Webinars & seminars

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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Session twenty one: Oppositions and appeal update

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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Session twenty: 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

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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Session nineteen: 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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Session eighteen: 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

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Session seventeen: 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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Session sixteen: EPO opposition and appeal updates

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

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Session fifteen: 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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Session fourteen: UPC litigation strategies

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

The session included two parts, the first was a presentation on 7 September 2022. The second part was a panel discussion on 14 September 2022 that delved into the questions raised in Part One.

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Session thirteen - Unitary Patent (UP) and Unified Patent Court (UPC) - Issues around ownership and licensing

  • 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

The session included two parts: Part One was an in-depth presentation on 22 June 2022 and Part Two was a panel discussion on 29 June 2022, that delved into the questions raised in Part One.

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Practical Masterclass in Patenting AI at the EPO - London

16 June 2022

This half day masterclass 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 in this

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Session twelve - 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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Session eleven: Part two - Panel Discussion on Unitary Patent (UP) and Unified Patent Court (UPC)

18 May 2022

  • Common misconceptions about opting out
  • Licensing, ownership and transactions
  • Jurisdiction and potential for forum shopping
  • Impact of the UPC on opposition practice

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Session eleven: Part one - Unitary Patent (UP) and Unified Patent Court (UPC)

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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Session ten - Focus on Materials Science

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

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Session nine - Focus on Tech

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

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Session eight - Focus on chemistry, pharma and healthcare

11 November 2021

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

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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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Session seven - 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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Session six - 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

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Session five - Focus on pharma, chemistry and healthcare

25 March 2021

  • EPO case law/New EPO guidelines section on antibodies
  • Plausibility
  • SPCs

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Session four - Focus on tech

17 March 2021

  • Recent case law updates including changes to the EPO guidelines on databases and oral proceedings via videoconference
  • Updates in European design law

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Session three – Differing approaches towards national EP rights

27 January 2021

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

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Session two - Cross-border challenges

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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Session one - Changing times

23 September 2020

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

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