An introduction to IP: Designs
16 July 2020 / 12:30pm (BST)
As well as designing a product to work efficiently, most manufacturers make a significant investment in the appearance of their products. Dyson vacuum cleaners and Apple computers are items that are as well known for their original appearance as for their technical capabilities. Such investment often brings a high return in terms of value added to products, but how can that investment be protected?
Although the basic concept of design registration is simple, the law relating to it is rather complex. In this webinar Greg Iceton and Dave Paton discuss how to make the most out of design protection irrespective of the product.
The Patentability of Diagnostic Inventions in the US, Canada and Europe
(Joint webinar between Dehns, Casimir Jones, S.C and Bereskin & Parr LLP)
23 July 2020
15:00 CST (Beijing); 16:00 JST (Tokyo); 17:00 AEST (Sydney); 08:00 BST (London)
This webinar will cover the patentability of diagnostic inventions in the US, Canada and Europe. We will provide practical tips on how to overcome objections commonly raised in each jurisdiction and focus on excluded subject-matter objections, particularly objections under 35 U.S.C. § 101.
An introduction to IP: Trade Marks
30 July / 12:30pm (BST)
Trade marks are an essential part of doing business, and can come in a number of forms – such as words, numerals, graphic designs, shapes, colours and even sounds. A trade mark is a sign used to distinguish your goods/services from those of other businesses. Registering a trade mark can help the owner to stop others using the same or a similar sign in a way that confuses customers, takes advantage of their reputation or damages their brand.
In this webinar, Alexandra Nott and Adam Kellett discuss the sorts of trade marks that can be protected, the benefits of registering a trade mark, and the process for doing so.
Supplementary Protection Certificates – Part 2
13 August 2020 / 12:30pm (BST)
Supplementary Protection Certificates provide a valuable extension to patent protection in Europe for pharmaceutical, veterinary and plant protection products. Following on from Chris’ introduction to the SPC system in part 1, the second webinar in this series will take an in depth look at the current “grey areas” of the SPC system. Hosted by Chris Goddard, qualified European and UK patent attorney and a Partner at Dehns, this webinar will review some recent cases from the CJEU which have considered what can be protected by an SPC and how far that protection extends.
An introduction to IP: Freedom to Operate
20 August 2020 / 12:30pm (BST)
Are you ready to commercialise your invention? What do you know about other people’s patents? Do you have Freedom to Operate?
Having your own patent does not mean that you can ignore other people’s patents. Before you start commercialising your invention, it is prudent to do a Freedom to Operate (FTO) search to try to find any patents that are relevant to your product or process.
In this webinar, Dehns Partner and UK Patent Attorney Philip Webber outlines the reasons for undertaking an FTO search and the 3 stages of the FTO search and analysis.
AI and patenting AI inventions
27 August 2020 / 12:30pm (BST)
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are technologies that are being exploited in many different industries. Patents are often sought for new inventions using these technologies, however different jurisdictions assess the patentability of such inventions in different ways that may lead to some stumbling blocks.
In this webinar, Tim Wilson and Mark Bell will discuss the current IP landscape in relation to AI and the criteria for patenting AI inventions.
Past webinars - recordings available
Patenting Medical and Biotech Inventions - 9 July 2020
Patenting Software – 2 July 2020
Supplementary Protection Certificates: Part 1 – 25 June 2020
An Introduction to IP: Getting patents granted around the world – 18 June 2020