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© 2020 Intellectual Property Resources, Ltd.

MASTER CLASSES  2020 

Monday June 22 | 8.30 - 12.00

Sheraton Hotel, 3rd floor Business Center 

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 5 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

 

Master Class 2

Funding David to Slay Goliath: Litigation Financing for Patent Suits

Faculty: Elliot Cook and Darren Jiron, Finnegan and Yoav Navon, Woodsford

 

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

 

Master Class 4

Competitor Analysis: IP Landscaping and Beyond

Faculty: William Kezer and Adam Samansky, Mintz  

 

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

Master Classes

 

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

 

2: Funding David to Slay Goliath: Litigation Financing for Patent Suits

 

Description:       

Innovative Israeli companies sometimes feel that their patents are going to waste.  The patents are being infringed by large competitors, but the cost of litigating the patents in U.S. court is viewed as an insurmountable obstacle.  Litigation financing can be a solution to this problem. 

 

Learn from expert patent litigators at Finnegan, and seasoned investment professionals at Woodsford Litigation Funding, how to achieve the benefits of litigation finance and avoid its potential pitfalls.  As this master class will explain, the full panoply of patent enforcement options – including litigation – are available to companies with strong patents.

 

Faculty: Elliot Cook and Darren Jiron, Finnegan and Yoav Navon, Woodsford

 

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.  

 

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 

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