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  • 5 November 2014 - 6 November 2014

    US Patent Practice

    Management Forum

    London

    HIGHLIGHTS OF THE PROGRAMME:

    • The latest changes in statutory law, including the provisions of the AIA
    • Claim construction - the different ways the USPTO and the courts determine claim meaning and scope 
    • Successful US claim drafting - tools, strategies and pitfalls 
    • Novelty and the transition to ‘First-to-File’ under the AIA
    • Double Patenting - a trap for the unwary corporate client
    • Fulfilling the Duty of Candor and avoiding the scourge of inequitable conduct
    • Patent prosecution:  Rules, Regulations and Best practices, including restriction and continuation practice
    • Direct and Indirect Infringement - including liability of suppliers and contractors
    • Patent Litigation - and how to protect against the liberal discovery in US courts

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  • 13 November 2014 - 14 November 2014

    Devil's Advocate Auditor - Executive Decision Making

    Management Forum

    London

    MAXIMISE YOUR RETURN ON DECISION MAKING

    Your organisation's Devil's Advocate Auditor will learn how to avoid falling into decision making pitfalls such as:-

    • Confirmation Bias
    • Risk Homeostasis
    • Illusory Correlation
    • The Delusion of Single Explanations
    • Fundamental Attribution Error
    • Conjunction Fallacy
    • The Illusion of Brian Plasticity
    • Shreckenberg's Self-Destroying Prognosis
    • The Hawthorne Effect
    • Munchausen Management Syndrome
    • Probablistic Contamination

    Application of Learning

    Devil's Advocate Auditors can enhance the quality of their employers decision making in terms of:-

    • Determining the soundness of business models of contemplated business partners or investment targets
    • Recommending methods to ensure that sufficient discussion and debate precedes proposed corporate transactions
    • Running business proposals through a gauntlet of risk management tools
    • Benchmarking the integrity of the data under review in the context of launching a new product
    • Gauging the point at which the acquisition data represents diminishing marginal returns
    • Assessing how much of the success of the person your client is considering partnering with, is due to skill versus luck
    • Pointing out decision making traps in consideration of contemplated acquisitions
    • Ensuring that business plans are vetted with appropriate precedents, as well as, against both analogues and antilogs

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND ?:

    • Directors

    • Policy Leaders

    • Team Leaders

    • Business Development Managers


    • Strategic Planners


    • Project Managers


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  • 17 November 2014

    Best Practices for Selling Your Patents

    Management Forum

    London

    THE FOLLOWING ARE AMONG THE TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED BY EXECUTIVES SEASONED IN PATENT SALES:

    • Preliminary Steps to Selling Patents
    • Selecting the Right Patent Broker
    • Negotiating Representation Agreements with Patent Brokers
    • Conducting Due Diligence on Buyers
    • The Role of Non-Disclosure Agreements
    •  Negotiating Purchase Agreements
    • Case Studies of Patent Sales
    • The Role of Litigation Finance
    • Continuing Obligations of Initial Patentee
    • Residual Rights and Grant-backs
    • Covenants not to sue

      WHO SHOULD ATTEND ?:

       • Inventors

      • Patent Owners

      • Licensing Professionals

      • Technology Transfer Professionals

      • IP Asset Managers

      • Patent Lawyers

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  • 20 November 2014

    Enhanced Negotiating Strategies

    Management Forum

    London

    Whatever your profession or industry, negotiating is key.  At some point we all need to negotiate with partners, customers, suppliers, employees and regulators.  In today’s climate negotiating is tougher than ever, with each party needing more out of the deal. 

    This one day seminar will increase your negotiating skills by:

    • Providing a thorough overview of best practices for managing negotiations 
    • Delivering insight into key negotiating tenets
    • Outlining solid tactics to minimise concessions
    • Helping you to defend yourself against various negotiation tactics

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  • 27 November 2014

    International Licensing, Manufacture Under Licence and Technology Transfer Agreements

    Management Forum

    London

    By the end of this seminar, participants will be able to:

     • Understand and draft international licensing agreements generally and manufacture under licence agreements in particular

    • Draft and negotiate key terms more effectively

    • Understand and advise on cross-jurisdictional concerns and key terms

     Who Should Attend:

     Those with little or no experience of cross-border commercial contracts such as:

     • Solicitors

    • In-house counsel

    • Trainee solicitors

    • Attorneys

    • Lawyers

    • Commercial and contract managers

    • Business development managers

    • Licensing executives with little or no experience of drafting and negotiating international licensing agreements


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  • 28 November 2014

    Cross-Border Commercial Contracts - Advanced Masterclass

    Management Forum

    London

    This workshop-based day-long seminar which is cross-jurisdiction in focus aims to equip delegates with the essential skill-base and requisitive substantive legal and business knowledge needed in order to effectively advise on, negotiate and draft key cross-border commercial contracts.

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND ?:

     

    This seminar is targeted at lawyers and non-lawyers with varying levels of experience in the context of cross-border commercial contracts, such as:

     

    • Lawyers

    • Solicitors

    • Trainee solicitors

    • Attorneys

    • Commercial and contract managers

    • Business development managers

    • Project managers

    • Members of corporate IP departments

    • IP and business consultants

    • Licensing, finance and business executives

    • Legal personnel

    • In-house and external counsel

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  • 4 December 2014

    Introduction to Contracts

    Management Forum

    London

    TRAINING OUTCOMES:-

    • Understand how contracts are structured, negotiated, executed and implemented
    • Familiarise yourself with legal 'jargon' and terminology
    • Improve the way you administer, amend and terminate contracts
    • Take away tips on how to draft clear and concise contracts
    • complete exercises to consolidate learning

    FOCUS

    • What makes a binding contract?
    • The structure of a typical commercial contract
    • Techniques for effective contract drafting
    • Negotiation and signature of contracts
    • Tracking and terminating contracts

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

    • Legal Administrators
    • Contract Administrators
    • Project Managers
    • Business Development Managers
    • Others whose work includes working with contracts

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  • 5 December 2014

    Introduction to Intellectual Property

    Management Forum

    London

    TRAINING OUTCOMES

    • Gain an introduction to the different IP rights
    • Discuss why IP should be protected and how
    • See examples of patents, trademarks, designs and protecting IP
    • Introduction to licensing and exploiting IP

      Focus

      • An overview of patents, trademarks, designs and other IP rights

      • Practical aspects of protecting IP

      • Introduction to licensing and exploiting IP

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND

    • Legal Administrators
    • Contract Managers
    • Contract Administrators
    • Project Managers
    • Business Managers
    • Business Owners
    • Business Development Managers
    • Consultants

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  • 8 December 2014

    Working with Confidentiality Agreements

    Management Forum

    London

    TRAINING OUTCOMES:

    • Learn when a CDA is needed and the benefit of having one
    • Understand and negotiate standard clauses
    • Become familiar with the clauses to be wary of
    • Manage your confidentiality obligations effectively
    • Track your confidentiality agreements

    FOCUS:

    • Practical Steps to protect your information
    • Review the terms of a CDA- legal, commercial & drafting issues
    • Confidentiality provisions as part of a larger transaction
    • Overview of related issues (e.g. Freedom of Information, Medical Recrods, Official Secrets etc.)
    • Remedies for breach of a CDA

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND

    • Legal Administrators
    • Contract Managers
    • Contract Administration
    • Project Managers
    • Others whose work brings them into contact with confidentiality agreements

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  • 10 December 2014

    Enhanced Negotiating Strategies

    Management Forum

    Paris

    Whatever your profession or industry, negotiating is key.  At some point we all need to negotiate with partners, customers, suppliers, employees and regulators.  In today’s climate negotiating is tougher than ever, with each party needing more out of the deal. 

    This one day seminar will increase your negotiating skills by:

    • Providing a thorough overview of best practices for managing negotiations 
    • Delivering insight into key negotiating tenets
    • Outlining solid tactics to minimise concessions
    • Helping you to defend yourself against various negotiation tactics

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