How to Protect Your Intellectual Property in an Era of Cyber Attacks

05/05/2015 08:30 a.m. - 01:30 p.m.

Israel, Privacy + Data Security, IPOs, and Mergers + Acquisitions

Tel Aviv Hilton Hotel
Tel-Aviv, Israel

Michael A. JacobsBruce Alan Mann, and David F. McDowell

Michael A. JacobsDavid F. McDowell, and Bruce Alan Mann

Seminar

Intellectual property is the crown jewel for many Israeli companies. Its value can be lost by failure to protect it from competitors, former employees who try to steal it and those who seek to destroy it by cyber-attacks.  What should you do to protect the value of your intellectual property? How can you maximize its value?  This seminar will focus on:

  • Creating Strong Intellectual Property.  What steps should you take in creating your IP to protect your rights to it globally?
  • Navigating the New Patent Environment. How have new U. S. patent rules changed the approach to prosecuting your patents and resolving patent disputes in the patent office?
  • Preparing for the Evolving Litigation Scene. What does it take to create a record that will meet challenges by competitors and patent trolls to your right to use your IP?
  • Protecting your IP from Cyber-attack. What protocols and procedures should be adopted to protect against and respond to cyber-attacks?
  • IP Due Diligence in M&A Transactions. How can you avoid the risk of losing your IP in the due diligence process and how can you perform the diligence necessary to be confident you are getting the IP you expect to acquire?
  • Exit Strategies for IP-based Companies.  Is an IPO, sale or technology license the best way for stockholders to get liquidity?

After a problem has arisen, it is too late to start planning how to protect your IP

Who Should Attend?

  • Companies engaged in development of proprietary intellectual property
  • Companies seeking patent protection for their intellectual property
  • Companies seeking to acquire intellectual property assets owned by others
  • Companies considering going public or selling their intellectual property
  • Companies involved in protecting others from cyber-attacks
  • Patent agents and lawyers advising Israeli companies on IP matters

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