• Develop a global
patenting strategy to protect the commercial embodiment of your product in
critically important markets around the world;
• Determine the impact of patent harmonization efforts on your ability to protect your IP in foreign jurisdictions;
• Review and understand the standards for patentability, filing requirements, claim construction, and obviousness or inventive step in major markets like the EU, China, Japan, Korea, and more;
• Contrast the opposition procedures utilized in the U.S. post-America Invents Act, at the EPO, in China, and elsewhere;
• Utilize the ITC as a forum for litigating international patent disputes; and
• Craft effective strategies for protecting trade secrets in numerous countries, whether they have robust IP protections in place or not.
• Understanding the Importance of Developing a
Global Strategy for Your Patent Portfolio
-- to be presented in part by Patent
Docs author Dr. Kevin Noonan
• An Alignment of Interests: Determining the Impact of Patent Harmonization Efforts on IP Protection
• Devising Effective Strategies for Working with Inventors in Foreign Jurisdictions
• A Review of Guidelines for Patentability and Novelty in Different Patent Office
• Comparing Claim Drafting and Construction Standards in Important Jurisdictions
• Exploring Obviousness and Inventive Step Concepts Around the World
• Analyzing Written Description and Specification Requirements Across Different Patent Regimes
• Comparing and Contrasting Opposition Proceedings in the US and EU
• Navigating the "Ins" and "Outs" of Opposition Practice Across the World
• Using the International Trade Commission (ITC) as a Venue for Global Patent Conflicts
• Crafting Effective Strategies for Protecting Trade Secrets in Multiple Jurisdictions
• Addressing the Challenges Presented by Compulsory Licensing Provisions Abroad
Two post-conference workshops will be held on July 17, 2013. The first, entitled "Mastering the Foreign Patent Law and Regulatory Requirements for Life Sciences Companies in a Global Context," will be offered from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. The second, entitled "The Interactive Working Group Session: Negotiating the Obstacles and Challenges Associated with Patenting a Product in Numerous Jurisdictions," will be offered from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
The agenda for the Global Patenting Strategy and Practice conference can be found here, and additional information about the post-conference workshops can be found here. A complete brochure for this conference, including an agenda, detailed descriptions of conference sessions, list of speakers, and registration form can be obtained here.
The registration fee for the conference is $2,295 (conference alone), $2,895 (conference and one workshop), or $3,295 (conference and both workshops). Those registering by June 21, 2013 will receive a $200 discount. Patent Docs readers who reference the discount code "PD200" will receive $200 off the current price tier when registering. Those interested in registering for the conference can do so here, by e-mailing CustomerService@AmericanConference.com, by calling 1-888-224-2480, or by faxing a registration form to 1-877-927-1563.
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