This intensive one-day course will give you many insights into the best practice of organising and conducting an efficient and thorough IP due diligence project.
★★★★★ "Very interesting and inspiring course and very good speakers!"
9-10 Mar 2023
+ 3 more dates
A properly conducted due diligence search can lead to many opportunities for both buyers and sellers, including long-term relationships and new business synergies, and this intensive one-day course will give you invaluable insight into the best practice of organising and conducting an efficient and thorough IP due diligence project.
Attending this event will ensure that you know how to mitigate the risks involved and will give you practical advice on balancing internal resources and outside expertise to the best advantage. The programme will help you understand the vital aspects of an FTO analysis from a US and EU perspective.
You will also benefit from the experience of the expert faculty during the discussion session and get the solutions you need to your questions.
Key topics to be covered include:
By attending this one-day intensive seminar, you will:
Timothy May is a partner in the Washington, DC office of Finnegan LLP. He has over 20 years experience in the field of US patent law, with significant experience counselling clients on software patent matters. Tim currently manages the patent portfolios for several European clients in various software, medical device and electrical and mechanical technologies. He regularly speaks on software patent issues. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a Patent Examiner at the US Patent and Trademark Office, where he examined applications involving digital and software technologies. From 2006 to 2011, Tim was located in the firm’s European office and continues to work with many European clients.
Christian Reinders is Chief IP Counsel at the Draexlmaier Group, a German automotive supplier of electronical components, interior parts and battery systems with more than 75,000 employees operating in over 20 countries worldwide. He and his team are responsible for all IP-related matters at the Dräxlmaier Group such as patent prosecution work, advising the board of management and all business units about IP-related matters, negotiating and reviewing agreements in relation to IP-related matters and defining and developing internal workflows in relation to IP-related matters, in particular defining and implementing patent strategies.
Christian has worked as a European, German and UK patent attorney over the last 20 years in different roles for various companies and IP firms in Germany, Switzerland and the UK. Therefore he has a solid background about working as a patent attorney in private practice and as an in-house IP counsel in a company. Christian has extensive experience of advising internal and external clients on patent portfolio management, patent strategy, and how to implement IP-related workflows within a company organisation. He has worked on a diverse range of technologies, including computer implemented inventions, and in various technology fields, such as automotive, electronics & electrical engineering, IT & communications, oil&gas and transportation.
Tim Whitfield is a partner with Powell Gilbert LLP. He advises clients in contentious IP matters across all IP rights with a strong focus on patent litigation and strategy, across a wide range of technologies, especially disputes having an international element in the pharmaceutical sector. He represents clients in cases before the English Courts and the European Patent Office. He has very extensive experience of advising clients on the co-ordination of international patent litigation strategy including in the pharmaceutical, medical devices and electronics fields. Tim also advises on related issues arising from international technology standards, patent pools and licensing, as well as pharmaceutical regulatory issues and SPCs. Tim also has experience of patent portfolio due diligence projects, contentious design right issues and trade mark infringement disputes.
Andy Spurr is a patent attorney at Canon Europe, specialising in software related inventions with a particular focus on video encoding and standard essential patents. Before joining Canon, Andy spent 8 years at a private practice IP firm where he worked with numerous software start-ups, advising on how to best leverage their IP to create commercial value.
NEW higher discounts for multiple bookings - bring your colleagues to make your training budget go further:
Please contact us for pricing if you are interested in booking 5 or more delegates
9-10 Mar 2023
13:00-17:30 UK (London) (UTC+00)
14:00-18:30 Paris (UTC+01)
08:00-12:30 New York (UTC-05)
Course code 12498
Until 02 Feb
Limited places remaining
14 Jun 2023
09:00-17:00 UK (London)
Course code 12202
Until 10 May
25-26 Sep 2023
13:00-17:30 UK (London) (UTC+01)
14:00-18:30 Paris (UTC+02)
08:00-12:30 New York (UTC-04)
Course code 12336
Until 21 Aug
6 Dec 2023
09:00-17:00 UK (London)
Course code 12460
Until 01 Nov
* Early booking discounts may not be combined with other discounts or offers. As such, the discounts for 2nd/3rd/4th delegates are based on the full price.
Very interesting and inspiring course and very good speakers!
Sep 26 2022
Maria Alessandra Alisi
INT. PROP. & COMP. INTELLIGENCE MANAGER, Angelini Pharma S.p.A.
Sep 26 2022
Excellent training. The fact that several caselaw and practices were confronted (US, UK , EPO, DE) and also some speaker working in the industry, other working in IP firm. It was enriching to have those different point of view.
Industrial Property & Trademarks Manager, AXENS
Dec 1 2021
it was a good mixture of different aspects of this rather complex issue
Treibacher Industrie AG
Nov 14 2019
All the speakers seemed well prepared and gave good presentations. Overall, this course was excellent in providing knowledge about different types of DD and FTO in the main jurisdictions and how to practically conduct such tasks. Very good speakers, updated and good course material.
European Patent Attorney, Zacco Norway AS
Nov 14 2019
Excellent. I hoped to achieve a better understanding of the due diligence process and this was accomplished. I liked the smaller group size, which made it more interactive, and the expertise of the speakers.
Chief Innovation Officer, Perspectum Diagnostics
Jun 20 2019
The course was well organised and ambitious with high level and experienced speakers. I liked that the course covered different jurisdictions and that the speakers were able to refer to relevant real cases.
Patent Attorney, Strom & Gulliksson
Sep 21 2018
The speakers were all good and clear. A well-prepared and well-delivered course.
Partner - Patent Attorney, WP Thompson
United States of America
We can customise this course to your requirements and deliver it on an in-house basis for any number of your staff or colleagues.
Contact our in-house training experts Aleksandra Beer and Yesim Nurko to discuss your requirements:
Multiple colleagues? See above for details of our discounts for 2, 3, or 4 delegates. For more, talk to one of our training experts to discuss how to: