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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.
June 9, 2021
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.
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, 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.
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.
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