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  • 29 October 2014 - 31 October 2014

    The Art and Science of Patent Searching

    Management Forum

    London

    The course is designed to benefit everyone from novice searchers to the most seasoned patent practitioner or search professional.  The course also provides unbiased, detailed information concerning the latest databases and tools of the trade.

    The course is suitable for:

    • Patent engineers
    • IP Managers
    • Patent agents
    • Patent attorneys
    • Licensing specialists
    • IP Strategists
    • Scientists
    • Inventors

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  • 30 October 2014

    Competition Law - Risks & Opportunities Masterclass - What Every Business Lawyer Needs to Know

    MBL Seminars Limited

    London

    Course Level: Intermediate Introduction Competition Law now makes headline news almost every week, with supermarkets, airlines and other 'household name' companies being fined millions of pounds for price fixing, bid-rigging...

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  • 5 November 2014 - 6 November 2014

    Drafting and Negotiating Clinical Trial Agreements

    Management Forum

    London

      WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND:

    • Recognise and address the issues that arise when drafting and negotiating international clinical trial agreements (CTAs)
    • Improve your CTA drafting skills
    • Gain a better understanding of the legal, contractual, and practice issues that affect CTAs concerning investigational medicinal products
    • View the issues through the differing perspectives of sponsors, universities, hospitals and individual organisations
    • Compete practice exercises on drafting to consolidate learning
    • Compare experiences with delegates from across Europe

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND ?:

    • Contract Managers

    • Clinical Contract Specialists

    • Clinical Trial Managers

    • R&D Staff

    • Regulatory Specialists

    • Lawyers

    • Legal Executives

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND ?:

     

    • Contract Managers

    • Clinical Contract Specialists

    • Clinical Trial Managers

    • R&D Staff

    • Regulatory Specialists

    • Lawyers

    • Legal Executives

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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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  • 10 November 2014

    Effective Patent Administration

    Management Forum

    London

    BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

     

    • Gain an invaluable introduction to working with patents

    • Achieve a greater understanding of patent administration and where your role sits within the team

    • Improve your understanding of the filing requirements in key jurisdictions – what to do and when

    • Learn about electronic filing at the EPO

    • Understand how to calculate renewal payments – how to pay and when

    • Compare experiences with delegates from across Europe (from both private practice and industry)

    • Patent Administrators

    • Formalities Assistants

    • Paralegals

    • Other IP Support Staff

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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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  • 17 November 2014

    Effective Trade Mark Administration

    Management Forum

    London

    BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

     

    • Gain a comprehensive overview of the trade mark process

    • Learn how to register your trade mark using the most commonly used registration systems

    • Improve your understanding of the relevant procedures

    • Take away practical advice to overcome the issues that may arise

    • Complete a case study to consolidate learning

    • Compare experiences and best practices with delegates from across Europe

     

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND ?:

     

    • Trade Mark Administrators

    • Formalities Assistants

    • Legal Assistants

    • Paralegals

    • IP Support Staff

    • Others wishing to learn more about trade mark administration

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  • 18 November 2014 - 19 November 2014

    Certified Patent Valuation Analyst

    Management Forum

    London

    This course consists of the following comprehensive modules:

    Module One - 18th November  (9.00 - 17.30)
    Valuation of Emerging Technologies

    Module Two - 19th November (09.00 - 13.00)
    Calculating Damages Resulting From Patent Infringement

    Module Three - 19th November (14.00 - 17.30)
    Negotiating Licensing Agreements for Maximum Returns

    Module Four – Webinar
    Advanced Patent Valuation

    The course will:

    • Provide an understanding of the importance of valuing patents and emerging technologies
    • Give guidance on what can potentially impact the value of patents
    • Demonstrate how to apply valuation methodologies to emerging technologies and patents
    • Include the dissection of patents to ascertain whether they can withstand invalidity challenges, whether they truly protect the invention, and to determine licensability
    • Improve your negotiating skills and apply strategies to ensure you gain maximum returns from your licensing efforts
    • Evaluate damage theories and evaluate damages calculations
    • Provide practical advice, useful reference material and worksheets that can be used after the course 

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  • 19 November 2014 - 21 November 2014

    EU and US Patent Applications

    Management Forum

    London

    Specification and Prosecution Strategies for a Single Application

    THE PROGRAMME WILL COVER:

    Key major differences between EPO and US practice

    Best practices for specification drafting for both the EPO and USPTO

    • Maximising scope of protection
    • Reducing potential objections
    • Minimising costs and maximising flexibility
    • EPO and USPTO definitions of prior art and priority

    Prosecution procedures and timelines

    • EPO and USPTO views on what constitutes a proper rejection and how to respond
    • Arguments on non-technical (EPO) and ineligible (US) subject matter
    • Prosecution history estoppel in the US
    • Expediting prosecution & grant

    Worked examples followed by a plenary session

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND

    • Patent professionals and other executives who are responsible for patent applications that are filed in, and prosecuted before, both European and US Patent Offices
    • Manager overseeing and evaluating the multinational patent prosecution

    SEMINAR LEADERS

    Bradley Hulbert, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP, Chicago

    David Meldrum, D Young & Co LLP, London

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