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The following online patent information and related events are offered Tue-Wed.. Sep.14-15 and 17, 2021. See also below information about other upcoming training events (Sep 21-Oct 28, 2021), conferences and selected recent publications of interest.Summary: 9/14/2021 11:00 AM ET Clarivate The road ahead: Sustainable vehicles today and in the future [IP and academic literature analytics]
9/14/2021 12:30 PM ET AIPLA CLE Webinar: Patent Searching: (Almost) Everything You Need to Know
9/15/2021 5:00 AM ET Clarivate Using the Derwent Patent Citation Index in Derwent Innovation (Derwent Innovation Mastercalss volume 3)
9/15/2021 AIDB – CIIPM “Freedom to Operate Search & Analysis – Advanced” (Link only) (New)
9/15/2021 9:00 AM ET ML4Patents.com Webinar Series with w/ Amplified.ai (Episode 3)
9/15/2021 10:00 AM ET Sagacious IP Launch of IP Tools Hub – Landscape and Directory of IP Tools 9/15/2021 11:00AM ET PIUG Understanding Intellectual Property for Patent Searchers(Fee)
9/15/2021 1:30 PM ET USPTO Meet the Patent Experts: Class Three (Key aspects of nonprovisional applications)9/16/2021 11:00 AM ET Sagacious IP How Carefully Structured Design Patent Searches Can Benefit Players of Fashion & Textile Industry (Postponed)
9/17/2021 10:30 AM ET UIC Law IP and Tech Corporate Counsel Conference: Patent landscape analysis ("Best Practices and Pitfalls") (New)
Tuesday, Sep. 14, 202111:00 AM -12:00 PM ET | 11:00 AM -12:00 PM ET
Clarivate The road ahead: Sustainable vehicles today and in the future (Recording, 1:00:35, presentation, 8 p.)Speakers: Ed White, Head of Analytics, IP Group, Clarivate & Robert Reading. Director, Government & Content Strategy, ClarivateElectric vehicles and sustainable transportation have increasingly become a hot topic as sustainability becomes a strategic imperative for companies[ in the automotive sector.] IP sits at the heart of this convergence. Clarivate has spent the last few months enriching the way we analyse our content sources to look at harnessing the power of unified IP, augmented with enriched academic research insights, to unlock valuable insights and hidden opportunities in the burgeoning global electric vehicles sector. This webinar will cover:
EVs’ innovation activity on an upward trajectory since the turn of the new millennium
Governments’ role and the wide-ranging policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Where the ideas and intellectual property assets are being produced, geographically
How well-protected brands in the automotive industry tend to be on the leading edge of security, brand protection and digital commercialization
The potential of EV related technologies and the opportunities that lie ahead
Gaps in technology development, and the problems still to beSee also a report:Clarivate. The road ahead: Sustainable vehicles today and in the future: Discovering valuable intelligence with unified IP analysis and research insights. June 2021. 22 p. 12:30 AM -12:00 PM ET | 11:00 AM -12:00 PM ET
AIPLA CLE Webinar: Patent Searching: (Almost) Everything You Need to Know (Registration, $99 for non-AIPLA members)Join us for an engaging look at patent searches. Rather than a tutorial or “how-to” guide in the mechanics of searching, this program will address important considerations that inform the planning, execution, and validation of all types of patent searches, including patentability, freedom-to-operate, invalidity, landscape, and due diligence searches. Attendees will learn about timing considerations, budgeting and staffing models, export controls, privileges, evidentiary considerations for invalidity/patentability challenges, metrics for evaluating the effectiveness of a search, and more. The program will be useful for those who perform searches themselves and those who outsource their searches to others.
Presented by: Austen Zuege of Westman, Champlin & KoehlerSee also:
Zuege, A. (Ed.), 2017. Patent freedom to operate searches, opinions, techniques, and studies. American Bar Association, Section of Intellectual Property Law, Chicago, Illinois. (Introductory chapterat amazon.com (a book sample); Preview of all chapters at vlex)
Fleming, J. M., (Banner Witcoff), Zuege, A. (Westman Champlin & Koehler) Structuring Freedom to Operate Opinions: Reducing Risk of Patent Infringement (Combating Troubling FTO Results, Overcoming Potential Roadblocks, Addressing Impact of Post-Grant Process on FTO Opinions. Strafford webinar, December 8, 2020 (Presentation, 80 p.)
Curcio, S.(Legalicity, Toronto), Irving, T. L. & Johns, C. C. (Finnegan), Jordahl, K.(KSJLaw). Conducting and Analyzing Prior Art Searches: Validity, Patentability, Infringement, FTO, State-of-the-Art Searches. Strafford webinar. February 2, 2021 (Presentation, 71 p.)
Wednesday, Sep.15, 20215:00-6:00 AM ET | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CETClarivate Using the Derwent Patent Citation Index in Derwent Innovation (Derwent Innovation Masterclass, v.3) (Registration) (Brian Larner, Clarivate)Derwent Patents Citation Index (DPCI) is a unique family-based citation database, containing citations of patents and literature during the determination of patentability. DPCI citation makes it easy to find patents that are closely related, or to identify patents that are highly influential in a technology space. This session will show you how DPCI can answer questions such as:
• Who your main competitors are by viewing who is citing your patents?
• What companies may be interested in buying or licensing your patent?
• How to find documents that may be useful to oppose a problematic patent?
• What type of documents an examiner might cite against your application to avoid potential problems in your patent application?9:00 - 10:00 AM ET | 3:00 - 4:00 PM CETML4Patents.com Webinar Series with w/ Amplified.ai (Episode 3) (Recording, 1:03:51)In this webinar, we will discuss how the Amplified approach allows patent professionals to gain deeper and more precise insights and increase their peace of mind with only a fraction of the time and cost
Agenda: … Qubits for Quantum Computing case study; Additional Amplified functionality examples
Speakers: Anthony Trippe (Host), Samuel Davis, CEO/Co-founder at Amplified, Christopher Grainger, CTO at Amplified
10:00 - 11:00 AM ET | 4:00 - 5:00 PM CETSagacious IP Launch of IP Tools Hub – Landscape and Directory of IP Tools (Recording, 1:00:35)In this event, we will look at the launch of ‘IP Tools Hub’ which will be a ‘Bible for IP Departments’ to find all available tools for their purpose as well as compare their features, strengths, weakness etc. The event will also witness a panel discussion which will focus on Integration and Adaption of the new age tools in the IP workflows.
… Sagacious IP, a Global Intellectual Property Research and Consulting firm has created a comprehensive 'Landscape and Directory of IP Tools' which categorizes numerous tools based on their end application/purpose, base technology as well as strength and credentials of the company/ founders. This searchable directory of tools named 'IP Tools Hub' can be used by IP departments to find all available tools for their purpose as well as compare their features, strengths, weakness and more.
Speakers: Andrew R. Basile, Young Basile; Shawn Lillemo, Harrity and Harrity, LLP; Umesh Amin, UiPath; Sumit Prasad, Sagacious IP
Note: IP Tools Hub lists 105 Patent Search Tools (mark “Patent Searching” box) (as of 9/20/2021) (see also a slide with IP Functions statistics at 8:09 of the recording).
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET | 5:00 -6:00 PM CET
PIUG Understanding Intellectual Property for Patent Searchers (Registration, Fee)Learn key patent information providing a working knowledge of important aspects every searcher should know and to help guide you towards obtaining relevant search results.
What constitutes intellectual property
Advantages of owning a patent
Types of patent publications
Parts of a patent publication
Basics of U.S. Patent Law
Essential International Patent Law
Patent timeline including publication stages
Patent term adjustments and extensions
1:30 -2:30 PM ET | 7:30 -8:30 PM CET
USPTO Meet the Patent Experts: Class Three (Registration)Attend an interactive Q&A session with patent experts at the USPTO's Texas Regional Office (TXRO). The TXRO will continue its five-class curriculum on patents. Class Three covers key aspects of nonprovisional applications.See also recording of USPTO presentation “Filing a Provisional or Non-Provisional Utility Patent Application” for Virginia SBDC (video, 1:01:38, March 11, 2021 by Elizabeth Dougherty, Eastern Regional Outreach Director, USPTO)
Friday, September 17, 2021 (New)10:30 -11:45 AM ET | 4:30 -5:45 PM CET
UIC Law IP and Tech Corporate Counsel Conference, Session 2 "Best Practices and Pitfalls" (Registration)Patent landscape analysis (Jim Johnson, Patent & Competitive Intelligence Analyst, The Chamberlain Group, Oak Brook, Illinois)Recommended reading:
Pargaonkar, Y. R. (2016). Leveraging patent landscape analysis and IP competitive intelligence for competitive advantage. World Patent Information, 45, 10–20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wpi.2016.03.004
Grant, E., Van den Hof, M., & Gold, E. R. (2014). Patent landscape analysis: A methodology in need of harmonized standards of disclosure. World Patent Information, 39, 3–10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wpi.2014.09.005
Other upcoming events (Sep 21-Oct 28, 2021)
9/21/2021 4:00 AM ET & 10:00 AM ET Clarivate What’s New in Derwent Innovation9/21/2021 11:30 AM ET WIPO Patentscope: The Basics (also 9/23/2021 at 8:30 AM CET)
9/21/2021 8:45 PM ET Clarivate Virtual IP Forum Australasia Harnessing the power of IP data to drive R&D.
9/22/2021 4:30 AM ET European IP Helpdesk IP in Biotechnology
9/22/2021 14:00 CET WIPO ST.26: Introduction (French)
9/23/2021 3:00-6:00 AM ET CLEF2021: Cheminformatics Elsevier Melbourne University lab ChEMU (Registration, free)
9/23/2021 9:00 AM & 2:00 PM ET STN Ferrying a Drug into a Tumor Cell Using Specific Immunoconjugates9/23/2021 9:00 AM WIPO Mastering Priority Claims in PCT Applications
9/23/2021 & 9/24/2021 10:00 AM ET CIIPM: Core Patent Search Skills (Fee)9/23/2021 12:00 PM ET USPTO PTAB Inventor Hour Webinar
9/23/2021 1:00 PM ET USPTO Learn about design patents
9/23/2021 2:00 PM ET Clarivate How to Think Like A Professional Patent Searcher
9/23/2021 1:00 PM ET USPTO Learn about design patents
9/28/2021 4:30 AM ET European IP Helpdesk/CPVO coop: IPR in the Agri-food Sector II: conflicts and synergies among GIs, Trademarks, Patents & PVDs
9/29/2021 11:00AM ET Lexology/CCPIT Patent & Trademark Law Office China’s brand-new patent linkage and patent term extension (New)
9/29/2021 11:00AM ET PIUG Choosing and Evaluating Patent Searching Resources
9/30/2021 2:00 AM ET EPO/LESI High-growth technology business forum: Licensing (Reg. by 9/27/2021)9/30/2021 10:00 AM ET WIPO Overview of WIPO and its Activities – with an introduction to Geographical Indications
9/30/2021 1:00 PM ET USPTO China IP: Quarterly legislation and case law update 10/3-6/2021 AI-SDV 2021 The Artificial Intelligence Conference on Search, Data and Text Mining, Analytics and Visualization (see below)
10/5/2021 9:00 STN Coffee Lecture: Meet the Database –NTIS
10/5/2021 2:00 PM ET USPTO Trademark Basics Boot Camp, Module 1: Fundamentals
10/6-8/2021 EPO Search Matters 2021
10/6/2021 12:00 PM ET ML4Patents.com Webinar Series with Perception Partners (Episode 4)
10/7/2021 4:30 AM ET European IP Helpdesk IP Assessment
10/8/2021 AIDB – First steps in determining legal status – Stephen Adams (Link only) (New)
10/11/2021 14:00 CET WIPO ST.26: Advanced (French)
10/12/2021 5:30 AM ET EUIPO Case-law on Designs
10/12/2021 10:00 AM CET WIPO ST.26: Advanced (German)
10/12/2021 11:30 AM ET WIPO Chemical Searches in PATENTSCOPE (also 10/14/2021 at 8:30 AM CET)
10/12/2021 2:00 PM ET USPTO Trademark Basics Boot Camp, Module 2: Registration process overview 10/13/2021 11:00AM ET PIUG Essential Patent Search Techniques
10/13/2021 TBD AIPLA AI Tools for Patent Practice
10/13/2021 & 10/14/2021 10:00 AM ET CIIPM: Freedom to Operate Search & Analysis – Fundamental (Fee) 10/14/2021 4:30 AM ET European IP Helpdesk: Technology Transfer
10/18-21/2021 AIPPI World Congress Online
10/19/2021 2:00 PM ET USPTO Trademark Basics Boot Camp, Module 3: Searching
10/20/2021 4:30 AM ET European IP Helpdesk: IP Commercialisation and Licensing
10/20/2021 2:00 PM ET USPTO Meet the Patent Experts: Class Four (nonprovisional applications; claim interpretation)
10/20/2021 10:00 AM ET CAS Materials Science Information (also at 4:00 AM ET and 4:00 PM ET)
Upcoming conferences of interest: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
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)
(New) AIPPI World Congress Online October 15-22, 2021 (From the program 10/18: Designs into the future; Data protection rules for pharmaceutical; 10/19: IP valuation & IP value; Industrial Designs and the Role of Prior Art (Q278); 10/21: Doctrine of equivalents: can the prior art infringe)
EPO Patent Knowledge Week, Online event, 2-5 November 2021 (replaces the EPO's annual Patent Information Conference)
(New) International Forum “Patent analytics As a Tool in Science, Technology and Innovation management” November, 18-19 November 2021, Sirius, Russia (onsite & online broadcast) From Agenda: International Online conference “Patent Analytics, Global Factory of Thought”, 8/18/2021 15:00-16:40 MSK (7:00-8:40 AM ET) (International speakers include Prof. Yuya Kajikawa (Tokyo Institute of Technology), Irene Kitsara (WIPO), Dr. Bernice Oh (IPOS International), Marco Richter (LexisNexis PatentSight), Anthony Trippe (Patinformatics, LLC), Dr. Lei Wang (CNIPA)). (Registration (Russian language interface only), choose “Премиум” (Premium, 10 000 ₽~ $137).
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 (Sep. 14, 2021)
Markush Claim, enablement issuesKelly, Richard D. PTAB adopts [Idenix] in finding Markush group not enabled. Life Sciences Blog (Oblon), September 7, 2021 See also:
PTAB PGR2020-00028 Syngenta Crop Protection v. FMC Corp, Final Written Decision, Aug. 31, 2021, 66 p. (US10294202B2 Pyrrolidinones as herbicides) Mandrusiak, Lisa M, & Sanford, Elissa L. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Idenix Case: Dispute Surrounding the Enablement Standard for Biotechnology Patents Continues. Oblon website, February 12, 2021.
Idenix Pharmaceuticals LLC v. Gilead Sciences Inc. (941 F.3d 1149 (Fed. Cir. 2019)) (US7608597B2 Methods and compositions for treating hepatitis C virus) Karshtedt, Dmitry and Lemley, Mark A. and Seymore, Sean B., The Death of the Genus Claim (August 5, 2020). Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, Forthcoming, GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2021-06, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2021-06, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3668014
Idenix Pharmaceuticals LLC v. Gilead Sciences Inc. On Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Brief of intellectual property professors as amici curiae in support of petitioners. Professor Mark A. Lemley. Counsel of Record, 32 p. Filed Nov 16 2020.
Update: 9/14/2021 2:40 AM Information on upcoming conferences of interest has been added.
Update: 9/14/2021 3:34 AM Information on selected publications has been added.
Update: 9/152021 11:15 PM Information on Jim Johnson’s presentation on UIC Law IP and Tech Corporate Counsel Conference (Sep. 17, 2021) has been added.
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