An In-house training programme on how to prepare for a due diligence project, identify when a due diligence project is desirable, learn to evaluate your, or your clients, patent and trade mark portfolios to ensure as much transparency as possible.
This In-house training programme will show your team how to prepare for the FTO questions that will be raised by your clients or organisation when management want to use new technology or expand existing technology. It will help the team to Understand which FTO questions they should be asking and how to make the most of the departments time and budget.
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Beginning due diligence – The practical problems
Evaluating the patent portfolio: Claim construction, term, validity and enforceability
Ownership and joint ownership of patents, trade marks and copyrights
Evaluating the trade mark portfolio
Mitigation of Risk
Communicating results, preparing the deal documents, and post acquisition issues
Avoiding risks and common pitfalls of a due diligence project
Lori-Ann Johnson focuses on client counselling where she assists clients with the value management of their portfolios. She helps companies understand the legal and commercial significance of their intellectual property and assists in aligning their IP portfolios to meet their business objectives. She has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of portfolio establishment and landscape analysis, due diligence, including acquisition, freedom to operate, new product launch, and pre-litigation analysis in the chemical area. She also has significant experience in all phases of utility and design patent preparation and procurement, infringement, validity and patentability opinion preparation, reissue and re-examination practice, interferences, post-grant proceedings including IPR and PGR before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), and licensing.
Lori’s technical experience is diverse and involves chemical subject matter such as consumer products, pharmaceuticals, papermaking, cosmetics, industrial chemicals, beverage compositions, photochemistry, glass making, and medical devices. She has worked with such companies as Georgia Pacific, Coca Cola, L’Oreal, Astra Zeneca, Sanofi-Aventis, Polymer Group Inc., and Xerox.
She routinely lectures in both the United States and Europe on all aspects of the protection and enforcement of U.S. intellectual property rights, including chemical patent practice, freedom to operate, due diligence, acquisition and landscape analysis, and licensing. From August 2003 to August 2009, Ms. Johnson served as resident managing partner of Finnegan’s Brussels office.