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  • This presentation will review the ethics issues arising from cases in the last 12 months for intellectual property law attorneys.

  • Our panel will discuss the USPTO’s efforts to increase global harmonization and focus on case studies on strategies used by US and the EU/UK practitioners in preparing industrial design applications that meet their client’s needs in both the priority country and internationally.

  • What do sustainability, diversity & inclusion, and intellectual property all have in common? Many companies are publicly pledging to lower carbon footprints, increase diversity within their organizations, and share IP in the fight against COVID. This session, which was originally presented during the IPOwners Spring Summit™ in March, will discuss the origin of pledges, how they can impact your organization, and whether they work.

  • This webinar will take an in-depth look at the new ex parte expungement and reexamination proceedings, including requirements for filing a petition and USPTO procedures for initiating a proceeding.

  • This webinar will address key TTAB developments and trends from 2021. Important TTAB decisions from the last year will be highlighted, with a focus on fraud on the TTAB, false association, descriptiveness, and functionality.

  • This webinar will provide an overview of significant IP policy concerns across different countries and regions based on IPO’s comments made during the U.S. Trade Representative’s Special 301 review. The panelists will go around the world in one hour, noting issues that IP practitioners need to be aware of and pointing out global trends in IP law and policy.

  • Employee restrictive covenants have traditionally played a key role in most companies’ trade secret protection strategies. Managing to divergent state and foreign laws in this area has always been difficult, but businesses are now faced with two new challenges. First, states and also the federal government are weighing in with new restrictions and penalties; and second, remote work has raised new concerns over enforceability. This webinar will address how companies can adapt and contain the legal risk while guarding the integrity of the information entrusted to their employees.

  • Join us as our panel of experts from industry and private practice discusses key PTAB developments from 2021. Important PTAB decisions will be highlighted, as well as impacts on PTAB practice from external sources such as the Supreme Court, Federal Circuit, and Congress. Find out what you need to know about what happened at PTAB last year and what to watch out for in 2022!

  • 2021 was an active year for IP cases. The U.S. Supreme Court Supreme Court tackled THREE blockbuster cases: United States v. Arthrex, Google v. Oracle, and Minerva v. Hologic. And while perhaps not issuing any blockbuster opinions, the Federal Circuit has provided the IP law mill with some additional grist. This webinar will provide a roundup of this year’s most significant intellectual property cases. Our panelists are three litigators in private practice, all members of IPO’s Amicus Brief Committee. They will review the most significant decisions as of 2021 and give a sneak peek at coming attractions.

  • This panel, made up of experienced in-house counsel and Administrative Patent Judges, will discuss the best practices and emerging trends from pre-institution through final hearing. Topics will include strategies focused on petition drafting, preliminary patent owner responses, discretionary denial considerations, replies, protective orders, discovery practice, cross-examination practice, motions practice, motions to amend, demonstratives, and oral hearings.

  • This webinar will address IP enforcement activities with private marketplace entities. The discussion will include an overview of the brand registration process, enforcement of design patents, and Amazon’s neutral patent evaluation procedure, a procedure implemented to help resolve disputes between sellers and patent owners. The panel will address motions for preliminary injunction, requests for a Temporary Restraining Orders (TRO), and recent case law.

  • Through this webinar, IPO is proud to launch its Version 3.0 of Section 201 of the Practical Guide to Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession. In this webinar, IPO diversity committee leaders will provide practical insights and tips to lawyers who seek to improve their practices by becoming better stewards of diversity and inclusion in the profession. After introducing various critical concepts and tools from the IPO Practical Guide, we will have a discussion with Sophia Piliouras, Chief Operating Officer of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, who will share insights on how the tools of the IPO Practical Guide to Diversity & Inclusion can help all of us be better attorneys, while allowing us to foster meaningful diversity and inclusion in the process. Participants will have an opportunity to engage, ask questions, and learn how they can use the Practical Guide to take immediate action on this crucial topic.

  • China has recently introduced much anticipated drug patent linkage measures as part of its implementation of IP reforms required by the U.S.—China Phase I Trade Agreement. This webinar will introduce details of this system. Panelists will describe how it works, share views on whether it is likely to be effective, and provide updates on the latest developments in actions that have been brought under it. They will also discuss the drug patent linkage system of South Korea and provide a comparison with U.S. patent linkage measures.

  • In this second installment of the three part series, the panelists will discuss the pros/cons of the various options for challenging the validity of patent claims giving perspectives from both challenger and patent owner. The panel will highlight strategic considerations of practice and procedure before the PTAB, district courts, and the ITC. Key topics will include the overall landscape, success rates, costs, timing considerations, presumptions and burdens, estoppel, and more. Learn from a truly experienced panel with experience before all of the forums.

  • Our panel, which will include an official from the World Intellectual Property Organization and inside and outside counsel, will delve into why, and how, to protect new designs. It will focus on the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Design and considerations for whether and how to use the Hague System, including sharing various tips and best practices.