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US Patents: How to Avoid Infringement Issues?

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Tuesday Oct 3, 2017

Confidently assure that your new developments are not infringing any patents. Know about patents in your area as well as its connection with other patents.

Laurence Person will help you strengthen your methodology for more structured patent searches and clearer mapping of the IP environment, using free online databases.

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Laurence Pearson Presented By:
Laurence Pearson

Length: 90 min

Course Type: Methodology
Level: Intermediate

Next Session: Oct 3, 2017
10:00 a.m. (New York City)
4:00 p.m. (Paris)

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Why should you attend?

To successfully develop a product that does not infringe on another's patent, you must be aware of existing patents in your area. Lack of methodology often turns this into a daunting task with no guaranteed results.

  1. Review existing patents in your area of interest without the fear of missing an important one by structuring your search using free online databases
  2. Avoid infringement issues by understanding not only the patent itself but also its connection to other patents for a given technology
  3. Communicate clearly about product development opportunities with clear & comprehensive patent maps

Who should attend?

R&D people who need to become familiar with patent searching and mapping & are interested in a quick way to get up to speed with the significance of IP in their area.

Course Outline

The following sections will be covered during this course:
    1. How to structure freedom to practice & state of the art searches
    2. Understanding search results for  freedom to practice (to avoid infringement issues)
    3. Claims Mapping
      • Types of Map Structures
      • Assessing what information to put in a map
      • Mapping trends in a technology
    4. Connection between patents
      • Reading multiple patents and mapping patents onto each other & to products
    5. Case Study: How to Avoid FTP (Infringement) Issues with an existing Patent?

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Members Reviews

Very good! I get to know what are the important things that need to be done before submitting new patent claims

Hong X. , from Cardolite Corporation

Learnt the use of claim tables/ Venn diagrams to identify FTP issues / opportunities. The nightmare claims slides were very clear reminders of how important the language of a patent is.

Christy S. , from Akzo Nobel Coatings

The pointers on FTP were interesting. The course gave me a basic understanding of how to conduct a FTP search.

Jeff P. , from Adhesives Research

Excellent Course! Explained ways to evaluate FTP for an invention without infringing on a patent.

Benjamin C. , from Siegwerk

While I will not be involved directly in FTP searches I now understand when I need to request one. I also understand the background searching I need to complete to justify an FTP request.

Edmund E. , from Promerus LLC

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