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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 U.S. 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 U.S. courts
- And much more
Smith & Smith PR
Level: Beginner - Intermediate
Whether you are a solicitor, marketer or in-house legal – this course has been developed specially for the legal sector and will provide you with the essentials to get started and get ahead.
This course will teach participants to:
- How to develop a social media strategy that works in the legal sector
- Killer techniques to increase fee earning
- A step by step guide on how to best use all the main social media platforms
- A detailed look at how the best businesses out there are using social media effectively
- Understand how using social media can go wrong and how to react to problems should they arise
- Demonstrate best practice around honesty, transparency and legislation relating to social media
This practical and highly interactive seminar has been designed with both IP professionals and non-IP professionals in mind. The expert trainers will provide a step-by-step guide on how to set up a successful strategic IP plan.
With the use of a tool kit, case studies and a business simulation, attendees will return to the workplace confident in devising their own IP strategy.
By attending this seminar you will:
- Walk-through the vital elements of a licensing agreement
- Overcome the common 'sticking points' when negotiating international licences
- Discuss the licensing of early stage IP and find out what each party wants from the deal
- Learn how to handle unpatented technology agreements
- Find out how European and US antitrust issues should impact your licensing activities
- Take away practical tips from European and US experts
- Understand some of the key differences in approach between the US and Europe
Web Legal Education
Culture, Courtroom and Crime Programme in New York City. A programme designed to be both educational and a vacation.
Includes: A NY criminal trial seminar, NY criminal law seminar, United States Court of Appeal case viewing and felony trial viewing. There will be various cases before The United States Court of Appeal, including banking, crime, constitutional law and more. Confirmation of this will be made 1 week before the programme start date.
Including 5 nights accommodation at the Skyline Hotel in New York, trip to the Guggenheim, wine tasting at Chelsea Wine Vault.
CPD hours: please contact us for more information.
This seminar will provide useful information on European case law in the fields of chemistry and biochemistry.
It will do this by means of an up to date analysis of decisions of the European Patent Office Boards of Appeal, considering specifically the current topical issues and controversial points.
Interaction between speakers and participants will be encouraged throughout the day.
This advanced level seminar provides a detailed examination of the terms of patent, know-how and software licence agreements, including legal, drafting, technical, commercial, financial and practice issues.
Topics covered include:
- Getting the scope of the licence right
- General versus specific obligations
- Minimising risk
- Clear and favourable payment terms
- Preliminary agreements
THOSE ATTENDING THIS SEMINAR WILL:
- Be prepared for the FTO questions that will be raised by your client/company when they want to use new technology or expand existing technology
- Understand which FTO questions you should ask, to make the most of your time and budget
- Discuss best practices for setting up and conducting a thorough analysis.
- Gain valuable insight into infringement and validity analysis in Europe and the US
- Take away practical advice on leveraging the European and US systems to your adantage
- Learn to evaluate, minimize and communicate risk effectively