Our Webinars


Below is a list of upcoming IPWatchdog.com webinars. Webinars are moderated by Gene Quinn, patent attorney and founder of IPWatchdog.com. All webinars are free to attend. If you would like to sponsor a webinar please contact us using this form.

IPWatchdog Webinars for Q1 2018

While other dates may be added, starting Q1 2018 we will be doing weekly webinars every Thursday at 12pm ET.

JANUARY 2018

Policing Trademarks Worldwide to Maintain Brand Integrity and Protect Against Counterfeits

Trademark infringement can be a big issue, but increasingly the biggest issue is not merely an act of infringement associated with a competitor going to far or getting too close, but rather with criminal enterprises engaging in widespread counterfeit operations. By some estimates the global cost of counterfeiting has risen to nearly $2 trillion dollars. Counterfeiting is becoming a plague on the world economy.

Join Gene Quinn for a wide-ranging discussion of the growing epidemic of counterfeiting, and tried and true mechanisms for policing trademarks in the real and online worlds.

Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 12pm ET
Sponsored by Red Points

 

Best Practices Design Patent Filing and Prosecution

Today if you are not recommending your clients obtain design patents you are making a huge mistake. Yet, in FY 2017 there were only 43,272 design patent applications filed, while some 602,354 utility patent applications were filed.

Design patents remain a weaker sister to the utility patent protection most clients want, but design patents are cheaper and faster to obtain, and they offer enormously important protection for many clients with tangible products. Indeed, you shouldn’t just think about using trademarks to stop counterfeits and knock-offs, but you should also have your clients at risk seek design patents as well.

Join Gene Quinn and Tracy-Gene Durkin for a wide-ranging discussion relating to the strategic use of design patents as part of a protection regime, and best practices for seeking protection worldwide.

Monday, January 29, 2018 at 2pm ET
Sponsored by CPA Global

 

FEBRUARY 2018

Unlocking the Value in Software Patents – A Technical Perspective

Alice has had an impact on software patents, but they still hold significant value. If your portfolio includes software patents, there will be times when you want to extract value from that portion of your portfolio. As with any patent, there are three key criteria that must be applied when determining value: is it being used, is its use economically significant, and can that use be proven.

One of the most direct ways to uncover evidence of use (EoU) related to a patent can be through reverse engineering; since software is typically embedded in a system, investigating patented innovations implemented in software for EoU poses unique challenges.

Join Gene Quinn for a discussion on strategies for developing EoU for software-related claims and patents, the opportunities, solutions or technical aspects that make a patent supportable, and the different types of analysis that can be performed.

Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 12pm ET
Sponsored by TechInsights

 

Preparing and Prosecuting a Patent That Holds Up to Challenge

There are a variety of reasons why issued patents can be of questionable value. Mistakes made during preparation and prosecution of the patent are among the main reasons an otherwise commercially successful technology can produce a portfolio of low value, or even worthless patents.

Obtaining a patent that will hold up to challenge when the patent owner seeks to use that patent, whether through litigation enforcement or a licensing program, requires thoughtful consideration from the earliest stages. Of course, today many clients are demanding more for less compensation, which only makes the job of the patent practitioner all the more difficult, and mistakes all the more likely.

Join Gene Quinn, patent attorney and publisher of IPWatchdog.com, on Thursday, February 8, 2018, at 12pm ET, for a discussion on patent prosecution strategy. Joining Gene will be Russ Slifer, former Deputy Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and current partner with Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, and Bernie Tomsa, a patent attorney and shareholder with Brooks Kushman.

Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 12pm ET
Sponsored by Anaqua

 

 

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Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 12pm ET
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Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 12pm ET
Sponsored by LexisNexis IP Solutions

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MARCH 2018

Practical Tips for Increasing Patent Allowance Rates

The first commandment of patent prosecution should be to know your patent examiner. To do this patent practitioners need to take into account examiner time constraints and production goals, what examiners needs to see to allow an application, and must have an appreciation for what examiners are being instructed to do by supervisors.

Interactions between patent examiners and patent practitioners are often tense, and frequently unhelpful.  Having a better understanding of an examiner’s expectations and approaching patent prosecution with a cooperative mindset will pay dividends, particularly when a practitioner is willing to work to make an examiner’s job easier.

Join Gene Quinn, patent attorney and publisher of IPWatchdog.com, and Lauren Anderson, a patent attorney with Womble Carlyle, for a wide-ranging discussion on examiner statistics, pressures and expectations.

Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 12pm ET
Sponsored by Patsnap

 

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Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 12pm ET
Sponsored by CPA Global

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Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 12pm ET
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Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 12pm ET
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Thursday, March 29, 2017 at 12pm ET
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IPWatchdog Webinars for Q2 2018

APRIL 2018

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Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 12pm ET
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Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 12pm ET
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Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 12pm ET
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Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 12pm ET
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MAY 2018

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Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 12pm ET
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Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 12pm ET
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Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 12pm ET
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Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 12pm ET
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Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 12pm ET
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JUNE 2018

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Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 12pm ET
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Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 12pm ET
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Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 12pm ET
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Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 12pm ET
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