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The following online patent information and related events are offered Tue-Thu.. Oct. 12-14, 2021: See also below information about other upcoming training events (Oct. 18- 28, 2021), conferences and selected recent publications of interest.Note: Free Registration is open for EPO Knowledge week, Nov. 2-5, 2021 (replaces EPO annual patent information conference); EPO conference "Emerging technologies in the health sector" Oct. 28, 2021 (Registration. by 10/25/2021, 6 pm ET, free) (New)
This week summary10/12/2021 10:00 AM CET WIPO ST.26: Advanced (German) (Weiterführender kurs, Präsentation, 136 s.) (title only)
10/12/2021 10:00 AM ET IPlytics The Role of SEPs in the Auto Industry (How To Navigate Risk Webinar Series Part 1) (New)
10/12/2021 11:30 AM ET WIPO Chemical Searches in PATENTSCOPE (also 10/14/2021 at 8:30 AM CET)10/12/2021 12:00 PM ET Kilburn & Strode Drafting Masterclass, Webinar 1: How to read & write (the patents edition)
10/12/2021 2:00 PM ET USPTO Trademark Basics Boot Camp, Module 2: Registration process overview
10/12/2021 7:30 PM ET American Patent Agency webinar series@MIT Patentability Requirements II: 112 (Sufficiency of Disclosure) (#5)
10/13-14/2021 9:00 AM ET CIIPM Freedom to Operate Search & Analysis – Fundamental (Fee)10/13/2021 11:00AM ET PIUG Essential Patent Search Techniques (Fee)
10/13/2021 11:30 AM ET WIPO Overview of the Global Design Database10/13/2021 12:30 PM AIPLA Artificial Intelligence Will Take Over the Practice of Patent Law (Fee)
10/14/2021 4:30 AM ET European IP Helpdesk: Technology Transfer
10/14/2021 10:40 AM – 2:15 PM ET Frontier by PatSnap 2021 (selected sessions)
Tuesday, Oct.12, 202110:00 -11:00 AM ET | 4:00 - 5:00 PM CET (US/Europe. Registration)
Oct.13 2021 2:00-3:00 AM ET| 8:00 - 9:00 AM CET (Asia. Registration)IPlytics The Role of SEPs in the Auto Industry (How To Navigate Risk Webinar Series Part 1)
Presenter: Tim Pohlmann (IPlytics)… In this webinar we will discuss the role of SEPs for connectivity technologies in vehicles, provide an overview of the landscape of declared SEPs, pooled SEPs as well as discuss standards development initiatives that are relevant or will become relevant for the auto sector.See also:
Pohlmann, Tim. The Role of Standard-Essential Patents for the Auto Industry. IPWatchdog.com Blog, Sep. 27, 2021
IPlytics. (2021). The Role of Standard-Essential Patents for the Auto Industry. Report. September, 2021 (A summary and a request form). [This report discussed in more detail ... a more comprehensive monitoring of patent filings, SEP declarations, as well as patent pooling but also standards developing activities beyond the known environment of competitors and suppliers in the auto industry]
11:30 AM -12:30 PM ET | 5:30 - 6:30 PM CET (also 10/14/2021 at 8:30 AM CET)WIPO Chemical Searches in PATENTSCOPE (Registration)
Presenter Sandrine Ammann (WIPO)See presentation and video of Previous webinars “Chemical searches in PATENTSCOPE”: March 16 and 18, 2021 (presentation, 70 p., no video); April 23, 2020 webinar (video, 24:09 and slides, 58 p.). For detail information of the webinar content and other additional information, see Mar. 15, 2021 PIUG-PG post.
Note: In September 2021 Markush search has been launched on Patentscope [see WIPO. Markush search now available in PATENTSCOPE. Patentscope News. September 13, 2021, first reported in Sep. 21, 2021 PIUG-PF post)]. At this Oct 12, 2021 webinar Markush search has been briefly introduced and number of questions related new search service has been answered Christophe Mazenc, Director of WIPO Global Database Divison. It appear that licenced Clarivate content is limited to backfle and updates for PCT and IP5. Batch search has been enabled. Specialized training on Markush searching on Patenscope is planned in several months.
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET | 6:00 - 7:00 PM CET
Kilburn & Strode (European IP firm) Drafting Masterclass, Webinar 1: How to read & write (the patents edition) (Registration)This webinar [ for non-patent attorneys] covers a variety of topics surrounding drafting patents in general and the second webinar [Nov. 15, 2021] focuses on drafting European patents specifically.
2:00 – 3:30 PM ET | 8:00 – 8:30 PM ET
USPTO Trademark Basics Boot Camp, Module 2: Registration process overview (Registration)In this second module of our eight-part virtual Trademark Basics Boot Camp, we’ll focus on the overall trademark registration process, from filing to registration. …we will cover the following topics: Trademark basics; Application workflow and timeline overview; Post-registration workflow overview…See recording (video, 1:06:15) of the previous Module 2 webinars of June 6, 2021 by Jason Lott, Attorney Advisor, Trademark Customer Outreach, USPTO.
7:30 - 8:30 PM ET | 1:30 - 2:30 AM CET (Oct.6, 2021)American Patent Agency webinar series@MIT Patentability Requirements II: 112 (Sufficiency of Disclosure) (#5) (Registration)
Instructor: Stephen Hou, Patent prosecution advisor at American Patent Agency LC. Hosted by MIT Graduate Student Council.… This session discusses the patentability requirements from 35 USC 112 (sufficiency of disclosure). Goals: – Understand the written description, enablement, and best mode requirements. – Evaluate how much to disclose in a patent application. Note: This is the fifth of 14 lectures of Patent Strategy for Entrepreneurs: Fall 2021 Webinar Series @ MIT. The webinars held every Tuesdays 7:30 PM (1 hour plus Q&A) until December 14, 2021. See description of the course, recording of the previous lectures at the course website.
Wednesday,Oct.13, 20219:00 -1030 AM ET | 2:00 -3:30 PM GMT | 3:00 -4:30 PM CET (2-days course continues 10/14/2021 same time)
CIIPM Freedom to Operate Search & Analysis – Fundamental (Registration, fee)This course is aimed at those with some experience of patent searching who need to extend their expertise in freedom to operate search and analysis. We recommend that attendees have undertaken CIIPM’s Core Patent Search Skills training or a similar course.
11:00AM -12:30 PM ET |7:00AM -8:30 PM CET
PIUG Essential Patent Search Techniques (Registration, fee)Instructor John Zabinskiy (CAS)
Learn essential information and techniques to effectively search for patent information.
Understanding database coverage, content and structure
Evaluating a bottom-up versus a top-down approach to control precision versus recall
Mining data using analysis and semantic techniques to identify relevant search terminology
Comparing search types including bibliographic, keyword, classification, full-text and indexed content
Building comprehensive search statements using search operators and command language techniques including nesting, truncation, wildcards and stemming
Contrasting search features across free and commercial resources
Considering necessary steps for different search types: Patentability, Freedom to Operate and Validity
Viewing a search case study applying these techniques
11:30 AM -12:15 PM ET | 5:30 - 6:15 PM CET)WIPO Overview of the Global Design Database (Registration)
Presenter Sandrine Ammann (WIPO)
See a previous materials of Overview of the GDD webinar (slides, 58 p. Jan. 27, 2021; recording, 18:25, Dec.15, 2020); and additional info in Jul. 26. 2021 PIUG-PF post
12:30 – 2:00 PM | 6:30 – 8:00 PM CET
AIPLA Artificial Intelligence Will Take Over the Practice of Patent Law (Registration, Fee for non AIPLA members)
... Hear from industry experts, who will provide a framework for patent counsel to quantify the value of Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning technologies in practice, as well as specific examples of its use...Functionality will be discussed, as well as how current limitations may evolve in the future.
Presented by: Stephanie Curcio of Legalicity (NLPatent); Jason Adaska of Holland & Hart LLP; Hayley Talbert of Seed Intellectual Property Law Group LLP ; Jeffrey Woodworth of HP Inc.; and Harry Surden of University of ColoradoNote: Legalicity is a legal technology startup and the maker of NLPatent, Patent Search 2.0, a next gen patent search platform used by Am Law 100 firms & Fortune 500 companies. Stephanie Curcio, B.Sc., J.D. is Co-founder, COO of Legalicity
Thusday, October 14, 20212:30 -3:35 AM ET | 8:30 - 9:30 AM CET (also 10/12/2021 at 11:30 AM ET, see above)WIPO Chemical Searches in PATENTSCOPE (Registration)
Presenter Sandrine Ammann (WIPO)
See additional info posted for 10/12/2021 webinar.
4:30 – 6:00 AM ET | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM CETEuropean IP Helpdesk: Technology Transfer (Registration)
Speaker: Dr Christian Hackl (IP expert, European IP Helpdesk)The goal of this webinar is to introduce participants to key elements and concepts in the domains of knowledge and technology transfer.
After the training, participants should be able to answer the following main questions: How do I identify and check the transferability of R&D results? What are the main risks linked to TT? What different TT agreements exist? How do I successfully negotiate TT agreements?8:00 AM – 3:15 PM | 2:00– 9:15 PMFrontier by PatSnap 2021 (Registration)
10:40 -11:10 AM ET Measuring innovation through leading and lagging indicators (Sam Wiley and Emily Kuske, PatSnap)10:40 -11:10 AM ET Mastering the PatSnap basics (Jack Jones, PatSnap)
11:10 -11:40 AM ET The next generation of patent searching (Chris Huffines, Manager, Search Services, PatSnap)
12:30 PM-1:00 PM ET Connected Innovation Intelligence product workshop (Richard Edwards and Shona Anderson, PatSnap)
1:00pm to 1:45pm Top trends in IP transactions (Stout, ROL Group and Unified Patents)
1:45pm to 2:15pm Trends, roadmap, and projections shaping the future of PatSnap ( Jason Resnick, Richard Gibson and Richard Edwards, Patsnap)
Other upcoming events (Oct 18 - 28, 2021)
10/18-21/2021 AIPPI World Congress Online
10/19/2021 4:00 AM ET EUIPO How to Protect your Design - Tips relating to the Graphic Representation and Indication of product of RCDs10/19/2021 12:00 PM ET HTS LLC Through Silicon Vias (TSV) - A Patent Landscape Case Study in Business Intelligence
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)
10/20/2021 1:30 PM ET USPTO TXRO Meet the Patent Experts: Class Four (components of nonprovisional applications , claim interpretation)
10/21/2021 10:00 AM ET European IP Helpdesk/CIOPORA coop Webinar: Growers’ Guide to Intellectual Property Protection for Plants
10/21/2021 10:00 AM ET Overview of WIPO and its Activities – with an Introduction to the WIPO Development Agenda10/21/2021 12:00 PM ET TechInsights/IPWatchdog Patent Litigation: Lessons in the Rearview Mirror10/21/2021 2:00 PM ET USPTO Path to a Patent Series Part III: Patent searching
10/25/2021 8:15 ET IP Landscaping and Competitor Analysis @ BPIP 2021 (fee)
10/26/2021 4:30 AM ET European IP Helpdesk Freedom to Operate
10/26/2021 9:00 ET BPIP 2021 Master Class : Competitor Analysis: IP Landscaping and Beyond (Fee)
10/26/2021 9:00AM ET ACT | The App Association: The EU’s Evolving Framework for Standard-Essential Patents: Part II: Standard-essential patents valuation
10/27/2021 12:00 PM ET ML4Patents.com Webinar Series with IP Rally (Episode 5)
10/27/2021 12:00-2:45 PM ET AIPLA and USPTO Partnering in Patents (incl. New Search Tools, Legal Updates on Anticipation and Obviousness) 10/28/2021 5:00-9:00 ET EPO conference "Emerging technologies in the health sector" (Registration. by 10/25/2021, 6 pm ET, free) (includes 1 h search workshop) (New)
10/28/2021 9:00 AM & 2:00 PM ET Enriching your Multi-file Patent Searches - Additional Value by Using STN Fulltext Databases (incl. RUFULL: RU&EA patents) 10/28/202111:00 PM ET Clarivate/Dart-IP When technologies collide: predicting litigation risk using patent transactions10/28/2021 12:00 PM ET USPTO PTAB Inventor Hour Webinar
Upcoming ConferencesAIPPI 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) (Registration, fee)
BPIP 2021 (Best Practices in Intellectual Property (Hybrid/Tel Aviv, Israel) (Program), Oct. 25, 2021; Master classes (Zoom) Oct. 26, 2021
IP Landscaping and Competitor Analysis (10/25/2021 at8:15 ET) , Master Class 4 Competitor Analysis: IP Landscaping and Beyond (10/26/2021, 9:00 ET)AIPLA and USPTO Conference Partnering in Patents (incl. New Search Tools, Legal Updates on Anticipation and Obviousness), Oct. 27, 2021 (Registration, free)
EPO conference "Emerging technologies in the health sector"10/28/2021 13:00-17:00 CET (5:00-9:00 ET) Program includes 3 h of conference and 1 hour search workshop (Registration, by 10/25/2021.6 PM ET, free) (New)
EPO Patent Knowledge Week (replaces EPO annual patent information conference), Online event, 2-5 November 2021 (replaces the EPO's annual Patent Information Conference) Main track “Patent Knowledge”, Nov. 2-4; Asia track, Nov.5,2021; Patent attorney track Nov.3, 2021, etc. (Registration, free) (New)See other conferences in Oct. 3, 2021 PIUG-PF post .
Lambrix, E., Henry, O.(Bristows LLP). Spotlight on mRNA - IP landscape. Bristows News, October 8, 2021
Gaviria, M., & Kilic, B. [Univ. of Michigan] (2021). A network analysis of COVID-19 mRNA vaccine patents. Nature Biotechnology, 39(5), 546–548. (Published 12 May 2021) https://doi.org/10.1038/s41587-021-00912-9 (GoogleScholar’s free copy)
Medicines Patent Pool VaxPaL – COVID-19 vaccines patent landscape, June 8, 2021 (Download full database v.09.06.2021
Prasad, Sumit (Sagacious IP). AI Versus Manual Patent Searching: How a Hybrid Approach Can Optimize Success. IPWatchdog.com blog. October 2, 2021. [Headline: “Although AI-based patent search tools are agile and user-friendly, they can be integrated with manual searches conducted by experienced analysts to obtain better results.”]
J A Kemp. Data Exclusivity and Market Protection in the EU / EEA and UK Breifing, 20 Sep. 2021, 2p.
Patent Knowledge News (June-Sep. 2021)PTAs (patent term adjustments) in Asian patent systemsEuropean Patent Office. “20+” and still alive? [PTAs: Korea.] Patent Knowledge News. Sep. 27. 2021 [Searching KR PTAs in Espacenet, KIPNIS through English & Korean interfaces with increasing number of details (request for PTA[KRA102]. decision to grant, additional period and the adjusted expiry date)]
Citations to EP patent applications cited during examinationEuropean Patent Office. Improved availability of citations originating from the examination phase of EP applications. Patent Knowledge News. Sep. 13, 2021 […citations occurring during the examination stage for EP applications published as of May 2021 [and after] [as A1/A2/A4 documents] will be available in the EPO's patent information products and services, irrespective of whether or not the EP application leads to a patent. So far, this data has been available only via the online file inspection (section "All documents") in the European Patent Register. A 30-day delay has been introduced between the loading of these citations to the citation database and their availability to the public. ]
Attached:EPO. Overview of citation data in the EPO’s citation database (REFI) July 12, 2021. 1 p.
EPO. IP5 (national + PCT) citations coverage as available in EPO’s databases July 20, 2021. 1 p.
INPADOC enhancementEuropean Patent Office. [Adding EP Register data to INPADOC] Patent Knowledge News. June 21, 2021 [EP procedural data which has been to INPADOC in 2020 and early 2021: EP appeals, decisions to grant; third-party observations; events related to EP publications ; information on the status of EP applications and EP patents. To be added data related to post-grant reviews and petitions for review; fee payments other than payments related to appeals and decisions to grant [by end 2021]. Sample of INPADOC appeals codes are given]
European Patent Register.
European Patent Office. New improvements in the European Patent Register. Patent Knowledge News, 5 July 2021 [(1) CPC symbols and C-Sets are now displayed in the subsections CPC and C-Set (Figure 1) in the Classification section on the About this file page [also included in ST.36 XML download] (2) Moldova (MD), the first validation state, has joined the Federated Register service. (3) The Global Dossier service has been extended to include access to AU applications published on or after Jan. 1, 2006 (Other patent offices participating in GD includes IP5, CIPO (CA) and WIPO)]
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