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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 December 8 

October 6, 2021

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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.


Ken Seddon

Eli Greenbaum

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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.


Dr. Ilan Cohn

Edith Sokol

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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.


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

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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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Wednesday, May 5 | 16.00 – 17.00 IST

An In-depth Look at the Strategic Use of Freedom-to-Operate (FTO) Patent Analysis and Associated Opinions


Greg Kirsch, Partner SGR, 

Hadas Glassman, Shamir Optical Industry Ltd.

Registration is Closed

The webinar will focus on strategic use of freedom-to-operate (FTO) analysis and patent opinions (non-infringement, invalidity, etc.), to mitigate risk and potential exposure with respect to third-party patents.  Recent case law in the US has made this an even more relevant and evolving topic.  Companies traditionally have used analysis of third-party patents and associated patent opinions to assess their freedom-to-operate and guard against charges of willfulness (which can lead to enhanced damages, if a company is found to be liable for patent infringement). 


The case law in the United States swung away from such requirements 10+ years ago, but more recent case law has made this analysis more important than ever, in certain situations.  Learn when, why and how companies need to consider the study of third-party patents, to assess the likelihood of being liable for patent infringement, to guard themselves against charges of willful infringement, and to try to design around third-party patents when possible.


Greg Kirsch​

Hadas Glassman

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