MASTER CLASSES  2021

Tuesday, October 26th   

ON ZOOM 

 

Master Classes are intensive seminars that give participants time to delve into specific subjects in as much detail as time permits. Faculty instructors are proven experts in the field with over dozens of years of experience.

Take part in one of the 6 Master Class options below:

 

Master Class 1

BIG DATA and AI: IP Protection, Transactional and Regulatory Considerations

Faculty: Barry Schindler, Adam Snukal, Mark Ruberto

Greenberg Traurig

ZOOM October 26th 16.00 IL, 15.00 CET, 14.00 UK, 9.00 EST

 

Master Class 2

Prosecution Strategies You Should Consider for a Global Portfolio, and Tips for Implementing Those Strategies in View of Recent US and EPO Guidance

Faculty: Darren Jiron, Nicholas Fox, Harrison Chang, Finnegan LLP

ZOOM October 26th 16.00 IL, 15.00 CET, 14.00 UK, 9.00 EST

 

Master Class 3

Presenting a Winning Case to the EPO Boards of Appeal:  How to Build a Best Case for Appeal 

Faculty: Mr. Daniel X. Thomas, former EPO Director and Micaela Modiano, Modiano & Partners

ZOOM March 2, 2022 16.00 IL, 15.00 CET, 14.00 UK, 9.00 EST

 

Master Class 4

Competitor Analysis: IP Landscaping and Beyond

Faculty: William Kezer and Adam Samansky, Mintz  

IN PERSON

The MC will be scheduled at a time when Mr. Samansky is permitted to enter Israel and he can conduct the class 'face to face.' 

 

Master Class 5

Intellectual Property Litigation Before the ITC

Faculty: Daniel Melman, Pearl Cohen US

Yuval Esteron, Estar Technologies, Ltd., VP Business Development & Legal Affairs

ZOOM February 2, 2022, 16.00 IL, 15.00 CET, 14.00 UK, 9.00 EST

Master Class 6

Maximizing the Value of the In-House IP Manager – Outside Counsel Relationship

Faculty: Dr. Kfir Luzzatto, Patent Attorney, and Oren Mandler, Head of IP Litigation, The Luzzatto Group

ZOOM October 26th 15.00 IL, 14.00 CET, 13.00 UK, 08.00 EST

Master Classes

 

Master Class 1: BIG DATA and AI: IP Protection, Transactional and Regulatory Considerations

The confluence of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) has created major challenges in IP protection, transactional and regulatory considerations. These challenges have in turn created new risk paradigms that affect how companies protect their assets, make day-to-day core business decisions, implement privacy and security protocols, and even buy/sell assets.  This Masterclass will explore these challenges, and sample the most current trends in these areas.

 

Topics will include:

  • IP protection of the outputs from processing big data corpora using AI algorithms -- protected by patents and copyrights 

  • Apply trade secret laws to newly-generated corpora created from AI algorithms that correlate data from multiple databases containing private and/or personal data. 

  • Understanding the efficacy and risks of using AI in regulated industries. 

  • Building privacy & data security systems and protocols tailored around AI. 

  • What every seller and purchaser needs to consider when selling a business heavily reliant on proprietary AI algorithms.

Faculty:  

Barry Schindler, Adam Snukal, Mark Ruberto

Greenberg Traurig

 

Master Class 2: Prosecution Strategies You Should Consider for a Global Portfolio, and Tips for Implementing Those Strategies in View of Recent US and EPO Guidance

 

Patents are jurisdiction dependent, and beneficial strategies under one country’s laws and rules may be met with resistance in another jurisdiction. In other cases, patent laws across jurisdictions are converging, which underscores the importance of a multi-jurisdictional strategy.  In this webinar we will review patent prosecution strategies every practitioner should consider, especially for patent applications to be filed in the US and in the EPO. We will also examine the impact of new EPO guidance on applications implementing these strategies and offer practical tips for complying with the EPO’s more strict approach for certain cases.

 

Topics will include:

  • Omnibus application strategies aimed at deferring costs and maintaining access to valuable disclosures describing a company’s core technologies;

  • Techniques for drafting disclosures that preserve claim interpretation flexibility in the US, but avoid EPO objections arising from usage of terms such as “may” and “optionally;” and

  • Multi-jurisdictional patent eligibility strategies

Faculty:

Darren Jiron, Nicholas Fox, Luigi DiStefano, Harrison Chang

Finnegan LLP

 

Master Class 3: Presenting a Winning Case to the EPO Boards of Appeal:  How to Build a Best Case for Appeal

Faculty: Daniel X. Thomas, Former Director EPO. Mr. Thomas headed various directorates in the fields of electronics, medical physics and mechanics at the EPO. He has great experience in Oral Proceedings having chaired around 300 of those in opposition procedures.

Micaela Modiano, Senior Partner Modiano & Partners regularly represents clients before the EPO.  

 

Master Class 4: Competitor Analysis: IP Landscaping and Beyond

 

Competitor analysis in IP diligence may take many forms depending on the business objective. 

From basic landscaping and freedom to operate searches, to the development of fully-formed noninfringement and invalidity positions, competitor analysis may both solve and create problems. 

Effective competitor analysis must be strategic to achieve the objective and not cause unintended adverse consequences. 

 

This master class will focus on strategies built around business objectives, and the diligence tools to achieve those objectives. 

 

Topics will include:

 

  • Application of the attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine

  • Avoiding and/or mitigating claims of willful infringement

  • Preparing for diligence – Develop a Landscape Report that Reflects Your Business

  • Diligence involving former employees and  trade secrets

 

The master class will also cover strategies involving opinion practice through the instigation of patent challenges and declaratory judgment actions, and the effective preparation for an infringement litigation brought by a competitor. 

Faculty: William Kezer and Adam Samansky, Mintz 

Master Class 5: Intellectual Property Litigation Before the ITC

The International Trade Commission (ITC) in Washington D.C. handles high-stakes IP disputes involving goods imported into the U.S.  Because of its knowledgeable administrative law judges and commissioners, expedited case schedules, and swift and forceful remedies, the ITC has been a popular forum in recent years for businesses seeking to protect their valuable patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret assets. 

 

At the same time, actions before the ITC often pose a significant threat to the businesses of those accused of unfair import and trade practices.  Therefore, practitioners and businessmen – including those that export goods to the U.S. and those who may be seeking to prevent the importation of infringing goods – need to better understand this administrative agency and its investigative and remedial authority.

 

This master class will analyze the unique features and jurisdictional requirements of litigating at the ITC.  The class will provide perspectives from outside counsel and from business decision makers alike on how to navigate the fast pace docket of high risk IP litigation at the ITC in the context of managing a successful global litigation campaign.

 

Faculty: Daniel Melman, Pearl Cohen US

Yuval Esteron, Estar Technologies, Ltd., VP Business Development & Legal Affairs

Master Class 6: Maximizing the Value of the In-House IP Manager – Outside Counsel Relationship

Many companies employ an in-house IP manager when they reach a specific size or volume of IP work. The IP manager then works with outside firms and coordinates the development of the company’s IP assets. Typically, the IP manager is involved in most activities, starting with patents, and including trademarks, designs, and related fields, such as copyright and trade secrets. Developing an efficient working relationship that exceeds the simple mechanics of IP filing and prosecution is necessary to reap the most benefit from working with an outside firm.

 

Topics will include:

  • The most efficient ways to coordinate data management, whether the IP manager maintains their own database or relies on outside counsel’s database.

  • Best practice in maximizing the “hidden IP” of the company by involving outside counsel in the early stages of product development.

  • Developing an IP strategy and keeping it current with the combined efforts of the IP manager and outside counsel.

  • When and to what extent should the IP manager become involved in domestic or foreign prosecution or litigation.

 

Faculty: Dr. Kfir Luzzatto, Patent Attorney, and Oren Mandler, Head of IP Litigation, The Luzzatto Group