Global IP Conference with advanced PCT Training
About

This two day complimentary conference will cover a variety of topics including building an IP strategy in an international market, overcoming country specific prosecution requirements, and the impacts of changes in patent law. 

Day one of the Global IP Conference will include multiple sessions focused on global strategy, international filing and docketing procedures, and practices specific to the EPO. On day two, Carl Oppedahl, WIPO PCT consultant, will lead training on advanced PCT topics.

When:  Tuesday April 10 - Wednesday April 11, 2018 
Where:  Embassy Suites by Hilton Minneapolis Downtown  |  12 South 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402

 

Day 1

Overview

Tuesday April 10, 2018

Day 1 of the Global IP Conference will bring together a wide range of legal professionals and attorneys to discuss the latest IP developments in today’s rapidly changing environment.  Within these three concurrent tracks, our presenters will explore these fluid changes and share useful tips when it comes to dealing with IP management, European patent practices, and global IP strategies.

**There will be a complimentary reception open to all attendees following Day 1 sessions.

Schedule coming soon!

Track I: The Evolution of Strategic IP Management and Implementation

There have been substantial changes in the global economic environment to go along with advanced technological developments that have resulted in a massive overhaul in IP law and culture. In this track, we’ll provide practical examples and advice from seasoned professionals who have adopted new and streamlined methods and practices whether as in-house or outside counsel, or service providers.

Who Should Attend:

  • Docketing & Paralegal Professionals
  • Patent Managers
  • Legal Operations

 Topics Include:

  • The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Docketing Your IP
  • Streamlining Legal Operations: Onboarding, Workflow & Workload
  • Tackling Invention Disclosures
  • Improving Patent Filing Procedures & Systems
  • Managing Incoming US Filings from Foreign Agents

Track II: Insights into European Patent Practices

Join our European Patent Practitioners in this highly informative and collaborative program discussing EPO proceedings and subject matter eligibility, and comparing them to USPTO subject matter requirements, post-Alice.

Who Should Attend:

  • IP Attorneys

 Topics Include:

  • Differences and parallels in CII at the EPO and USPTO, post-Alice   
  • Med Tech and Medical Methods: Patentability Requirements at the EPO
  • Subject matter basis at the EPO: Avoiding invalid priority claims and added subject matter rejections
  • Mock Trial: Unveiling the Mysteries of Oral Proceedings at the EPO

 Track III: Global IP Strategies

What would a Global IP Conference be without having a track dedicated to strategy? For this track, we’ve chosen some current hot-button topics along with critical information to help you get the most out of your intellectual property.

Who Should Attend:

  • IP Attorneys

Topics Include:

  • Reverse Engineering your Competitor’s Global IP Strategy
  • Straight from the FBI: Protecting Your Critical Information
  • Taking Your Brand Beyond U.S. Borders
  • Patent Assignment Problems within the US and under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
Day 2

Overview

Wednesday April 11, 2018

This is a full day complimentary training session on advanced PCT topics lead by WIPO consultant, Carl Oppedahl. 

Who Should Attend:

  •  Attorneys
  • Paralegals
  • Others involved in global IP strategy

Topics Include:

  • Procedural safeguards
  • Strategies for entry into the US Nation Phase and By-pass Continuation Practice
  • Changes to the international and PCT Regulations

**We will apply for 6 hours of CLE credit in Minnesota and California. 

Schedule

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Registration
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM: Part I: Advanced PCT Training
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM: Break
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Part II: Advanced PCT Training
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Lunch
1:00 PM – 2:15 PM: Part III: Advanced PCT Training
2:15 PM – 2:30 PM: Breakout
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Part IV: Advanced PCT Training

Downloadable schedule coming soon!

Carl Oppedahl is a partner in Oppedahl Patent Law Firm. He also serves as an adjunct professor at University of Denver School of Law, teaching Advanced Patent Law. He served for many years on the faculty of the Practicing Law Institute's Patent Bar Review Course. Carl frequently speaks on intellectual property subject matter, including lectures in continuing legal education (CLE) programs, and has many publications on the topic.

Carl earned a bachelor's degree with a double major in physics with honors and mathematics with honors from Grinnell College. After graduating, he was co-awarded the Linn Smith Prize for Excellence in Mathematics. Carl went on to earn a law degree from Harvard Law School and is now a member of the Oppedahl Patent Law Firm. He has written and prosecuted numerous patent applications in electrical engineering, computer software system, and mechanical areas and is an active computer programmer.

Contact Tara McMillen at tmcmillen@slwip.com with questions. 

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About

This two day complimentary conference will cover a variety of topics including building an IP strategy in an international market, overcoming country specific prosecution requirements, and the impacts of changes in patent law. 

Day one of the Global IP Conference will include multiple sessions focused on global strategy, international filing and docketing procedures, and practices specific to the EPO. On day two, Carl Oppedahl, WIPO PCT consultant, will lead training on advanced PCT topics.

When:  Tuesday April 10 - Wednesday April 11, 2018 
Where:  Embassy Suites by Hilton Minneapolis Downtown  |  12 South 6th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Day 1

Overview

Tuesday April 10, 2018

To open day 1 of the Global IP Conference, we will bring together a wide range of legal professionals and attorneys to discuss the latest IP developments in today’s rapidly changing environment.  Within these three concurrent tracks, our presenters will explore these fluid changes and share useful tips when it comes to dealing with IP management, European patent practices, and global IP strategies.

**There will be a complimentary reception open to all attendees following Day 1 sessions.

Schedule coming soon!

Track 1: The Evolution of Strategic IP Management and Implementation

There have been substantial changes in the global economic environment to go along with advanced technological developments that have resulted in a massive overhaul in IP law and culture. In this track, we’ll provide practical examples and advice from seasoned professionals who have adopted new and streamlined methods and practices whether as in-house or outside counsel, or service providers.

Who Should Attend:

  • Docketing & Paralegal Professionals
  • Patent Managers
  • Legal Operations

 Topics Include:

  • The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Docketing Your IP
  • Streamlining Legal Operations: Onboarding, Workflow & Workload
  • Tackling Invention Disclosures
  • Improving Patent Filing Procedures & Systems
  • Managing Incoming US Filings from Foreign Agents

Track 2: Insights into European Patent Practices

Join our European Patent Practitioners in this highly informative and collaborative program discussing EPO proceedings and subject matter eligibility, and comparing them to USPTO subject matter requirements, post-Alice.

Who Should Attend:

  • IP Attorneys

 Topics Include:

  • Differences and parallels in CII at the EPO and USPTO, post-Alice   
  • Med Tech and Medical Methods: Patentability Requirements at the EPO
  • Subject matter basis at the EPO: Avoiding invalid priority claims and added subject matter rejections
  • Mock Trial: Unveiling the Mysteries of Oral Proceedings at the EPO

 Track 3: Global IP Strategies

What would a Global IP Conference be without having a track dedicated to strategy? For this track, we’ve chosen some current hot-button topics along with critical information to help you get the most out of your intellectual property.

Who Should Attend:

  • IP Attorneys

Topics Include:

  • Reverse Engineering your Competitor’s Global IP Strategy
  • Straight from the FBI: Protecting Your Critical Information
  • Taking Your Brand Beyond U.S. Borders
  • Patent Assignment Problems within the US and under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
Day 2

Overview

Wednesday April 11, 2018

This is a full day complimentary training session on advanced PCT topics lead by WIPO consultant, Carl Oppedahl. 

Who Should Attend:

  •  Attorneys
  • Paralegals
  • Others involved in global IP strategy

Topics Include:

  • Procedural safeguards
  • Strategies for entry into the US Nation Phase and By-pass Continuation Practice
  • Changes to the international and PCT Regulations

**We will apply for 6 hours of CLE credit in Minnesota and California. 

Schedule

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM: Registration
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM: Part I: Advanced PCT Training
10:15 AM – 10:30 AM: Break
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Part II: Advanced PCT Training
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Lunch
1:00 PM – 2:15 PM: Part III: Advanced PCT Training
2:15 PM – 2:30 PM: Breakout
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Part IV: Advanced PCT Training

Downloadable schedule coming soon!

Carl Oppedahl is a partner in Oppedahl Patent Law Firm. He also serves as an adjunct professor at University of Denver School of Law, teaching Advanced Patent Law. He served for many years on the faculty of the Practicing Law Institute's Patent Bar Review Course. Carl frequently speaks on intellectual property subject matter, including lectures in continuing legal education (CLE) programs, and has many publications on the topic.

Carl earned a bachelor's degree with a double major in physics with honors and mathematics with honors from Grinnell College. After graduating, he was co-awarded the Linn Smith Prize for Excellence in Mathematics. Carl went on to earn a law degree from Harvard Law School and is now a member of the Oppedahl Patent Law Firm. He has written and prosecuted numerous patent applications in electrical engineering, computer software system, and mechanical areas and is an active computer programmer.

Contact Tara McMillen at tmcmillen@slwip.com with questions.