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  • 22 January 2015

    EPO Oppositions and Appeals - The Case Law

    Management Forum

    London

    This seminar will consider, drawing on case law and the speakers experience, the present working of opposition and appeal procedures at the European Patent Office.

    This course, together with EPO Patents – The Case Law on the following day, offers a summary of both background and recent developments from the perspective of speakers with day to day involvement in the practice and procedure of EPO oppositions and appeals.
     

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND

    • Trainee patent attorneys
    • Patent attorneys in private practice
    • Corporate patent attorneys and lawyers
    • People working or training in intellectual property
    • Consultants and managers

    Those already familiar with the field will find the seminars valuable for updating their knowledge.

    Topics to be covered:


    •  Introduction to Oppositions
    • Filing and Admissibility of Oppositions

    • Substantive Examination of Oppositions

    • Introduction to Appeals

    • Filing, Admissibility and Examination of Appeals

    • Evidence

    • Petitions for Review

    • Oral Proceedings


    Speakers:
    Graham Ashley
    and Christopher Rennie-Smith - European Patent Office, Munich

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  • 23 January 2015

    European Patents - The Case Law

    Management Forum

    London

    This seminar will cover the main aspects of substantive patent law as evolved by the decisions of the EPO Boards of Appeal, including recent developments.

    This course, together with EPO Oppositions and Appeals - The Case Law on the preceding day, offers a summary of both background and recent developments from the perspective of speakers with day to day involvement in the practice and procedure of EPO oppositions and appeals.

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND

    • Trainee patent attorneys
    • Patent attorneys in private practice
    • Corporate patent attorneys and lawyers
    • People working or training in intellectual property
    • Consultants and managers

    Those already familiar with the field will find the seminars valuable for updating their knowledge

    TOPICS TO BE COVERED:

    • Industrial Application
    • State of the Art
    • Novelty
    • Inventive Step
    • Sufficiency, Clarity, Amendments
    • Exclusions
    • Exemptions

    Speakers:
    Graham Ashley
    and Christopher Rennie-Smith - European Patent Office, Munich

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  • 27 January 2015 - 29 January 2015

    Strategic IP Planning

    Management Forum

    London

    TOPICS TO BE COVERED AT THIS SEMINAR:

    • Step-by-step practical guide to strategic IP planning
    • Utilising a structured and rationalised IP strategy toolbox
    • Competitive IP analysis: market positioning
    • IP SWOT: align IP with R&D and business goals
    • Performance: benchmarking, measures and KPIs
    • Defining and prioritising an IP roadmap
    • IP planning  as part of your daily role: presenting your plan persuasively
    • Experience IP planning and implementation during a business simulation

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND

    • IP Managers/Professionals (in-house and private practice)
    • Non-IP Professionals (R&D Managers)
    • Directors and Business Managers

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  • 2 February 2015

    An Introduction to Publishing & the Law Masterclass

    MBL Seminars Limited

    London

    Course Level: Introduction Introduction The creative industries form a key and growing part of the economy. Their main asset is copyright. Many other businesses also have publishing issues through their websites and in print....

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  • 5 February 2015

    Data Protection - A Full Introduction

    MBL Seminars Limited

    Birmingham

    Course Level: Introduction Introduction This full-day course is designed to give a full introduction to the complex data protection regime introduced by the Data Protection Act 1998. The course will give an account o...

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  • 10 February 2015

    Contract Law 2015

    Management Forum

    London

    TOPICS TO BE COVERED AT THIS SEMINAR:

    • Contracts fundamentals
    • Protecting your position – liability and exclusion – latest cases
    • Anti-corruption and Bribery Act clauses for contracts
    • Warranties and guarantees
    • Obligations and rights
    • Managing contracts and contract termination in a tough economic climate
    • Draft Consumer Rights Bill
    • Review of recent case law

    SEMINAR LEADER:

    Susan Singleton – Singletons

    WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND

    • Understand the contracts you manage
    • Decrease reliance on external lawyers
    • Reduce your risk
    • Avoid expensive legal proceedings
    • Tighten up your contract clauses
    • Learn the latest case law and best practice on contracts and contract management

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND

    • Procurement Managers/Purchasing Managers
    • In-house Lawyers
    • Company Secretaries
    • Paralegals
    • Trainee Solicitors
    • Contract Managers
    • Business Development Managers
    • Others whose work regularly bring them into contact with contracts

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  • 10 February 2015

    IP & Retail Brands

    MBL Seminars Limited

    Manchester

    Course Level: Intermediate Introduction From creation to exploitation, the amount of money invested in the development, licensing and extension of consumer brands is huge and the payoff can be spectacular - the value of the t...

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  • 12 February 2015

    Data Protection - A Full Introduction

    MBL Seminars Limited

    Bristol

    Course Level: Introduction Introduction This full-day course is designed to give a full introduction to the complex data protection regime introduced by the Data Protection Act 1998. The course will give an account o...

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  • 12 February 2015

    Dealing with Difficult People

    Management Forum

    London

    This one-day seminar is designed to help you deal with the difficult people in your working life – the people, particularly colleagues, who can be a minor irritant or make your working day a misery.

    By the end of the course you will have:

    • Considered why people are difficult
    • Acquired hints and tips on how to deal with the dominators, the manipulators, the negatives and the obstacles
    • Analysed the attributes needed for dealing with difficult people and acquired some damage limitation strategies
    • Practised good questioning and listening techniques
    • Developed a plan to cope with your own difficult people

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  • 13 February 2015

    Effective Delegation

    Management Forum

    London

    Effective delegation can be a valuable skill to master as it can not only help increase your productivity, but also help develop and motivate your team. This interactive course will examine the key principles of effective delegation and provide you with the essential tools you need to delegate well.

    • Understand what Delegation Means
    • Why can Delegation be Difficult?
    • Learn How to Delegate Efficiently
    • Explore Delegation and Motivation
    • Discuss Guidelines for Delegation – A Planned Approach
    • Discuss Effective Feedback after a Task has been Completed

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