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Nov 7, 2017

Conference

Where next for probation services in England and Wales

Central London, United Kingdom
It is scheduled to give delegates an opportunity to engage on the findings of HM Prisons and Probation Service’s probation system review - which is expected to be published in the autumn, and will assess the future of government’s Transforming Rehabilitation framework. Sessions will focus on the options for reform, looking in particular at the performance of community rehabilitation companie...

Westminster Forum Projects
Nov 14, 2017

Seminar

Advanced Drafting Techniques for Successful EPO Patent Applications

London, United Kingdom
COURSE OVERVIEW Many patent applications and patents are lost before the EPO Boards of Appeal due to incorrect original drafting. Added subject matter is a recurrent problem: Amendments made during grant procedure, to take account or new prior art, amount to added subject-matter, often fatal in opposition procedure before the EPO, and national courts. Sufficiency of disclosure can also be a probl...

Management Forum Ltd
Nov 15, 2017

Seminar

Effective Defence of EPO Patent Applications

London, United Kingdom
COURSE OVERVIEW Clarity in drafting patent applications has always been a serious issue: Complete clarity is required to distinguish the subject-matter of a claim from prior art, and an unclear claim can be interpreted to the disadvantage of the applicant or proprietor. The ‘problem/solution’ approach is not officially part of the EPC, but is a criterion which has been developed by case law. It i...

Management Forum Ltd
Nov 20, 2017

Seminar

Drafting Commercial Contracts for the Pharmaceutical Industry

London, United Kingdom
COURSE OVERVIEW *In such a highly regulated industry, understanding the key challenges of negotiation and drafting an effective and watertight contract on an international level is a complex topic. It is vital that both legal counsel and commercial executives not only have the key skills and tactics to create a win:win scenario but also the knowledge to ensure any agreement is within the laws and...

Management Forum Ltd
Nov 21, 2017

Seminar

Drafting and Managing Pharmaceutical Safety Exchange Agreements

London, United Kingdom
COURSE OVERVIEW The effective management of the pharmacovigilance aspects of commercial agreements is essential for all parties involved. Ensuring the inclusion of key pharmacovigilance-relevant terms in agreements and monitoring compliance with them can be challenging, but is essential for compliance with current regulatory requirements relating to medicinal products. This interactive seminar wi...

Management Forum Ltd
Nov 30, 2017

Conference

Business and Contract Law

London, United Kingdom
This programme combines up-to-date commercial law with practical methods of translating this law into documentation. It identifies and analyses the different types of contract and how the various statutes affect them, ensuring that you fully grasp the impact of current legislation and case law. By the end of the course you will be able to recognise and deal confidently with the risks and benefits ...

Management Forum Ltd
Dec 6, 2017

Conference

Reforming employment rights and practices in the UK

London, United Kingdom
Reforming employment rights and practices in the UK - options for policy in a changing labour market Morning, Thursday, 6th December 2017 Central London THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED Considering options for policy reform in employment rights and practices to keep pace with the rapidly changing nature of work, emerging business trends and policy priorities, this timely conference comes as Matthew T...

Westminster Forum Projects
Feb 6, 2018

Seminar

Patentability and State of the Art Searching

London, United Kingdom
Topics to be covered include: Background and motivations to patentability searching Differences between state-of-the-art, patentability and landscaping Choosing a data collection Understanding the background to a search Fundamentals of search scope Tools and methods for searching and analysis Communication aspects

Management Forum Ltd
Feb 8, 2018

Seminar

Freedom to Operate Searching

London, United Kingdom
A comprehensive one day seminar covering topics such as:- Background and motivations to searching freedom-to-operate Understanding the background, defining terms and objectives Fundamentals of FTO search scope Methods for searching for claimed features Using basic legal status tools to assist evaluation Understanding and reporting the results from an FTO perspective

Management Forum Ltd
Feb 13, 2018

Seminar

Drafting Commercial Contracts

London, United Kingdom
Draft clear and concise commercial agreements that meet the challenges of today’s commercial environment All legal disputes are founded in the interpretation of written contracts; they are one of the largest causes of costly commercial litigation. Clarity and fair constructions are the key to a successful commercial agreement, and quick and reasonable dispute resolution, if dispute should arise.

Management Forum Ltd
Feb 13, 2018

Seminar

Drafting R&D Collaboration and Joint Venture Agreements

London, United Kingdom
When you are embarking on a project, which is in partnership with another organisation, be they academia or industry, both parties are looking for a successful outcome, and both have their roles and responsibilities in achieving this. Before work gets underway both parties need to agree on the thorny topic of IP ownership, other common provisions and the type of collaboration structure, which suit...

Management Forum Ltd
Mar 6, 2018

Seminar

Liabilities and Damages in International Commercial Agreements

London, United Kingdom
Reduce your exposure to risk and liability in your contracts in two essential days Now is not the time for weaknesses in your commercial contracts when risk and liability have to be kept to a minimum. During the negotiation of international commercial agreements, the exact exposure in relation to damages is often not properly identified, anticipated or understood. Frequently, the parties are: Unaw...

Management Forum Ltd
Mar 7, 2018

Seminar

Patent Protection for Software-Related Inventions in Europe and the USA

London, United Kingdom
Topics to be covered in this seminar Recent decisions from the EPO and the US impacting patents on software and computer technologies Procedures and pitfalls in the fields of computer-implemented inventions in Europe and the US Latest US strategies post-Alice and under the USPTO’s most recent guidelines Global drafting and prosecution tactics for these technologies

Management Forum Ltd
Mar 8, 2018

Seminar

Business and Contract Law

London, United Kingdom
This programme combines up-to-date commercial law with practical methods of translating this law into documentation. It identifies and analyses the different types of contract and how the various statutes affect them, ensuring that you fully grasp the impact of current legislation and case law. By the end of the course you will be able to recognise and deal confidently with the risks and benefits ...

Management Forum Ltd
Mar 20, 2018

Seminar

Strategic IP Planning

London, United Kingdom
Topics covered at this seminar: Step-by-step practical guide to strategic IP planning Utilising a structured and rationalised IP strategy toolbox Competitive IP analysis: market positioning IP SWOT: align IP with R&D and business goals Performance: benchmarking, measures and KPIs Defining and prioritising an IP roadmap IP planning as part of your daily role: presenting your plan persuasively Expe...

Management Forum Ltd
May 15, 2018

Seminar

Drafting and Negotiating Clinical Trial Agreements

London, United Kingdom
Clinical trial agreements are one of the most important agreements in the pharma industry as no research can start without the right agreement in place between sponsor and host organisation. They provide a contract which manages the relationship and responsibilities of both parties, and provide for the allocation of risk, obligations, the protection of academia, terms of collaboration, IP rights a...

Management Forum Ltd
May 15, 2018

Seminar

Drafting and Negotiating International Commercial Contracts

London, United Kingdom
This two-day interactive course is targeted at those who draft, negotiate and advise on international commercial agreements, and cross-border transactions. This course reviews the sale of goods, the appointment of distributors and agents, as well as the licensing of intellectual property rights within the context of an international contract. This seminar is not jurisdiction specific, and is as s...

Management Forum Ltd
May 17, 2018

Seminar

Reviewing and Negotiating Technology Transfer Agreements

London, United Kingdom
Licensing agreements are frequently used by commercial entities and public or quasi public bodies for the development of new business prospects and for cross-border expansion. This two-day seminar will give practical advice on the legal and commercial considerations essential for securing a successful deal. It offers a comprehensive overview of all the key matters to be considered – by the licens...

Management Forum Ltd
Jun 12, 2018

Seminar

3-day Drafting Commercial Contracts

London, United Kingdom
Draft clear and concise commercial agreements that meet the challenges of today’s commercial environment This comprehensive two-part programme focuses on delivering practical and applied training of the key drafting skills needed to create transparent and direct contracts that deliver on a legal and commercial level.

Management Forum Ltd
Jun 14, 2018

Seminar

Advanced PCT Formalities

London, United Kingdom
TOPICS TO BE COVERED AT THIS COURSE Latest developments of the PCT System Filing requirements and amendments Correction of defects International Search, the ISR, Written Opinion of the ISA International Preliminary Examination Requirements for entre into the national phase, including US national phase Procedural safeguards, withdrawals Making effective use of ePCT

Management Forum Ltd
Sep 13, 2018

Seminar

Liabilities and Damages in International Commercial Agreements

London, United Kingdom
Reduce your exposure to risk and liability in your contracts in two essential days Now is not the time for weaknesses in your commercial contracts when risk and liability have to be kept to a minimum. During the negotiation of international commercial agreements, the exact exposure in relation to damages is often not properly identified, anticipated or understood. Frequently, the parties are: U...

Management Forum Ltd
Sep 20, 2018

Seminar

Patent Protection for Software-Related Inventions in Europe and the USA

London, United Kingdom
Topics to be covered in this seminar Recent decisions from the EPO and the US impacting patents on software and computer technologies Procedures and pitfalls in the fields of computer-implemented inventions in Europe and the US Latest US strategies post-Alice and under the USPTO’s most recent guidelines Global drafting and prosecution tactics for these technologies

Management Forum Ltd
Sep 20, 2018

Seminar

Drafting R&D Collaboration and Joint Venture Agreements

London, United Kingdom
When you are embarking on a project, which is in partnership with another organisation, be they academia or industry, both parties are looking for a successful outcome, and both have their roles and responsibilities in achieving this. Before work gets underway both parties need to agree on the thorny topic of IP ownership, other common provisions and the type of collaboration structure, which suit...

Management Forum Ltd
Sep 20, 2018

Seminar

Avoiding Pitfalls in Patent/Know-How Licences and R&D Collaborations

London, United Kingdom
Attend this comprehensive one day seminar to: •Analyse and discuss the key aspects of patent/know-how licences and R&D collaborations •Assess the areas where things can and do go wrong using a draft agreement to exemplify •Learn how to avoid the pitfalls using clauses which have been the subject of actual disputes •Take away practical advice that will aid you in your day-to-day role •Compare expe...

Management Forum Ltd
Sep 25, 2018

Seminar

Strategic IP Planning

London, United Kingdom
Topics covered at this seminar: Step-by-step practical guide to strategic IP planning Utilising a structured and rationalised IP strategy toolbox Competitive IP analysis: market positioning IP SWOT: align IP with R&D and business goals Performance: benchmarking, measures and KPIs Defining and prioritising an IP roadmap IP planning as part of your daily role: presenting your plan persuasively Expe...

Management Forum Ltd






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