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Informa
09:00 - 09:30 30 mins
Networking Events
Registration & Coffee
09:30 - 09:40 10 mins
Chair's Opening Remarks
  • Dirk Weiler - Chairman of the Board and the IPR Special Committee, ETSI
09:40 - 10:20 40 mins
What is Intellectual Property and Why is it Important
  • What is intellectual property?
  • The rights and how they interrelate
  • International conventions
  • European Union law
  • Darren Meale - Partner & Deputy District Judge, Simmons & Simmons
10:50 - 11:05 15 mins
Breaks
Morning Refreshment Break
11:55 - 12:45 50 mins
An Introduction to the General Principles of Trademark Law and Practices
  • Unregistered trademarks
  • The action for passing off
  • Registered trademarks: UK and CTM
  • Absolute grounds for refusal
  • Relative grounds for refusal
  • Opposition, revocation and invalidity proceedings
  • Transactions involving trade marks
  • Infringement proceedings
  • Darren Meale - Partner & Deputy District Judge, Simmons & Simmons
12:45 - 13:45 60 mins
Breaks
Lunch
14:30 - 15:20 50 mins
Licensing and Transactions: An Introduction to Maximising Profit
  • An overview of licensing
  • Assignment of rights - what is it and why do it?
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Other security arrangements
  • Q&A
  • Giles Pratt - Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
15:20 - 15:40 20 mins
Breaks
Afternoon Refreshment Break
15:40 - 16:30 50 mins
An Introduction to Standards
  • The role of Standard Setting Organisations (SSOs)
  • ISO, National Standards Bodies and Regional Bodies
  • When does a patent become standard-essential?
  • Fair, Reasonable, & Non-Discriminatory Licensing
  • Role of the courts in SEP licensing
  • Dirk Weiler - Chairman of the Board and the IPR Special Committee, ETSI
16:30 - 17:20 50 mins
IP Due Diligence: Maximising the Benefits
  • The purpose of due diligence
  • Growing importance of IP/T
  • Knowing the deal
  • The role of warranties and indemnities
  • Designing an effective strategy for due diligence
  • IP searches
  • Contract reviews
  • Forms of reporting to the client
  • Particular issues: Patents, trademarks, copyright and designs, know-how and confidential information, domain names, IP licensing arrangements and IT contracts
  • Areas of particular concern – improvements, joint ownership etc
  • Claudia Milbradt - Partner, Clifford Chance
17:20 - 17:30 10 mins
Chair's Closing Remarks and end of Day One
  • Dirk Weiler - Chairman of the Board and the IPR Special Committee, ETSI
17:30 - 18:30 60 mins
Networking Events
Dinner & Cash Bar Opens
18:30 - 20:00 90 mins
Networking Events
Pub Quiz
Showing of Streams
09:30 - 09:40

Chair's Opening Remarks

  • Dirk Weiler - Chairman of the Board and the IPR Special Committee, ETSI
more
09:40 - 10:20

What is Intellectual Property and Why is it Important

  • What is intellectual property?
  • The rights and how they interrelate
  • International conventions
  • European Union law
  • Darren Meale - Partner & Deputy District Judge, Simmons & Simmons
more
Showing of Streams
11:55 - 12:45

An Introduction to the General Principles of Trademark Law and Practices

  • Unregistered trademarks
  • The action for passing off
  • Registered trademarks: UK and CTM
  • Absolute grounds for refusal
  • Relative grounds for refusal
  • Opposition, revocation and invalidity proceedings
  • Transactions involving trade marks
  • Infringement proceedings
  • Darren Meale - Partner & Deputy District Judge, Simmons & Simmons
more
Showing of Streams
14:30 - 15:20

Licensing and Transactions: An Introduction to Maximising Profit

  • An overview of licensing
  • Assignment of rights - what is it and why do it?
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Other security arrangements
  • Q&A
  • Giles Pratt - Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
more
Showing of Streams
15:40 - 16:30

An Introduction to Standards

  • The role of Standard Setting Organisations (SSOs)
  • ISO, National Standards Bodies and Regional Bodies
  • When does a patent become standard-essential?
  • Fair, Reasonable, & Non-Discriminatory Licensing
  • Role of the courts in SEP licensing
  • Dirk Weiler - Chairman of the Board and the IPR Special Committee, ETSI
more
16:30 - 17:20

IP Due Diligence: Maximising the Benefits

  • The purpose of due diligence
  • Growing importance of IP/T
  • Knowing the deal
  • The role of warranties and indemnities
  • Designing an effective strategy for due diligence
  • IP searches
  • Contract reviews
  • Forms of reporting to the client
  • Particular issues: Patents, trademarks, copyright and designs, know-how and confidential information, domain names, IP licensing arrangements and IT contracts
  • Areas of particular concern – improvements, joint ownership etc
  • Claudia Milbradt - Partner, Clifford Chance
more
17:20 - 17:30

Chair's Closing Remarks and end of Day One

  • Dirk Weiler - Chairman of the Board and the IPR Special Committee, ETSI
more
Showing of Streams