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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...

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May 16, 2018

Conference

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

London, United Kingdom
COURSE OVERVIEW 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 a...

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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...

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Jun 6, 2018

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 ...

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Jun 7, 2018

Seminar

The Formal Requirements of the European Patent System

London, United Kingdom
TOPICS TO BE COVERED AT THIS SEMINAR Introduction to the European patent system The European patent application Electronic ling Procedure before the receiving section and search divisions n Time limits, fees Loss of rights, transfer of rights n Examination procedure Post-grant proceedings Overview of PCT Regional entry before the EPO

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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.

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Jun 13, 2018

Conference

US Patent Practice

London, United Kingdom
COURSE OVERVIEW KEY TOPICS TO BE COVERED AT THIS SEMINAR Legal framework AIA overview US patent prosecution Enablement Definiteness Novelty and prior art Obviousness Provisional and continuing applications n USPTO programs Duty of candor Infringement Patent litigation and damages

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Jun 13, 2018

Conference

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 proble...

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Jun 14, 2018

Conference

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 is...

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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

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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...

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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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Oct 30, 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
Nov 6, 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
Nov 7, 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
Nov 8, 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
Nov 8, 2018

Seminar

The Formal Requirements of the European Patent System

London, United Kingdom
TOPICS TO BE COVERED AT THIS SEMINAR Introduction to the European patent system The European patent application Electronic ling Procedure before the receiving section and search divisions n Time limits, fees Loss of rights, transfer of rights n Examination procedure Post-grant proceedings Overview of PCT Regional entry before the EPO

Management Forum Ltd
Nov 9, 2018

Seminar

Annual Update for Senior Trade Mark & Design Administrators

London, United Kingdom
COURSE OVERVIEW This conference is a must-attend event for all senior trade mark and design administrators. It will bring you up-to-date with the recent EUIPO legal reforms, focusing on changes to the law and practice, including a case law summary. The EUIPO is constantly innovating and updating its online systems and tools, and you will get a tour through not only EUIPO but some of the linked da...

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Nov 14, 2018

Seminar

The Art of European Claim Drafting

London, United Kingdom
COURSE OVERVIEW 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. WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND Gain a good understanding of the principles of the drafting process Develop your dra...

Management Forum Ltd
Nov 20, 2018

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 29, 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

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