2024-07-25 2024-07-25 , online online, 1,290 € zzgl. MwSt. Dr. Michael Kobler https://forum-institut.de/seminar/24121130-freedom-to-operate-search-and-analysis/referenten/24/24_12/24121130-course-freedom-to-operate-search-and-analysis_kobler-michael.jpg Freedom-to-Operate: Search and Analysis

Our experienced speakers will help you to be prepared for FTO challenges when your company or your client wants to introduce new products or enhance existing ones. They will discuss with you best practices for setting up time and cost sensitive FTO searches and drafting effective FTO opinions.

The contents of your online course
  • Essentials of FTO: what it is, when to do it and how much does it cost
  • FTO Search: strategies and scope
  • Drafting FTO opinions
  • Taking action: protective letters and more
  • Added value of FTO: reusing the results
  • Evaluating search results: infringement, validity, prior art


Who should attend
You work in an IP, patent or R&D department or as a patent attorney in private practice and are tasked with providing FTO opinions? Your job is to develop business and you need to watch competition?
Then this online course is intended for you. Knowledge of patent law is required.
The objectives of your online course
In a world of increasingly dense patent thickets, freedom to operate (FTO) is crucial for your company's or your client's market success. Otherwise, potentially high investments in R&D might be wasted if the results cannot be commercialized due to patent barriers. Poorly executed FTO might lead your company or your client directly before a patent court. When properly conducted, FTO helps to identify the needeither to design around or to license in.
Our experienced speakers will help you to be prepared for FTO challenges when your company or your client wants to introduce new products or enhance existing ones.
They will cover the whole FTO process, giving you an overview of the different aspects and steps of an FTO. Our speakers will finally discuss with you best practices for setting up time and cost sensitive FTO searches and drafting effective FTO opinions. Furthermore, you will get the opportunity to discover the potential of FTO for market expansion and competitor watching.
Your benefit

After the course, you will be able to

  • better set up time and cost sensitive FTO search strategies
  • better understand the outcome of your FTO searches
  • and draft sound FTO opinions

Course - Freedom-to-Operate: Search and Analysis

Freedom-to-Operate: Search and Analysis

Benefits
  • Learn from the experts
  • Specific examples
  • Best practices

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Termin

03/12/2024

03/12/2024

Zeitraum

9:00 - 17:00 CET

9:00 - 17:00 CET
Veranstaltungsort

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Jean-Claude Alexandre Ho, LL.M.
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Our experienced speakers will help you to be prepared for FTO challenges when your company or your client wants to introduce new products or enhance existing ones. They will discuss with you best practices for setting up time and cost sensitive FTO searches and drafting effective FTO opinions.

The contents of your online course

  • Essentials of FTO: what it is, when to do it and how much does it cost
  • FTO Search: strategies and scope
  • Drafting FTO opinions
  • Taking action: protective letters and more
  • Added value of FTO: reusing the results
  • Evaluating search results: infringement, validity, prior art


Who should attend
You work in an IP, patent or R&D department or as a patent attorney in private practice and are tasked with providing FTO opinions? Your job is to develop business and you need to watch competition?
Then this online course is intended for you. Knowledge of patent law is required.

The objectives of your online course

In a world of increasingly dense patent thickets, freedom to operate (FTO) is crucial for your company's or your client's market success. Otherwise, potentially high investments in R&D might be wasted if the results cannot be commercialized due to patent barriers. Poorly executed FTO might lead your company or your client directly before a patent court. When properly conducted, FTO helps to identify the needeither to design around or to license in.
Our experienced speakers will help you to be prepared for FTO challenges when your company or your client wants to introduce new products or enhance existing ones.
They will cover the whole FTO process, giving you an overview of the different aspects and steps of an FTO. Our speakers will finally discuss with you best practices for setting up time and cost sensitive FTO searches and drafting effective FTO opinions. Furthermore, you will get the opportunity to discover the potential of FTO for market expansion and competitor watching.

Your benefit

After the course, you will be able to

  • better set up time and cost sensitive FTO search strategies
  • better understand the outcome of your FTO searches
  • and draft sound FTO opinions

Detailed programme

9:00 - 17:00 CET

Essentials of FTO
  • Types of FTO
  • What is/isn't a FTO
  • Whether or not to carry out a FTOWhen is an FTO worth the money?When is it not worth the money?Alternatives to an FTO
  • Effects of FTO (opinion) on liability and damages
  • Budget and timeline (what, where, when and how much; time needed for a"general" FTO)

Searching relevant IPR
  • Who should perform the search
  • (Level of) information to be given to outside counsel/search firm to perform search
  • Search strategy - how to find technically relevant documents
  • Scope of the search: search by countries, search by competitors
  • Search tools and databases
  • Dealing with foreign languages
  • Maintaining search records
  • Structuring the search report

Evaluation of search results
  • Infringement, including indirect infringement
  • Validity, prior art search
  • Particularities of foreign jurisdictions, in particular the US
  • When to seek the opinion of local counsel and whom to ask
  • Drafting opinions

Taking action
  • Watching and monitoring
  • Seek a non-infringement opinion
  • Design around
  • Seek license; special case standard essential patent
  • Attack the patent/application
  • File protective letters
  • Conscious decision to take risk

A complete approach
  • Your own IP
  • Reusing the results
  • Expanding your markets
  • Landscaping and competitor watching
  • Knowing your playground (what industry, litigation intensive or not, key players and origins etc)
  • Knowing your company /client risk tolerance

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Testimonials


'The course dealt with many aspects of the FTO by way of specific examples which makes it easier to unterstand any particular situation.'


'Interesting; very good quality of speakers.'