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The Right Way to Calculate Due Dates in Europe and China
If you are docketing in China or Europe, you may notice that calculated due dates don’t match the dates given by your foreign associate. This program will explain why and the proper way to calculate due dates in these countries.
Using Analytics as a Patent Annuity Decision Tool
Join us as our panel discusses best practices for the annuity payment decision process and how patent analytics can help assist annuity decision makers in making the best decisions possible.
IP Punch List for Software Companies
The Software field is a dynamic growing area. This webinar will focus on the challenges that software companies face in protecting their innovations both in the US and in other important jurisdictions.
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Schwegman is teaming up with WIPO to host an all-day complimentary "Advanced PCT Training" seminar that will provide insights to practitioners on amendments and recent developments to the PCT rules, developing a strategy for international filings and procedural safeguards.
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About the “IP Punch List” Webinar Series

In response to the increasing needs for in-house IP counsel support on a temporary or fractional share basis, the Schwegman firm has created the Virtual In-House IP Counsel Program. To introduce this program, we have developed a complimentary bi-weekly webinar series aimed to provide valuable insight on how an In-house counsel can align your business and IP strategies. In this educational webinar series, we will dive into the top technology landscapes, the different IP pitfalls that each may face, and provide you with an “IP Punch List” as a best practices guide.

The IP Punch List webinar series audience will range from emerging growth companies that do not yet have any in-house counsel, to large corporations with well-established IP groups. If your company is involved with or is in need of guidance with any of the following matters, this series will be useful to you:
  • Patent filing strategy
  • Managing patent prosecution matters
  • Strategic IP deals such as major cross-licenses
  • Department or IP process development
  • Selection of a permanent in-house IP counsel and staff
  • Freedom to Operate
  • Preparing for a company sale or funding round
  • Managing ongoing IP litigation matters
  • Trade Secret Protection
  • Trademark and branding strategy

Each of the IP Punch List webinars will provide a 30 minute panel discussion followed by a collaborative Q&A session.

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Thursday, March 30 (1 PM Central)
How to Develop an IP Strategy

An IP strategy is the single most important factor in maximizing IP protection while minimizing IP costs. This complimentary webinar identifies how to establish an IP strategy that incorporates business and product strategies.

The presenters for this discussion includes Luke Dohmen and Jeffrey Ranck.  Luke Dohmen is the former Chief Patent Counsel at Boston Scientific with a proven track record in delivering high-impact and forward-looking Global IP and IP portfolio management strategies.  Jeff Ranck is Of Counsel at the Schwegman firm and previously spent 14 years as the Assistant General Counsel of Microsoft.

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Thursday, April 13 (1 PM Central)
Freedom to Operate: Finding the IP “White Space” and Avoiding the IP Land Mines

Patent litigation is a fact of life for most high-tech companies. This webinar will focus on the internal processes that can help minimize litigation risk.

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Thursday, April 27 (1 PM Central)
Maximizing IP Rights with Contracts and Agreements

All companies have contract with third parties. From confidentiality agreements to development agreements to license agreements. This webinar will focus on issues that you need to consider to protect your company.

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Thursday, May 11 (1 PM Central)
Why Trade Secret Protection is Powerful and How to Set Up an Effective Trade Secret Program

Trade Secrets, if managed properly, can last forever. This webinar will focus on recent changes to trade secret law in the US and what you can do to protect your important information.

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Thursday, May 25 (1 PM Central)

Getting Trademarks Right and Building Powerful Brand Equity from the Start

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Thursday, June 8 (1 PM Central)

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Open Source Software, while Reaping the Benefits

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Thursday, June 22 (1 PM Central)

The Essentials: Setting up a Patent Program for a Med Tech Company

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Thursday, July 13 (1 PM Central)

Running an Effective Invention Disclosure & Patenting Program

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Thursday, July 27 (1 PM Central)

Preparing for and Managing IP Litigation

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