Sunday, January 11, 2015

January 29: Web - Utility Model Patents: Use and Enforcement in Global Patent Practice

In a number of countries outside the U.S., alternative types of patent protection are available to inventors. While many attorneys and inventors are aware of the standard patent, the utility model patent (also known by alternative names in various countries) is less recognized and less frequently used. However, the use of these patents is rapidly expanding in some countries and can be an effective tool in an intellectual property portfolio. Understanding how these patents are obtained and enforced can be essential to companies and inventors with a global presence.
During this webinar, we will cover these topics and more:
  • General concepts common to utility model patent applications
  • Current trends in filings of utility model patent applications worldwide and country by country
  • Basic guidelines and distinguishing features of utility model patent applications in China and other countries
  • Prosecution and enforcement of these applications in select countries
  • Useful practice tips
Title: 
Utility Model Patents: Use and Enforcement in Global Patent Practice
When/Where: 
January 29, 2015
9:00 am PST / 10:00 am MST / 11:00 am CST / 12:00 noon EST.
Live webcast; registration required.
Speaker: 
Fitch Even attorney Jonathan C. Hughley
Presented by: 
Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP
Credit: 
1 hr CLE CA/IL/NE; Other states may also reward credit upon attendee request.
Cost: 
Free. Registration required.
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