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  • 22 September 2014 - 24 September 2014

    8th Annual Global Patent Congress



    At Europe’s leading patent forum, 8th Annual Global Patent Congress, 22nd – 24th September 2014 in Copenhagen, you will participate in industry discussions, sessions, debates and case studies to ensure you have the knowledge, updates, tactics and strategies you need at your disposal to optimise and protect your patent portfolio - over 200 attendees expected

    For more information, please download the programme at or request a copy by emailing

    The summit is designed exclusively for Heads of Patents, Heads of IP and General Counsels, this is your opportunity to learn from global leaders and debate with your peers solutions to overcome IP challenges. 

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  • 8 December 2014 - 9 December 2014

    Certified Patent Valuation Analyst

    Management Forum


    This course consists of the following comprehensive modules:

    Module One - 8th December  (9.00 - 17.30)
    Valuation of Emerging Technologies

    Module Two - 9th December (09.00 - 13.00)
    Calculating Damages Resulting From Patent Infringement

    Module Three - 9th December (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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  • 10 December 2014

    Enhanced Negotiating Strategies

    Management Forum


    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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  • 11 December 2014 - 12 December 2014

    Devil's Advocate Auditor - Executive Decision Making

    Management Forum



    The following are a few of the practical skills and tools that Devil's Advocate Auditors are trained to use:-

    • Adopting Chain Analysis
    • Assessing Analogues and Antilogs
    • Business Model Analysis Grid
    • Calibration Curves
    • Competition Value-Added Matrix
    • Failure Modes and Effects Analysis
    • James-Stein Estimator
    • Positive Deviance
    • Project Attractiveness Score Sheet
    • Risk Calculators and Risk Matrices
    • SERVO Analysis
    • Vulnerability Assessment

    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

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