Events & webinars

2024

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Essentials for US attorneys: Navigating added matter at the EPO

Join us on Wednesday 10 July from 10:00-11:00 PDT | 12:00-13:00 CDT | 13:00-14:00 EDT, for the first in a series of webinars tailored for US patent attorneys new to European patent law, and those wanting a refresher of the fundamentals.

This webinar will demystify added matter, one of the key differences between EPO and USPTO practice. Gain practical knowledge and tips to navigate the complexities of added matter in European patent applications, addressing objections with confidence, and drafting applications to avoid objections in the first place.

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Navigating commercial contracts: What you need to know

Join our in-house commercial contracts expert, Louise Perkin, and her specialist non-contentious team on Thursday 4 July 2024 at 13:30-14:30 GMT | 14:30-15:30 BST | 15:30-16:30 CEST, where they will be delving into negotiating and drafting commercial contracts.

We will be addressing some of the most frequently asked questions, with a focus on liability, indemnity, warranties and intellectual property matters.

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Insuring your innovative business’s success – How IP insurance can prepare your business for Intellectual Property surprises

26 June 2024

Join experts from HLK, Jensten Insurance Brokers and Pen Underwriting on Wednesday 26 June 2024 at 11:00 BST where we will explore how business owners can position themselves in the best possible way to handle any unexpected intellectual property (IP) matters.

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IP in the age of digital engineering: how to succeed in Europe as engineering shifts to the digital domain

19 June 2024

Join our experts on Wednesday 19 June 2024 at 13:30-14:30 GMT | 14:30-15:30 BST | 15:30-16:30 CEST where we will focus on the boundary for patent eligibility, and how to navigate the EPO’s practice on computer-implemented inventions, particularly for innovation in the engineering/industrial sector.

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Emotional Perception AI: Where have we been, and where are we now?

11 June 2024

We take a deep-dive into the highly anticipated Comptroller-General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks v Emotional Perception AI Ltd judgement.

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Materials Science: Evolving case law and filing trends

8 May 2024

This webinar covers the evolving case law and filing trends in materials science. Our experts delve into recent EPO case law, updates to EPO guidelines, and emerging patent filing trends, providing valuable insights and practical takeaways.

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Changes to patenting life sciences and medical innovation in Europe

10 April 2024

Join our Life Sciences and Healthcare team’s latest webinar where you will learn about the recent valuable changes and updates relevant to patenting life sciences, healthcare and medical innovations in Europe.

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Growing your business: It’s who you know (and what they know)

31 January 2024

This in-person event is aimed at technology focused businesses and will explore how advisors can work with you and your enterprise to protect and leverage your key market differentiators, increasing your value proposition and allowing you to focus where you excel.

 

Integrating AI: the good, the bad and the (legally) ugly

10 January 2024

  • AI regulations and IP law in relation to generative AI
  • The legal risks and advantages of integrating generative AI into your business
  • Practical steps on how to minimise such risks and maximise the advantages

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2023

Spotlight on materials science: data, definitions and trends

22 November 2023

  • Leveraging experimental data to support inventive step
  • Difficult definitions: pores, particles and planes
  • Patent filing trends for quantum dots

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SEP/FRAND - trends and developments in the UK, EU and beyond

1 November 2023

This webinar will provide an overview of SEP and FRAND developments, including where we are, how we got there and some speculation on what might be coming next. The speakers possess extensive knowledge and experience in the SEP/FRAND sphere.

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A practical masterclass in patenting AI at the EPO and USPTO

11 October 2023

This online masterclass will provide you with greater insights and tips for successful IP strategies in this challenging and constantly evolving area. The webinar will be relevant to practitioners in all technical sectors which intersect with AI and will provide discussion on:

  • USPTO Practice Review for CII and AI
  • EPO Practice Review for CII and AI
  • Case Study – Comparison of EPO and USPTO Outcomes

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UK and EU trade marks update: Something for everyone

4 October 2023

  • Use of Trade Marks in Comparative Advertising – Suing for trade mark infringement (and why barely anyone does)
  • How to clear the  bar – successfully proving Acquired Distinctiveness at the EUIPO
  • UKIPO representation 3 years post Brexit – what TM owners need to know as December ‘deadline’ looms

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Materials science: Case law and practical points

6 September 2023

  • Patenting materials science inventions inspired by nature
  • Referral to the Enlarged Board of Appeal – G 1/23: Shining a light on product disclosure
  • Showing sensory properties of food materials

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The UPC: Talking points from the first month

5 July 2023

The Unified Patent Court (UPC) finally opened for business on 1 June and there has been a lot of activity already. Join our panel of experts to hear about what’s happened at the UPC so far and what to expect in the future. Among other discussion points we’ll be looking into the actions that have been brought at the UPC, bringing you updates on the language regime of the Court and considering the implications of the UPC to litigation strategy.

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Oppositions and appeal update: Part two

14 June 2023

  • Update on plausibility and claiming priority at the EPO
  • The impact of ViCo on EPO opposition proceedings
  • Opposing and revoking: A comparison of EPO Opposition and UPC revocation actions

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Saving costs in UK IP litigation: What some lawyers don’t want you to know

10 May 2023

Whether bringing a claim to enforce your UK IP rights or defending an action brought against you, you need to know how to get the result you want as cost effectively as possible.

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Focus on materials science: Part two

12 April 2023

  • Patents for the hydrogen economy
  • Substances, compositions and medical devices
  • Updates on EPO case law for materials science

 

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The realities of patenting AI in Europe

22 March 2023

  • Trends and top companies: statistics on AI patenting in Europe
  • How to patent Core AI
  • The line between trade secrets and patents in AI

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UK & EU trade marks: Essential lessons for 2023

8 February 2023

  • Blockbuster bad faith – Tesco v Lidl, Skykick & others
  • Beyond Brexit – key developments on address for service and the interface between UK and EU proceedings
  • In bad shape? Current case law on 3D trade marks in the EU

 

 

2022

Patenting materials – Green energy focus

30 November 2022

  • Patenting electronic nanomaterials
  • G2/21 – how much data is enough
  • Patenting in green tech

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EPO opposition and appeal update: Part one

9 November 2022

  • Plausibility – where next?
  • The impact of ViCo on EPO opposition proceedings
  • Claiming priority at the EPO – review of G1/22 and G2/22

 

Designs: cross-border FTOs, filing and enforcement

19 October 2022 

  • Clearing new products – it doesn’t need to cost the earth
  • Designs fit for the metaverse – future-proofing international filing strategies
  • Enforcement – themes from recent case law in the UK, EU and Germany

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UPC litigation strategies

7 September 2022

  • Overview of litigation at the UPC
  • Strategic use of national courts alongside the UPC – an introduction

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Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court: Issues around ownership and licensing

22 June 2022

  • Ownership issues affecting Unitary Patent registration
  • Ownership issues affecting litigation and opt outs at the UPC
  • Considerations for licensees and licensors relating to the UP and UPC

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Practical masterclass in patenting AI at the EPO

16 June 2022

This half day masterclass in London will explore various aspects of patenting AI at the EPO. Through an interactive case study, interviews with EPO insiders and our own attorney experience, the event will provide you with greater insights and tips for successful IP strategies.

 

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Materials science inventions: some practice and EPO case law updates

25 May 2022

  • EPO case law review – overlapping numerical ranges
  • Patent filing trends in recyclable and bio-based plastics
  • EPO case law review – multiple selection of parameter ranges

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Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court

30 March 2022

  • A refresher on the UP and UPC systems
  • Where we are now
  • What patent proprietors and applicants need to think about before the UP and UPC systems come into effect
  • Case studies

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Focus on materials science: Part one

26 January 2022

  • EPO Case Law Update: Focus on Materials Cases – Clarity and Sufficiency
  • Materials from a mechanical perspective
  • AI-based inventions in Materials Science

 

2021

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Focus on tech: Part two

17 November 2021

  • Common issues encountered in patenting electronics
  • Drafting tips to reduce the risk of encountering these issues
  • Criteria to help decide which inventions to patent
  • When to patent
  • Filing strategies

Focus on chemistry, pharma and healthcare

11 November 2021

  • EPO case law update
  • Enforcing second medical use claims across Europe
  • SPC update
Patenting AI

AI drafting and prosecution strategies for experts

29 September 2021

  • Drafting techniques
  • Case law
  • Trends in AI

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Patenting AI at the EPO - an introduction

22 September 2021

  • What kinds of AI inventions are likely to be patentable at the EPO?
  • How to push a draft AI application in the right direction for an EPO grant
  • EPO practice for examining “mixed-type” inventions
  • New practice: sufficiency and comparative data, especially for AI inventions

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Requesting re-establishment of rights at the EPO and national offices

18 August 2021

  • EPO case law update
  • Patent Restorations across key European jurisdictions
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Inventions that bridge different areas of technology

8 June 2021

  • EPO case law update
  • Patenting AI – Tips for patents across the technology spectrum
  • Developing the way we patent Medical Technology

Focus on pharma, chemistry and healthcare

25 March 2021

  • EPO case law/New EPO guidelines section on antibodies
  • Plausibility
  • SPCs
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Focus on tech: Part one

17 March 2021

  • Recent case law updates including changes to the EPO guidelines on databases and oral proceedings via videoconference
  • FRAND/SEP
  • Updates in European design law
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Differing approaches towards national EP rights

27 January 2021

  • EPO Case Law update
  • Utility Models
  • Doctrine of equivalents

2020

12 November 2020

  • EPO Case Law update
  • Cost effective patent strategies for multijurisdictional new product launches – using the litigation process as a tool to maximise success
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23 September 2020

  • Update on EPO Case Law
  • Videoconference Oral Proceedings at the EPO
  • Brexit
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