Monday, August 29, 2016

August 30: European Patent Filing Strategies: Choosing the Appropriate Option #MCLE

A number of patent filing strategies are available in Europe. Patent applications may be filed at the European Patent Office (EPO) and at national patent offices such as the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) and the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA). Utility model applications are another form of intellectual property protection that can be pursued in certain countries. Each option has its advantages and disadvantages, and some approaches may be more appropriate in certain circumstances based on cost and other concerns. Recent developments may also have an impact on which filing strategy makes the most sense.
The webinar will address the following topics:
  • Summary of filing considerations at the EPO, UKIPO, and DPMA
  • Advantages and disadvantages of specific filing strategies
  • Effect of the UK vote to leave the European Union and the status of the Unitary Patent
Title: 
European Patent Filing Strategies: Choosing the Appropriate Option
When/Where: 
August 30, 2016
9:00 am PDT / 10:00 am MDT / 11:00 am CDT / 12:00 noon EDT
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Speakers: 
Fitch Even partner Rudy I. Kratz and Optimus Patents Ltd. owner Tony Wray
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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