appeal
Senior Partner | Modiano & Partners
Daniel X. Thomas
Former Director EPO
Oppositions and appeals at the EPO allow parties to sort out European patent protection issues in a centralized, cost-effective way. These proceedings can have a dramatic impact on the parties’ marketing and business opportunities in Europe.
Recent changes to the rules of procedure of the EPO Boards of Appeal mean that any party involved in proceedings before the Boards of Appeal must reconsider its strategy in opposition and appeal proceedings, whether the party is the patent owner wishing to preserve their monopoly or a third party wishing to open up the European market and enter it.
This webinar will review the most impactful changes to the rules of procedure of the EPO Boards of Appeal and explain their practical consequences for the parties’ strategy, with tips and tricks for avoiding pitfalls and achieving the best possible outcome for the business.
Daniel X. Thomas
Wednesday, February 2 | 16.00 – 17.00 IST
Intellectual Property Litigation Before
Partner | Pearl Cohen
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.
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
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
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.
Dr. Ilan Cohn
Dr. Carlos Gorrichategui
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.
Dr. Ilan Cohn
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
Wednesday, June 9 | 16.00 – 17.00 IST
Minimizing Risks When Receiving Patent Warning Letters
Gerson Panitch, Partner at Finnegan
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.
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
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.
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