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Japan
Need to decide if you should file patent applications abroad? In this advanced webinar series, we'll take a look at strategies and best practices for key countries outside of the United States.
US vs. International: Claim Scope and Application Support
All patent specifications are not created equal. Find out what your application needs to avoid potentially narrow claims in foreign jurisdictions
Managing the Drafting and Filing of US Applications
Understand how corporate IP departments assign and distribute disclosures to outside counsel, track the status of applications, and perform quality reviews of outside counsel’s work.

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About the Practical IP for Natural Sciences Series

Please join us in a new webinar series directed to the practical strategies in a new era of patent law to protect IP in chemistry, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and genetic medicine.

The collision of new technologies and patent statutes of a by-gone era have led the Courts of the United States into new and uncharted territories. The Courts are wrestling to apply 1952 statutes to advances in computers, software, biotechnology and genetic medicine, and the fall-out has spread across all technologies. “New” judge-made law has been spawned from “old” established principles. Chemical patent law is no longer cut and dried. Biology has morphed into biotechnology with exciting medical/genetic advances that are denied patent protection by recent judge-made law. Even claims to polymer technology are not immune from the judges’ arm wrestling opinions.

In this complimentary webinar series, the Schwegman bio/chem legal team will provide practical tips to companies and universities looking for an understanding of this legal maze. We will explore and discuss current views of the law as applied to real situations, point out claim language that was acceptable in the past but now is not, and will suggest possible workarounds. We will apply the “new rules” to prosecution, opinion practice and defending and asserting patents in IPR. Each of the webinars are 30 minutes in length followed by a collaborative Q&A session with the presenter(s).

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Thursday, December 14 (1 PM Central)
Webinar #4 – US vs. International: Claim Scope and Application Support

All patent specifications are not created equal. Important jurisdictions such as China, Europe and Japan differ from the U.S. in what support is necessary in the specification for the full scope of your claims, and the type of written description support needed to amend claims. For this webinar, we’ve surveyed foreign associates to find out what your application needs to avoid potentially narrow claims in these foreign jurisdictions.

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Thursday, January 25 (1 PM Central)
Webinar #5 – Top 3 Issues for Corporations and Universities

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Thursday, February 15 (1 PM Central)
Webinar #6 – Overcoming Licensing Issues for Universities

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Thursday, March 15 (1 PM Central)
Webinar #7 – IPR Practical Tips

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Thursday, April 19 (1 PM Central)
Webinar #8 – The Benefits of Fast Tracking your Prosecution

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Thursday, May 17 (1 PM Central)
Webinar #9 – Top 5 Court Decisions Impacting Future IP Litigation

Within the last few years, the Federal Circuit and Supreme Court have handed down decisions that altered the landscape of both patent prosecution and enforcement, ranging from venue and attorneys’ fees to the standards for obviousness and patent eligibility. Warren Woessner, a founding shareholder and an expert witness on patent law, will take a look back at the most important IP decisions of 2017-2018 and evaluate their effect on practice in the life sciences arena.

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Thursday, June 14 (1 PM Central)
Webinar #10 – Resurgence of Competent Opinions a la Halo

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Thursday, July 19 (1 PM Central)
Webinar #11 – 4 Tips to Improve Competitive Surveillance

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Thursday, August 16 (1 PM Central)
Webinar #12 – Biosimilars: Patentable Approaches and Surveillance

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