Upcoming IPWatchdog Webinars


Below is a list of upcoming IPWatchdog.com webinars. We will be doing webinars every Thursday at 12 pm ET.  Mondays and other times are available upon request.  Each webinar is sponsored by a company or firm within the intellectual property industry and is moderated by IPWatchdog. All webinars are free to attend. If you would like to sponsor a webinar please contact us using this form. *** Please Note: Registration information is shared with the sponsor and speakers of the webinar(s) you register for.  We do not and will not sell, share or otherwise make that information available to anyone else.r.   You can also click the View Past Webinars link below to watch many of our previously held webinars.

IPWatchdog Webinars for Q1 2019

February 2019

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Drafting Software Patents: Lessons from Key Lighthouse Cases

Obtaining a software patent today is easier than it was just a year ago in most Art Units at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), thanks to the Federal Circuit’s decision in Berkheimer v. HP Inc., 881 F.3d 1360 (Fed. Cir. 2018),  the USPTO’s guidance to patent examiners on the Berkheimer decision, and more recently the Revised Patent Eligibility Guidance published by the USPTO at the beginning of 2019. Still, obtaining a software patent is more difficult than it was five years ago, and much more difficult than it was ten years ago.

The patent laws relating to software have been in a state of near constant flux over the last decade. In order to have the best chance at obtaining a software patent, and at having that patent survive any post grant challenges after it is issued, it is critically important that the description of the invention be as complete as possible at the time of filing the first patent application.

In order to adequately identify and describe a software-related invention to stand up to the scrutiny it will receive today drafters must take into consideration the lessons from the “lighthouse” cases. When the Federal Circuit to applies and analogizes the facts of these cases and claims to the claimed invention it leads to a finding that the claim is patent eligible. Thus, you need to draft your specification and claims with the teaching of these critically important cases in mind.

Join Gene Quinn, President and CEO of IPWatchdog, Inc, on Monday, February 14, 2019 at 12:00 pm (noon) EST, for a free webinar discussion Drafting Software Patents: Lessons from Key Lighthouse Cases. Joining Gene will be John White, patent expert, lecturer and partner with Berenato & White, and Megan McLoughlin, patent attorney with LexisNexis IP.

THURSDAY, February 14, 2019 at 12 pm (noon) EST

 

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How to Evolve Your IP Strategy Over Time

A sound intellectual property (IP) strategy, and effective execution of such a strategy, are essential ingredients for the success of any technology company. And while many, if not most, enterprises have instituted, and are executing, an IP strategy of some sort, an important question should be periodically asked: Is the IP strategy and its execution extracting maximum value from company technology? In other words, in light of technology advances and marketplace changes, is your IP strategy optimal for today’s realities?

Corporate IP strategies may seem sound in theory, but in practice they are often selectively or inconsistently applied, and over time they become incompatible with company needs. Worse, they can get in the way by distracting innovators and IP practitioners while consuming enormous resources.

An optimal and comprehensive IP strategy does not magically come into being, or magically stay fresh and relevant over time. To move to the next level, an enterprise should periodically, and intentional adjust its IP strategy.

Join Gene Quinn, President and CEO of IPWatchdog, Inc, on Thursday, February 21, 2019, at 12:00 pm (noon) EST, for a free webinar discuss that will focus on the importance of evolving an IP strategy to stay relevant, and steps that can be taken by those in-house and outside patent practitioners to adjust with changing technology and market realities. Joining Gene will be Carlo Cotrone, Senior Legal Strategist and IP Corporate Counsel at Baker Hughes, a GE Company.

THURSDAY, February 21, 2019 at 12 pm (noon) EST

 

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Join Gene Quinn, President and CEO of IPWatchdog, Inc, on THURSDAY, February 28, 2019 at 12 pm (noon) EST, for a free webinar discussion.

 

THURSDAY, February 28, 2019 at 12 pm (noon) EST

 

March 2019

 

 

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A Tale of Different Software Innovations: The Uneven Impact of Alice

Bioinformatics is an exciting and growing interdisciplinary technological field. Bioinformatics can be used to predict protein sequences through analysis of large databases of biological data to enable the development of new drug therapies. Bioinformatics can also be used to better understand the genetic basis for disease, as well as unique adaptations. Advances in computing and software, such as artificial intelligence (AI), open increasing possibilities for bioinformatics related innovation. Not surprisingly, the bioinformatics sector is predicted to exceed $16 billion by 2022.

With a largely fledgling industry that has such potential for growth, it is hardly surprising that patent applications aimed at protecting various bioinformatic related innovations are increasing – up 40% in 2017 compared with the number of applications filed in 2010.

Despite the great potential for innovations in the bioinformatic space to identify new drug therapies and greater understanding of complex disease and adaptations and mutations, which would be of extraordinary societal benefit, the Supreme Court’s decision in Alice v. CLS Bank has wreaked havoc on these patent applications covering foundationally important technologies.

“The percentage of office actions issued by the business-method art units that included eligibility rejections increased to over 90% after Alice was issued,” Dr. Kate Gaudry, a patent attorney and partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP recently explained in an article published on IPWatchdog.com.  “A near-identical increase in eligibility rejections was also observed in applications from bioinformatics, though the eligibility prevalence remained rather stable when considering [other biotech related inventions] as a whole.”

Unlike for business methods and inventions relating to artificial intelligence, however, after an initial dip in the allowance rate of patents relating to bioinformatics innovations, the allowance rate for Art Unit 1631, the primary Art Unit Assigned, has steadily increased rather dramatically since about the middle of 2017.

Join Gene Quinn, President and CEO of IPWatchdog, Inc, on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 12:00 PM EST, for a free webinar discussion of bioinformatics patents, patentability and drafting practices. Joining Gene will be Dr. Kate Gaudry, the author of this article, and John White, patent expert, lecturer and partner with Berenato & White.

THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 at 12pm (noon) EDT

 

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Join Gene Quinn, President and CEO of IPWatchdog, Inc, on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 12:00 pm (noon) EDT, for a free webinar discussion.

 

THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 at 12pm (noon) EDT

 

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Join Gene Quinn, President and CEO of IPWatchdog, Inc, on THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 at 12 pm (noon) EDT, for a free webinar discussion.

 

THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 at 12 pm (noon) EDT

 

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Join Gene Quinn, President and CEO of IPWatchdog, Inc, on THURSDAY, March 28, 2019 at 12 pm (noon) EDT, for a free webinar discussion.

 

THURSDAY, March 28, 2019 at 12pm (noon) EST

 

IPWatchdog Webinars for Q2 2019

April 2019

 

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Join Gene Quinn, President and CEO of IPWatchdog, Inc, on THURSDAY, April 4, 2019 at 12 pm (noon) EDT, for a free webinar discussion.

THURSDAY, April 4, 2019 at 12 pm (noon) EDT

 

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Join Gene Quinn, President and CEO of IPWatchdog, Inc, on Thursday, January 31, 2019, at 12:00 pm (noon) EDT, for a free webinar discussion.

 

THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 12pm (noon) EDT

 

 

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Join Gene Quinn, President and CEO of IPWatchdog, Inc, on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 12:00 pm (noon) EDT, for a free webinar discussion.

 

THURSDAY, April 25, 2019 at 12pm (noon) EDT

 

May 2019

 

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Join Gene Quinn, President and CEO of IPWatchdog, Inc, on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 12:00 pm (noon) EDT, for a free webinar discussion.

 

THURSDAY, May 2, 2019 at 12pm (noon) EDT

 

 

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Join Gene Quinn, President and CEO of IPWatchdog, Inc, on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 12:00 pm (noon) EDT, for a free webinar discussion.

 

THURSDAY, May 9, 2019 at 12pm (noon) EDT

 

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Join Gene Quinn, President and CEO of IPWatchdog, Inc, on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 12:00 pm (noon) EDT, for a free webinar discussion.

 

THURSDAY, May 16, 2019 at 12pm (noon) EDT

 

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Join Gene Quinn, President and CEO of IPWatchdog, Inc, on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 12:00 pm (noon) EDT, for a free webinar discussion.

 

THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 at 12pm (noon) EDT

 

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Join Gene Quinn, President and CEO of IPWatchdog, Inc, on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 12:00 pm (noon) ET, for a free webinar discussion.

 

THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 at 12pm (noon) EDT

 

June 2019

 

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Join Gene Quinn, President and CEO of IPWatchdog, Inc, on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 12:00 pm (noon) EDT, for a free webinar discussion.

 

THURSDAY, June 6, 2019 at 12pm (noon) EDT

 

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Join Gene Quinn, President and CEO of IPWatchdog, Inc, on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 12:00 pm (noon) EDT, for a free webinar discussion.

 

THURSDAY, June 13, 2019 at 12pm (noon) EDT

 

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Join Gene Quinn, President and CEO of IPWatchdog, Inc, on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 12:00 pm (noon) EDT, for a free webinar discussion.

 

THURSDAY, June 20, 2019 at 12pm (noon) EDT

 

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Join Gene Quinn, President and CEO of IPWatchdog, Inc, on Thursday, June 27 2019 at 12:00 pm (noon) EDT, for a free webinar discussion.

 

THURSDAY, June 27, 2019 at 12pm (noon) EDT