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The Joint Planning Law Conference, Oxford is now in its 42nd year. Jointly organised by the Law Society, the Bar Council, the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, it is attended by over 200 practitioners from the four key professions that specialise in town and country planning.
This residential conference ensures a unique opportunity to learn and socialise in an informal environment and in the wonderful grounds of Oxford University - New College (accommodation), Balliol College (dinners) and the Oxford Union debating chamber (conference).
The mix of speakers, delegates, committee members and official guests provides a rare opportunity to discuss topical issues facing the property industry with experts in the field throughout the weekend.
In addition to the presentations each speaker is required to produce a formal paper. These papers are widely used by delegates as seminal research in the field.
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND:
• Receive practical IP strategy advice from two highly-rated experts
• Learn how to use a step-by-step guide and ‘toolkit’ to set up a successful strategic IP plan
• Take away practical tips and methodologies that can be used to align your IP with R&D and business goals
• Benefit from highly interactive sessions including case studies, real-life examples and business simulation and
• Compare experiences with fellow attendees from across Europe
TOPICS TO BE COVERED AT THIS SEMINAR INCLUDE:
- Developments in Europe for Computer-Related Inventions
- Current US Strategies Post Bilski
- Recent USPTO's Guidelines on Computer-Related and Business-Related Inventions
In addition, this seminar will consist of an interactive workshop session to illustrate strategies for gaining the best possible protection for computer-related and business-related inventions.
Ian Harris, D Young and Co LLP, London
Alexander Clelland, Former Board of Appeal Chairman, European Patent Office Munich
Timothy May, Partner, Finnegan LLP, Washington
Success in business, and outside often depends on our ability to influence others. This course teaches you the psychological principles that make people more receptive to you and your ideas.
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND:
• Understand the psychological principles that influence people’s decision making
• Learn how to make a compelling case
• Build stronger relationships
• Open people’s minds to new ideas
• Gain confidence in your ability to influence others in situations where you don’t have authority
• Get people to come around to your way of thinking
• Reduce tensions and conflict
LEARN HOW TO:
• Appreciate the rights and responsibilities of the contracting parties in across-border sale transaction as well as understanding and assessing associated legal concerns
• Accommodate for transactional risks in international trade
• Negotiate the mechanisms used for transportation of goods, financing of such transactions and resolution of disputes
WHO SHOULD ATTEND ?:
Those with little or no experience of cross-border commercial contracts such as:
• Trainee solicitors
• Commercial and contract managers
• Business development managers
• Project managers
• Business consultants
• Finance and business executives
• Legal personnel
• In-house and external counsel
REGISTER FOR THIS INVALUABLE GUIDE TO IP DUE DILIGENCE PROJECTS TO:
- 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
Those involved with international contracts will find this one day seminar led by Richard Christou and Susan Singleton, highly informative. Attendees will:
- Learn how to ensure that your country's law apply to a contract
- Hear about the latest developments in international contract law
- Gain an understanding of the international differences in key areas such as liability and indemnities
- Take away tips on how to avoid pitfalls when drafting contracts
- Compare experiences with fellow attendees from across Europe
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
All those involved with negotiating contract
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
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
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