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Patent Information and related online events, Aug. 24-26, 2021; Selected recent publications
The following online patent information and related events are offered Tue-Thu.. Aug. 24-26, 2021: See also below information about other upcoming training events (Aug. 30-Sep. 23. 2021), conferences and selected recent publications of interest.
See selected presentation of interest at CINF/CHAL Symposia at Aug. 21, 2021 PIUG-PF post
Summary:8/24/2021 10:00 AM ET WIPO PATENTSCOPE Summer Course -Session 4 (Chemical searches and combination of all the studied features during summer course)
8/24/2021 10:00 AM ET IPlytics: Unpacking VVC SEPs and standards contributions8/24/2021 10:00 AM ET CCPIT (CN) Highlights of China’s New Patent Law: Punitive Damages, Partial Design and More 8/25/2021 12:00 PM ET Venable 2021 Amendments to Chinese patent law—What’s in it for the life sciences?8/25/2021 12:00 PM ET ML4Patents.com Webinar Series with w/ Cipher (Episode 2)8/26/2021 9:00 AM ET & 2:00 PM ET STN Searching Inorganics Part 1 – Alloys
8/26/2021 11:00 AM ET - 4:00 PM ET USPTO Inside PTAB–an educational webinar
8/26/2021 11:00 AM ET SCRA/Burr & Forman The Path Beyond Patent Issuance - Patent Enforcement and Design Around (New)
8/26/2021 12:00 PM ET USPTO PTAB Inaugural [Introductory] webinar [PTAB proceeding basic]8/26/2021 1:00 PM ET USPTO [PCT, Paris Convention & Hague System for Industrial Design] (The Path to a Patent, Part VI)
Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021
10:00 -11:30 AM ET | 4:00 -5:30 PM CET
WIPO PATENTSCOPE Summer Course -Session 4 (Chemical searches and combination of contents of the Sessions 1-3 of the summer course) (Registration)
Presenter: Sandrine Ammann, Marketing & Communications Officer, WIPOSee also:
WIPO. The Patentscope User’s Guide. Updated March 2021, 71 p. See Sec. 5 5. Chemical structure search, pp.22-26
Patentscope News: Chemical Structure Search (October 13, 2016); New in PATENTSCOPE: Chemical Sub-Structure Search (September 19, 2019)Patentscope tutorials: Chemical Information (1:25) and Substructure search (0:45)
Chemical Searches in Patentscope webinar materials (presentation, 70p., March 16, 2021, video, 24:09, April 23, 2020)
For an additional info on chemical searches in Patentscope, see March 16, 2021 PIUG-PF post
Presentations of previous sessions of PATENTSCOPE Summer Course: Session 1 (search fields, operators and nesting, 63 p., July 7, 2021), Session 2 (stemming, wildcards, fuzzy searches, caret, 111 p., July 21, 2021) and Session 3 (reading and narrowing down search results, NPL & patent families, 163 p., Aug. 11, 2021), and additional information for Sessions 2 and 3 listed in PIUG-PF posts for Jul. 19, 2021 and Aug. 15, 2021.
10:00 -11:00 AM ET | 4:00 -5:00 PM CET (Registration)
Also Aug. 25, 2020, 2:00 -3:00 AM ET | 8:00 -9:00 AM CET (Registration)IPlytics: Unpacking VVC SEPs and standards contributionsSpeaker: Tim Pohlmann, CEO, IPlytics…In this webinar we aim to provide you with best-in-class algorithmic-based techniques for essentiality rates and patent essentiality prediction. …Can contribution leadership predict patent leadership?
See other presentations of IPlytics Best-in-Class Webinar Series on the IPlytics website
For alternative approaches see:
Clarivate report: Sawant Gaurav, Oak Parijat, White Ed. Demystifying the 5G standard essential patent landscape with manual SEP analysis. Clarivate, March 12, 2021, 5 p.
See notes to Aug. 20, 2021 Dietmar Harhoff’s presentation “Truly standard-essential patents? A semantics-based analysis" at Aug. 8, 2021 PIUG-PF post.
10:00 -11:00 AM ET | 4:00 -5:00 PM CET
CCPIT Patent & Trademark Law Office (China) Highlights of China’s New Patent Law: Punitive Damages, Partial Design and More (Registration)
Speakers: Ji Liu and Biqing Huang, CCPIT Patent and Trademark Law Office
During this webinar, we will discuss some key issues of the new amendment and some background:China’s policies to increase protection of innovation, in the context of China’s transformation from a large manufacturing country to a large innovative country
Law and judicial practice relating to punitive damages of IP, especially patents and trade secrets
New rules on burden of proof in patent litigationPartial design and interim measures.See also: Liu, Ming (Foundin Intellectual Property, China). Chinese Patent Office To Allow Partial Design Protection After June 1, 2021. Mondaq, March 17, 2021
Yuxuan, Chen (Yuanhe Partners, China) How partial designs shape patent protection and infringement. China Business Law Journal. May 3, 2021
7:00-9:00 PM ET
2021 Fall ACS Meeting, CINF Symposia
See selected presentations in Aug. 21, 2021 PIUG-PF post
Wednesday, Aug. 25, 202112:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET | 6:00 – 7:00 PM CETML4Patents.com Webinar Series with w/ Cipher (Episode 2) (Registration)Speakers: Nigel Swycher & Steve Harris, Cipher; Anthony (Tony) Trippe, Patinformatics, LLCIn this webinar we will discuss how the Cipher approach harnesses the best of human expertise and domain knowledge combined with the power of machine learning technology to increase efficiency by eliminating unnecessary manual review.
From Agenda: Qubits for Quantum Computing case study; Cipher's supervised ML for patent to technology mapping; Automation and efficiency for strategic patent solutions
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET | 6:00 – 7:00 PM CET
Venable 2021 Amendments to Chinese patent law—What’s in it for the life sciences? (Recording, 1:01:00)Presenter: Keith Haddaway (Venable)Amendments to Chinese patent law went into effect on June 1, 2021. Some of these amendments have important consequences for life sciences patent practice in China. The most striking change is the establishment of a system for resolving patent disputes in the life sciences.
While similar to the Hatch-Waxman process, the Chinese law also encompasses biologics and traditional Chinese medicines in addition to small-chemical drugs. Amendments are also directed at extensions of patent terms under particular circumstances. This presentation will include a description of the new Chinese system and a comparison to the US system.
Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021 9:00 -10:00 AM ET | 3:00 - 4:00 PM CET (Registration)
2:00 -3:00 PM ET | 8:00 - 9:00 PM CET (Registration)STN Searching Inorganics Part 1 – AlloysPresenter: Anett Petersen, FIZ Karlsruhe
Searching inorganic substances requires a completely different skill set than searching organic compounds. In this first installment on searching inorganic substances, we take a look at searching alloys. We will discuss the ways to find and explore various databases of interest, and will focus on the unique search capabilities within these databases to help improve the search results.
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET | 5:00 - 6:00 PM CET
SCRA/Burr & Forman The Path Beyond Patent Issuance - Patent Enforcement and Design Around (Video, 45:57; presentation, 24 p.) (New)Speaker: Hunter S. Freeman (Burr & Forman LLP)...Learn what it means to have a patent, the scope of protection it provides and how to enforce your patent rights, including the enforcement mechanisms and remedies available to patent owners. How to design around a competitor’s patent will also be covered, including key considerations and best practices for avoiding, defeating and/or minimizing infringement claims.
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM ET | 5:00 - 10:00 PM CET
USPTO Inside PTAB–an educational webinar (Registration)
Overview of the PTAB (Lead Judge Georgianna Braden) (presentation, 32 p.)
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
PTAB ex parte appeal proceeding, Appeal 2021-002663 (Application 16/364,495)
PTAB AIA trial proceeding , IPR2020-00906
Upcoming conferences of interest:
ACS Fall 2021 Meeting, Aug. 22-26, 2021 (Atlanta, GA & Virtual) (Technical Program, see CHAL patent law symposia(8/22-23); CINF Symposia: Chemistry Babylon(8/22); Natural products and food informatics (8/23); Reactions Informatics(8/22), ML & AI for Organic Chemistry(8/22), ML in drug discovery (8/24), etc.)See Highlights of the CHAL/CINF Symposia programs in a separate Aug. 21, 2021 PIUG-PF post
PATINEX 17th Patent Information Expo, 6th–10th September 2021 (Korea, KIPI, online) Theme: Smart IP Strategy for New Digital Era. (Registration, by Aug. 30, 2021, Free)
From the program: Patent Offices presentations;: 15:00 - 15:30 KST (2:00-2:30 AM ET) 9-6-9/10 EPO, JPO, KIPO, CNIPA, USPTO, IPOS
Exhibitor presentations: Lexis-Nexis, IP factory, Wert Intelligence, WISDOMAIN, WIPS, EURAS Tech, Clarivate Analytics, etc.AI-SDV 2021, The Artificial Intelligence Conference on Search, Data and Text Mining, Analytics and Visualization. 3-5 October 2021, Nice, France & virtually. Program
Registration (Super Early Bird Registration by Aug. 31, 2021, 349,00 €)
EPO Search Matters 2021, 6-8 October 2021 (Registration by 29 Sep. 2021, Conference 80€; Espacenet Workshops 90€); Program [Keynote speaker – Andea Davis] ~10AM-3PM CET|4-9 am ET; Workshops 10/6 or 10/8 ~2-4 CET | ~8-10 AM ET)
EPO Patent Knowledge Week, Online event, 2-5 November 2021 (replaces the EPO's annual Patent Information Conference)IP Service Word, Convention & Trade Fair, Nov. 23-24, 2021, Munich, Germany (see Agenda, incl. lectures on patent searching, etc.)Japan 2021 Patent / Information Fair & Conference, February 2-4, 2022
Selected recent publications (Aug. 23, 2021)Digital Science. Digital Science launches Dimensions Life Sciences & Chemistry. Cision PRNewswire , August 19, 2021
Dimensions L&C uses the ontologies from OntoChem(www.ontochem.com)., which include around 40 million concepts and 100 million synonyms from more than 35 knowledge domains such as compounds, proteins, diseases, drugs, materials, methods, devices or species, enabling a high quality, context sensitive knowledge discovery tool.
Selmani, Nora. Dimensions Life Sciences & Chemistry—Powerful discovery functionality on a new scale. Dimensions Blog. August 19, 2021
…Search functions within Dimensions L&C [include] semantic search, co-occurrence analysis, chemistry search and sequence search…
Dimensions Life Sciences & Chemistry (Product Description)
Nicholson, Josh (Scite). Citations are more than just a number. Research Information Blog, August 19, 2021
Related: Scite, Inc. https://scite.ai/
Nolan, Jason (Nolan IP Law) Industry Snapshot: Cannabis Plant Patents. JD Supra, August 20, 2021
From takeaway: The description usually identifies any unique features possessed or exhibited by the new cultivar. For example, several patents outline the chemical composition of the resin found in the glandular trichomes of the new cultivar, including the specific cannabinoids and/or terpenes found in a high concentration relative to one or more known cultivars or with the cannabis genera generally.
Nolan, Jason. (Nolan IP Law). An Introductory Guide to Patent Prosecution. JD Supra, July 28, 2021
…This article explains many aspects of patent prosecution and illustrates certain aspects thereof with current Patent Office data.
Claassen, Siraprapha, et al. Pharmaceutical Data Exclusivity in Southeast Asia. Tilleke & Gibbins International Ltd (Bangkok, Thailand). August 2021, 10 p. (…In this guide, we discuss the availability of data exclusivity protections and limitations in Southeast Asian countries, including Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.)
Skilled Researcher Conducting a Diligent SearchMcCurdy, B. C., Murphy, A. K., Wilner, B. M., & Lewis, S.. Delaware Court Applies “Skilled Researcher Conducting a Diligent Search” Standard in Finding Estoppel Under § 315(e)(2). At the PTAB Blog (Finnegan). August 18. 2021
Ruby, Z. I., Gearing, B. P. & Jacobs, M. H.(Crowell & Morin). Diligent and Skilled: The Changing Standard for IPR Estoppel. IP Litigator, May/June 2020, 26(3), 1–7.
Examples (cited by Z.Ruby) of district courts decisions applying “reasonably skilled patent searcher conducting a diligent search”: Oil-Dri Corp. Of America v Nestlé Purina Petcare Co., Case: 1:15-cv-01067 (Doc. 140) (U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division) , Memorandum opinion and Order August 2, 2017, see pp. 20-21; Palomar Technologies, Inc. Vs. MRSI Systems, LLC, 1:18-cv-10236-FDS [Doc. 393] (U.S. District Court District Of Massachusetts. March 27, 2019). Memorandum and Order on Plaintiff’s Motion for Partial Summary Judgment on Defendant’s Invalidity Disclosures. see p.14-15; Wi-LAN Inc., Wi-LAN USA, Inc., and Wi-LANLabs, Inc. V. LG Electronics, Inc., LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc., and LG Electronics Mobilecomm U.S.A., Inc.’, No. 18-cv-01577-H-AGS. Doc. No. 187. (U.S. District Court Southern District of California) Order:(1) Granting Plaintiffs’ Motion for Partial Summary Judgment of Obviousness Based on IPR Estoppel, November 4, 2019, see p. 14, 16-18; etc.Cited AIA legislative history:
Patent Reform Act of 2011—Continued. (March 8, 2011). Congressional Record, 157(34), S1360–S1394. [Senator KYL. ...” The present bill also softens the could-have-raised estoppel that is applied by inter partes review against subsequent civil litigation by adding the modifier ``reasonably.'' It is possible that courts would have read this limitation into current law's estoppel. Current law, however, is also amenable to the interpretation that litigants are estopped from raising any issue that it would have been physically possible to raise in the inter partes reexamination, even if only a scorched-earth search around the world would have uncovered the prior art in question. Adding the modifier ``reasonably'' ensures that could have-raised estoppel extends only to that prior art which a skilled searcher conducting a diligent search reasonably could have been expected to discover.” (p. S1375)]
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