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.
21 Sep 2018
GBP 699 599 *
EUR 979 839 *
USD 1,090 934 *
* When you book before 14 Aug
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.
Who should attend?
By attending this one-day intensive seminar you will:
Best practices for organising and conducting an IP due diligence project
In-house perspectives on conducting IP due diligence and FTO projects
Vital aspects of an FTO analysis – US perspective
Vital aspects of an FTO analysis – EP perspective
Wrestling the Chinese dragon
Panel discussion: FTO risks – never black and white
John Nevard is transitioning from his role as Director of Intellectual Property for Cambridge Display Technology Ltd (CDT) to focus on his own IP consultancy, his non-executive directorship of TLIP Ltd, marketing IdeasPatch and being senior advisor to Tianhao Intellectual Property Firm in Hangzhou. After years as an engineer, John changed career in ICI and qualified as
a European Patent Attorney. He became Global Intellectual Property Manager for ICI’s Polyurethanes business in Everberg, Belgium, during which time he was a frequent visitor to Shanghai for technology transfer negotiations. He then entered into private practice in Hong Kong before moving back to England in 2003 to become Senior Patent Counsel, and then Chief IP Counsel, for the Alere group of companies. In April 2011, John joined CDT. He still maintains a strong interest in China and has lectured at the Shanghai University of Finance & Economics and also on Chinese IP law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies of Queen Mary, University of London.
Timothy May is a partner in the Washington, DC office of Finnegan LLP. He has over 20 years experience in the field of US patent law, and focuses his practice on advising European high-tech companies on US patent matters. He counsels clients in all areas of US patent practice and currently manages the patent portfolios for several European clients in various electrical and mechanical technologies. He also counsels clients on patent validity and infringement. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a Patent Examiner at the US Patent and Trademark Office, where he examined applications involving digital communications, image analysis and testing and measurement devices.
Christian Reinders is Chief IP Counsel at Draexlmaier Group, a German automotive component supplier of electrical, electronic, interior and storage systems with more than 70,000 employees operating in over 20 countries worldwide. He and his team are responsible for all IP matters at the Dräxlmaier Group such as patent prosecution work, advising the board of management and all business units about IP matters, negotiating and reviewing all agreements in relation to IP matters, organising internal IP trainings, defining and developing internal workflows in relation to IP matters and defining and implementing various patent strategies for different technology sectors. Christian has worked as a German and European patent attorney over the last 15 years in different roles for various companies and IP firms in Germany, Switzerland and the UK, and therefore knows about working as an outside IP counsel and as an in-house IP counsel. He has extensive experience of advising internal and external clients on patent portfolio management, patent strategy, and how to implement IP-related workflows within a company organisation. Christian has worked on a diverse range of technologies, including computer implemented inventions in various technology fields, consumer electronics, transportation, power generation and electrical networks.
Tim Whitfield is a partner with Powell Gilbert LLP. He advises clients in contentious IP matters across all IP rights with a strong focus on patent litigation and strategy, across a wide range of technologies, especially disputes having an international element and in the pharmaceutical sector. He represents clients in cases before the English Courts and the European Patent Office. He has very extensive experience of advising clients on the co-ordination of international patent litigation strategy including in the pharmaceutical, medical devices and electronics fields. Tim also advises on related issues arising from international technology standards, patent pools and licensing, as well as pharmaceutical regulatory issues and SPCs. Tim also has experience of patent portfolio due diligence projects, contentious design right issues and trade mark infringement disputes.