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  • 30 September 2014

    Influencing Skills

    Management Forum

    London

    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


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  • 30 September 2014

    Telecommunications Law & Regulation

    MBL Seminars Limited

    London

    Course Level: Intermediate Introduction This seminar will consider the way electronic communications networks and service providers are regulated at both a UK and EU level. It will concentrate mainly on the provision...

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  • 15 October 2014

    International Contract Law

    Management Forum

    London

    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:

    • Lawyers

    • Solicitors

    • Trainee solicitors

    • Attorneys

    • Commercial and contract managers

    • Business development managers

    • Project managers

    • Business consultants

    • Finance and business executives

    • Legal personnel

    • In-house and external counsel

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  • 16 October 2014

    Preparing Effective International Contracts

    Management Forum

    London

    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?

    Contract Managers
    Procurement Staff
    Legal Advisers
    External Solicitors
    All those involved with negotiating contract

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  • 5 November 2014 - 6 November 2014

    US Patent Practice

    Management Forum

    London

    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

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  • 10 November 2014

    Effective Patent Administration

    Management Forum

    London

    BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

     

    • Gain an invaluable introduction to working with patents

    • Achieve a greater understanding of patent administration and where your role sits within the team

    • Improve your understanding of the filing requirements in key jurisdictions – what to do and when

    • Learn about electronic filing at the EPO

    • Understand how to calculate renewal payments – how to pay and when

    • Compare experiences with delegates from across Europe (from both private practice and industry)

    • Patent Administrators

    • Formalities Assistants

    • Paralegals

    • Other IP Support Staff

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  • 13 November 2014 - 14 November 2014

    Devil's Advocate Auditor - Executive Decision Making

    Management Forum

    London

    MAXIMISE YOUR RETURN ON DECISION MAKING

    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

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND ?:

    • Directors

    • Policy Leaders

    • Team Leaders

    • Business Development Managers


    • Strategic Planners


    • Project Managers


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  • 17 November 2014

    Best Practices for Selling Your Patents

    Management Forum

    London

    THE FOLLOWING ARE AMONG THE TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED BY EXECUTIVES SEASONED IN PATENT SALES:

    • Preliminary Steps to Selling Patents
    • Selecting the Right Patent Broker
    • Negotiating Representation Agreements with Patent Brokers
    • Conducting Due Diligence on Buyers
    • The Role of Non-Disclosure Agreements
    •  Negotiating Purchase Agreements
    • Case Studies of Patent Sales
    • The Role of Litigation Finance
    • Continuing Obligations of Initial Patentee
    • Residual Rights and Grant-backs
    • Covenants not to sue

      WHO SHOULD ATTEND ?:

       • Inventors

      • Patent Owners

      • Licensing Professionals

      • Technology Transfer Professionals

      • IP Asset Managers

      • Patent Lawyers

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  • 17 November 2014

    Effective Trade Mark Administration

    Management Forum

    London

    BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

     

    • Gain a comprehensive overview of the trade mark process

    • Learn how to register your trade mark using the most commonly used registration systems

    • Improve your understanding of the relevant procedures

    • Take away practical advice to overcome the issues that may arise

    • Complete a case study to consolidate learning

    • Compare experiences and best practices with delegates from across Europe

     

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND ?:

     

    • Trade Mark Administrators

    • Formalities Assistants

    • Legal Assistants

    • Paralegals

    • IP Support Staff

    • Others wishing to learn more about trade mark administration

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  • 20 November 2014

    Enhanced Negotiating Strategies

    Management Forum

    London

    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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