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1-Day Seminar: IP Due Diligence & Freedom-to-Operate in Practice (London, United Kingdom - June 20, 2019) - ResearchAndMarkets.com

May 3, 2019

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 3, 2019--The “IP Due Diligence & Freedom-to-Operate in Practice” conference has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

This intensive one-day course will give you many insights into the best practice of organising and conducting an efficient and thorough IP due diligence project.

A properly conducted due diligence search can lead to many opportunities for both buyers and sellers, including long-term relationships and new business synergies.

  • Attending this seminar will ensure you know how to mitigate the risks involved and will give you key insights into balancing internal resources and outside expertise to.
  • the best advantage. It will help you understand the vital aspects of an FTO analysis from a US and EU perspective, plus, learn about the IP landscape in China as well as new opportunities.
  • You will benefit from the experience of the expert panel during the discussion session and get the solutions you need to your questions.

By attending this one-day intensive seminar, you will:

  • Gain practical advice from highly-rated experts on how best to prepare for your due diligence and FTO projects
  • Learn to identify when due diligence and FTO projects are desirable and how to determine what the scope should be
  • Improve your understanding of the risks around ownership and learn how to minimise these risks
  • Communicate due diligence results effectively while protecting confidential and privileged information
  • Understand your obligations if the deal doesn’t go through
  • Be prepared for the FTO questions that will be raised by your client/company when they want to use new technology or expand existing technology
  • Understand which FTO questions you should ask, to make the most of your time and budget
  • Discuss best practices for setting up and conducting a thorough analysis
  • Gain valuable insight into infringement and validity analysis in Europe and the US
  • Take away practical advice on leveraging the European and US systems to your advantage
  • Learn to evaluate, minimise and communicate risk effectively

Who Should Attend?

  • Patent attorneys
  • In-house lawyers
  • Business development executives/managers
  • IP and patent managers
  • Licensing executives
  • Trade mark attorneys

Agenda

Best practices for organising and conducting an IP due diligence project

  • Understanding the business goals
  • Practical issues regarding accessing information
  • Privilege and confidentiality issues
  • Developing a comprehensive due diligence checklist to determine project scope under different deal conditions and budgets
  • Awareness of relevant US IP issues frequently encountered
  • Potential pitfalls when involving company’s technical persons: a list of do nots’

In-house perspectives on conducting IP due diligence and FTO projects

  • Role of IP - risk factor, nice to have or deal driver?
  • Coordination of the projects within various business units
  • Balancing internal resources with expertise of outside counsel
  • Impact of IP due diligence and FTO projects on IP awareness within the business units

Mitigating the identified risks

  • Real examples will be used to illustrate the types of risks that generally arise and how to restructure or end a deal having significant risks
    - How much risk is too much?
    - What if you are asked to make the deal happen even if the risk is high?
    - Can you mitigate that risk?

Communicating results and post-deal issues

  • Confidentiality obligations if the underlying deal does not go through
  • Handling negative information
  • Obligations that remain if the deal is successful
  • Practical aspects of file retention

Vital aspects of an FTO analysis - US perspective

  • Tactics for recognising the products and processes to be cleared
  • Timing and scope of the project
  • Defining the search - common pitfalls
  • Validity and infringement analysis - tactics for triage’ on the FTO search results
    - US perspectives on relevant legal issues
  • Cost effective approach for dealing with potentially problematic or blocking’ patents
    - US perspectives on relevant legal issues

Vital aspects of an FTO analysis - EP perspective

  • Strategies for analysing whether EP infringement and validity issues in FTO context
  • Recognising the risks in different EP jurisdictions
  • EP options for dealing with competitor patents
  • Best practices for EP counsel and in-house teams

Wrestling the Chinese dragon

  • IP landscape in China
  • Strategies used by Chinese companies to leverage IP
  • Chinese FTO
    - Conducting searches for China IP
    - The language issue’ (using Chinese documents) - Strategic options for specialist support
    - Options for dealing with third parties
    - Chinese weapons

For more information about this conference visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/hp9rco

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