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  • 2 June 2015

    Improved Performance Through Increased Accuracy & Attention to Detail

    Management Forum

    London

    BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

    • To understand the importance of accuracy and attention to detail in day-to-work work

    • Understand the psychology of attention and accuracy

    • How to assess the current level of attention span

    • Improve attention span and accuracy

    • Ensure improved focus and concentration

    • Understand how to improve performance

    • Share best practice to improve accuracy and attention

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  • 18 June 2015 - 19 June 2015

    European IP Law

    Management Forum

    London

    Those attending this two day seminar will:

    • Learn why it is important to protect IP in Europe
    • Analyse the rationale, substantive content, evolution and development of IP law at European level
    • Gain an understanding of IP rights within the framework of EU primary and secondary legislation
    •Understand how to acquire, protect and exploit IP rights in Europe, (i) how to balance the need to protect IP rights and the need to attain a single European market without distorting competition; and (ii) the existing differences between EU Member States’ legislation in some IP areas (e.g. patent and copyright law)
    • Become familiar with some of the legal issues affecting IP licensing agreements including competition law

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  • 25 June 2015

    Effective Defence of EPO Patent Applications

    Management Forum

    London

    THE PROGRAMME WILL COVER THESE IMPORTANT ISSUES illustrated by some case law

    Article 84 – clarity of claims
    – Categories and types of claims
    – Clarity vs novelty
    – Structural vs functional features
    – Essential features
    – Effect of lack of clarity on claim interpretation
    – Clarity in opposition

    Article 56 – inventive step
    – The problem/solution approach as practiced by the EPO
    – The steps involved in the problem/solution approach
    – Correct application of the problem/solution approach

    How correct drafting can deprive opponents of the means of attack

    SEMINAR LEADER:

    Daniel X Thomas, Former Director in DG1, European Patent Office, Munich

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  • 25 June 2015 - 26 June 2015

    US Patent Practice

    Management Forum

    London

    THIS INTERACTIVE SEMINAR WILL EXPLAIN:

    • The latest changes in statutory law
    • Recent Federal Circuit and Supreme Court jurisprudence
    • Claim construction
    • Successful US claim drafting
    • Subject Matter Eligibility
    • Sufficiency of the specification
    • Non obviousness
    • Double Patenting
    • Fulfilling the Duty of Candor
    • Patent prosecution: Rules, Regulations and Best practices
    • Interference and derivation
    • Post-grant procedures
    • Direct and Indirect Infringement
    • Patent Litigation
    And much more!

    THIS COURSE HAS BEEN DESIGNED FOR

    • Corporate Patent Counsel
    • Patent Attorneys from corporate and private practice
    • Intellectual Property Consultants
    • Patent Managers and Engineers
    • Company Legal Advisers
    • All those involved with patent protection in the United States
    And anyone drafting patent applications that might serve as a priority application in the US

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  • 26 June 2015

    Oral Proceedings at the European Patent Office

    Management Forum

    London

    This workshop will give participants the opportunity to become
    up-to-date on current practice in the EPO, to work through the
    essential preparation, and to develop the necessary practical skills
    and confidence to appear at oral proceedings at all levels at the EPO.

    This workshop will give participants the opportunity to become

    up-to-date on current practice in the EPO, to work through the

    essential preparation, and to develop the necessary practical skills

    and confidence to appear at oral proceedings at all levels at the EPO.

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  • 9 July 2015

    IP Due Diligence

    Management Forum

    London

    DELEGATES AT THIS COURSE WILL

    • Gain practical advice from highly-rated experts on how best to prepare for your due diligence project
    • Learn to identify when a due diligence project is desirable and how to determine what its scope should be
    • Discuss how to evaluate the patent portfolio to ensure as much transparency as possible
    • Improve your understanding of the risks around ownership and learn how to minimise these risks
    • Communicate due diligence results effectively whilst protecting confidential and privileged information
    • Understand your obligations if the deal doesn’t go through

    THE IP DUE DILIGENCE COURSE HAS BEEN DESIGNED FOR THE BENEFIT OF

    • Patent Attorneys
    • Business Development Executives/Managers
    • Licensing Executives
    • Investment Bankers
    • Venture Capitalists

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  • 13 July 2015 - 15 July 2015

    The Patent Summer School: Working With Patents

    Management Forum

    London

    A comprehensive foundation course for everyone working with patents

    AT THIS COURSE YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT:

    • Basic concepts of intellectual property
    • The fundamentals of patent law
    • Patent protection method
    • Global patent systems/protection process
    • Patent searching and information
    • Third party considerations, timing and actions
    • Patent litigation
    • Patents – commercial implications
    • Creation of an IP portfolio of value
    • IP strategy

    Lectures will be illustrated by practical examples, discussion and case studies

    THE COURSE HAS BEEN DESIGNED FOR:

    • Patent Managers
    • Patent Engineers
    • Members of corporate legal departments
    • Members of corporate IP departments
    • Members of university research/innovation departments
    • SME managers
    • Portfolio managers
    • Everyone wanting a comprehensive introduction to patents

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  • 17 September 2015

    A Practical Guide to Drafting IT Contracts

    MBL Seminars Limited

    Bristol

    Course Level: Intermediate Introduction IT contracts are notoriously difficult to draft. This half-day seminar will introduce delegates to the "dark arts" of drafting IT contracts including wizard wheezes and a problem 'sorti...

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  • 22 September 2015

    Drafting and Negotiating an I.T. Supply Contract

    Management Forum

    London

    This practical seminar will provide an in-depth analysis of the main legal issues that arise in the course of contracting for large enterprise software solutions. It will be of interest to both customers and vendors/suppliers alike, as well as system integrators and consultants.

     The seminar will look at:

      • Why getting the procurement invitation to tender is key to a successful outcome

     • The main negotiation issues in the contract, such as testing, acceptance, remedies for late delivery and limitations on liability

     • What happens when the procurement goes wrong


     WHO SHOULD ATTEND ?: 

     • Contract Managers

     • Project Managers

     • IT Managers

     • IT Consultants

     • IT Project Managers

     • Lawyers

     

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  • 22 September 2015

    Patent Protection for Software-Related and Business-Related Inventions in EU & US

    Management Forum

    London

    TOPICS TO BE COVERED AT THIS SEMINAR: 

    • Developments in Europe for computer-related inventions 

    • Latest US strategies post-Bilski, post-Alice and under the USPTO’s most recent guidelines 

    • Global drafting and prosecution tactics for these technologies 

    • Workshop – questions, answers and discussion of examples 

    WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND: 

    •   Find out about the major developments in European patent law, in particular GUI inventions and ‘“mixed’” inventions with both patentable and non-patentable subject-matter 

    •  Understand and exploit the differences between the United States and Europe on the scope of available patent protection 

    •  Learn tactics for U.S. practice and the latest U.S. strategies in dealing with obviousness and the rise of indefiniteness and written description issues 

    • Complete case-studies on claim drafting, illustrating how to avoid pitfalls 

    • Join the ongoing public debate about whether patent protection should be available for software-related and business-related inventions

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