Patents Experts Seminar

  • date10 Jul 2014
  • CPD Points2.5 CPD points
  • Time14:00 - 17:30
  • Event typeLive Event
  • Venue Fieldfisher
    Riverbank House
    2 Swan Lane
    EC4R 3TT

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Fieldfisher is delighted to invite you to our Patents Experts seminar, which we are co-hosting with TVT Business Innovation Ltd. 
The seminar will take place on Thursday 10 July 2014 at our brand new London offices from 14:00 - 17:30 followed by a drinks reception.
The half-day seminar will discuss the interrelationship of patent and design rights, some critical developments in the US regarding the patentability of software and recent business relevant cases before the courts.  There will also be an excellent opportunity to network with senior managers in technology and IP-intensive companies.
Our expert panel of speakers include Dr Andrew Sant of White Light Consulting Limited, Frank Bernstein, of Kenyon & Kenyon and Lars-Olav Nicolls of TVT Business Innovation Ltd, in addition to Fieldfisher partners, David Knight and Dr Beatriz San Martin, and assistant Tommy McKenna.
Full details of the programme are outlined below.


14:00 - 14:30

Coffee and   Registration


14:30 - 14:40

Welcome and   Introductions 
Lars-Olav Nicolls, TVT Business Innovation Ltd
David Knight, Partner, Fieldfisher


14:40 - 15:10

Should You Pack a   Patent in Your Trunki?  
David Knight, Partner, Fieldfisher  

  • A review of the Trunki Registered Design decision  

  • Where does it leave design law  

  • How can one protect a new product genre such as Trunki?  

  • Could patents have saved the day?

15:10 - 15:40

Sleek, The Slim, and The OHIM
Dr Andrew Sant, White   Light Consulting Limited

A case study looking at the commercial power of low-cost and   no-cost design protection

15:40 - 16:00

Coffee Break  


16:00 - 16:40

Alice v CLS   Bank:  Through the Looking Glass, or Through a Glass Darkly?

Frank Bernstein, Partner, Kenyon & Kenyon, Palo Alto 
Tommy McKenna, Fieldfisher  

  • A review of the US Supreme Court's Decision in CLS Bank v Alice  

  • Where does it leave the patentability of software implemented inventions in the US?  

  • Does the US remain the best place to seek such patents?  

  • A comparison with the position in the UK

16:40 - 17:15

Of Drugs, LEDs,   Tablets, Phones & Buggies - A review of some recent decisions and what   they might mean for your businessDr Beatriz San Martin, Partner, Fieldfisher  

  • Labelling products to maximise damages - Collingwood v Aurora  

  • The interaction of the European Patent Office with court proceedings - Samsung v Apple, IPCom v HTC  

  • Where are we on the road to the European Unitary patents and the Unified Patent Court  

  • The law of obviousness - Phil & Ted v TFK, Actavis v Lilly

17:15 - 17:30  

Questions &   Answers 



Drinks, canapés and networking