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Oct 5, 2016

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
Oct 6, 2016

Seminar

The Patent Box

London, United Kingdom
The current Patent Box regime has bedded in – is it working? Big companies are obtaining major savings on tax through the regime – are you? The EU and OECD have asked questions about the integrity of ptent box regimes – how has this impacted the UK rules? Details of the ‘new’ regime have been released – what is changing? Ensure you’re adopting the best practices Take advantage of the benefits avai...

Management Forum Ltd
Oct 12, 2016

Conference

The future of crime and policing in London

London, United Kingdom
The future of crime and policing in London WEDNESDAY, 12TH OCTOBER 2016 Guests of Honour: Craig Mackey, Deputy Commissioner, Metropolitan Police Service and Helen Bailey, Chief Operating Officer, Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime Scheduled in the context of the development of London’s Police and Crime Plan following the Mayoral elections, this conference will bring together key policymakers a...

Westminster Legal Policy Forum
Oct 12, 2016

Conference

European Public Procurement 2016

London, United Kingdom
Join us for the 6th annual European Public Procurement conference to keep up to date with the latest changes, including analysis on New Models for Procurement Law in light of the unprecedented landscape post Brexit. Share and learn from the implementation experiences, as well as the successes and challenges of key European jurisdictions. Analyse case law at a national and ECJ level as well as gain...

IBC Legal
Oct 18, 2016

Seminar

Banking reform in the UK - competition, innovation, standards, and market stability

London, United Kingdom
This timely seminar will discuss key policy priorities ahead for the UK’s banking sector. Delegates will have the opportunity to engage with policymakers and regulators on key issues facing the industry, and share latest thinking on accountability and ethics, market stability, competition and innovation. The conference is scheduled to facilitate discussion on the final report of the Competition ...

Westminster Business Forum
Oct 20, 2016

Conference

Next steps for the employment tribunal system and dispute resolution

London, United Kingdom
This conference will consider the future of the employment tribunal system in England and Wales, as well as alternative forms of dispute resolution in the workplace. Delegates will discuss the impact of the introduction of employment tribunal fees and the conference is timed to follow the Government’s Post Implementation Review, as well as the Justice Select Committee’s ongoing Courts and tribuna...

Westminster Forum Projects
Oct 27, 2016

Conference

15th Annual Conference for Senior Patent Administrators

London, United Kingdom
The programme is designed exclusively for you and your colleagues, not for attorneys . In one event you will hear about the latest rule changes from the EPO, WIPO and USPTO, recent developments, and projected changes for the next year. The speakers come directly from the EPO, WIPO and the USA. WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND This programme is designed exclusively for you and your colleagues, not for attor...

Management Forum Ltd
Nov 7, 2016

Conference

The Formal Requirements of the European Patent System

London, United Kingdom
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN BY ATTENDING How to competently prepare an application for filing before the EPO Guidance on all administrative aspects What documents are required on filing Procedural steps Supervision of time limits Fee payments WHO SHOULD ATTEND Administrative and patent formalities staff Office managers in industrial patent departments Administrators in private practice Those needing a ...

Management Forum Ltd
Nov 8, 2016

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
Nov 16, 2016

Conference

IBA European Start Up Conference

London, United Kingdom
We are delighted to present the first IBA European Start Up Conference. This conference will be hosted in Level39 in London’s Canary Wharf. Level39 is Europe’s largest technology accelerator for finance, retail, cyber-security and future cities technology companies. The conference will look at current trends in the industry, best practices in the supporting of the life of a start-up, creating a ...

International Bar Association
Nov 17, 2016

Conference

IBA Private Equity Transactions Symposium 2016

London, United Kingdom
This year’s event will once again cover the current trends and latest developments in the private equity market and explore the hottest issues from markets around the world as well as providing unparalleled opportunities to network with international peers. Topics will include: - Overview of global private equity market – issues and trends - How investors view the asset class today and their plan...

International Bar Association
Nov 21, 2016

Conference

The Art of European Claim Drafting

London, United Kingdom
This seminar combines one day of claim drafting fundamentals with a further day of focused workshops. Attendees have the choice of either a mechanical or chemical workshop. PLEASE NOTE Attendees will benefit from bringing a copy of the European Patent Convention with them.

Management Forum Ltd
Nov 22, 2016

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 w...

Management Forum Ltd
Nov 22, 2016

Seminar

The future for probation in England and Wales

London, United Kingdom
This seminar will bring out latest thinking on the future of probation in England and Wales, and what more can be done to improve efficiency, effectiveness and public safety in the delivery of non-custodial offender management services. It is scheduled to follow the recent transitional period for the sector brought about by Government’s Transforming Rehabilitation Programme last year, and follows...

Westminster Legal Policy Forum
Nov 23, 2016

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 prob...

Management Forum Ltd
Nov 23, 2016

Seminar

Drafting Commercial Contracts for the Pharmaceutical Industry

London, United Kingdom
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. They can be difficult for even the most well equipped in-house lawyer and most often it is not the lawyer in the driving seat. Commercial managers from all areas of the pharmaceutical industry are leading negotiations a...

Management Forum Ltd
Nov 24, 2016

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 ...

Management Forum Ltd
Dec 1, 2016

Conference

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
Dec 1, 2016

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 5, 2016

Conference

US Patent Practice ~ What European Patent Attorneys Need to Know

London, United Kingdom
KEY TOPICS TO BE COVERED AT THIS SEMINAR US Patent Law Update Claim Interpretation Subject Matter Eligibility Sufficiency of Disclosure Novelty, Nonobviousness, Utility Inventorship Double Patenting Inequitable Conduct and the Duty of Candor Procedural aspects of US Patent Prosecution Interferences Post-grant Review under the AIA Reexamination and Supplemental Examination Reissues Direct and Indi...

Management Forum Ltd
Dec 7, 2016

Seminar

The Impact of Patent Construction - How to Prove Infringement and Validity

London, United Kingdom
This seminar will:- Examine the principles of claim construction in the three jurisdictions Contrast the doctrines of equivalents and purposive construction Analyse validity requirements Illustrate the major issues with panel discussion, comparative examples and case studies

Management Forum Ltd
Dec 8, 2016

Conference

How to Avoid Common Pitfalls in Combined EU/US Patent Applications

London, United Kingdom
THIS SEMINAR WILL INCLUDE:- The often unseen traps posed by differing EU and US requirements Best practices for reconciling the EU and US requirements and drafting an application to: Maximise scope of protection Reduce objections Minimise costs and maximise flexibility Prosecution procedures EPO and USPTO approaches to rejections Responding to EPO and USPTO rejections, based on an optimised speci...

Management Forum Ltd
Jan 17, 2017

Seminar

FinTech in the UK - next steps for regulation, skills and investment

London, United Kingdom
This conference will focus on key challenges and opportunities for developing the UK’s FinTech industry. Delegates will have the opportunity to engage with officials and frontline stakeholders on a range of issues and opportunities for the industry, including latest thinking on improving sector skills, attracting investment, and developing a regulatory framework that supports innovation and consu...

Westminster Business Forum
Jan 25, 2017

Seminar

Innovation and the business of law: technology, regulation, client services and new business models

London, United Kingdom
This event is CPD Certified. As the legal sector responds to trends in new technologies and business structures, this timely discussion will assess the next steps for law firms and other legal service providers in adopting emerging technologies, maintaining a competitive advantage and responding to changes to client and business needs in a developing market. It follows the latest SRA marketplac...

Westminster Legal Policy Forum
Feb 14, 2017

Conference

3-day 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






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