July 15, 2013 | 9:00 a.m. ET | New York
Before companies can begin the process of filing for patent protection around the world, they must establish a sound strategy for protecting their IP most successfully. Nevertheless, crafting a truly effective strategy is not always straightforward and may often not even be practically possible, and this session will unite senior counsel and in-house experts to discuss best practices for creating a patenting world-wide strategy that will help attendees devise world wide patenting strategies to optimize protection for their product portfolios. Our faculty will share their thoughts on:
- Understanding the commercial embodiment of your product
- Drafting claims broadly enough to cover embodiments in numerous jurisdictions
- Recognizing when narrow claims are the best strategy and in what jurisdictions
- Ensuring that you can remain flexible when prosecuting patents so that you can account for changes in your product’s commercial embodiment , as well as account for design arounds by competitors
- Determining which countries provide effective patent protection for your product
- Analyzing markets to make a decision on where to file
- Considering the patent protection available in varying jurisdictions when determining whether to file there
- Does the national patent office examine patents or register them?
- Average time and cost of prosecution
- Are there effective national enforcement mechanisms to make patents worthwhile in that market?
- Exploring options and necessity for obtaining a Foreign Filing License
- What products require that patenting entities obtain a Foreign Filing License?
- Devising a mechanism to control world-wide prosecution costs
- Employing a robust methodology for firm selection when prosecuting patents
- Engage a global law firm to file everywhere? or have a managing firm directing local lawyers?
- When should you retain local firms in different jurisdictions?
Sponsored by: American Conference Institute (“ACI”)
View complete details including registration at http://www.americanconference.com/2013/857/global-patenting-strategy-and-practice