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The Advanced Guide to Understanding the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and Unitary Patent (UP) Under the European Patent System
Later this year the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and Unitary Patent (UP) will come into effect, which will impact all users of the European patent system. This webinar will provide an overview of the new legal system and strategic considerations.
Prior Art & White Space Analytics
Prior art and white space analytics are a lesser known analytics discipline, but are very powerful when executed correctly. This program will discuss these and how they are prepared.
5 Patent Prosecution Tips for Polymer Tech
Obtaining patent protection for inventions including chemical features has important differences from other subject matter. Learn how to maximize your chances of obtaining broad protection.

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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, November 9 (1 PM Central)
Webinar #3 – 5 Patent Prosecution Tips for Polymer Tech

Obtaining patent protection for chemical inventions directed towards polymers can present different issues compared to other chemical inventions. We will take a look at some considerations when drafting these patent applications.

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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 Japan, China, and Europe, differ from the US 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. Find out what your application needs to avoid potentially narrow claims in 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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