VIDEO: Session 3: Patents Update (3 CPD Hours)

Session ID: OND185NZ01C
Date: Wednesday, 30 May 2018
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State:  CPD:3
Standard $405.00


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Date: May 2018
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Attend and earn 3 CPD/CPE Hours

For the 9th year running this conference brings together eminent legal minds, including our keynote speaker straight from Hong Kong plus the renowned Edward Heerey QC. Our presenters will offer an in-depth trade mark update and an analysis of trade mark use online, remedies and trade mark practice and procedure. After lunch you will gain insights from the Assistant Commissioner of Patents from IPONZ and a review of best method, opposition evidence, and patent globalization. Plus you can earn your mandatory ethics unit whilst hearing about the NEW Code of Conduct. This program is designed just for you to give you the need-to-know updates for your practice and your CPE points all at a convenient time and all in one day.

Chair: Dr Malcolm Engel, Special Counsel, Patent and Trademark Attorney, Adams Pluck

INSIGHTS FROM IPONZ: An Overview of Support Requirements, Amendments and Recent Hearing Office Decisions under the NZ Patents Act 2013

Presented by Mark Pritchard, Senior Advisor, Patent Practice, Assistant Commissioner Patents, Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand

Best Method: Omission or Insufficient
This session will examine the latest on 'Best Method' requirement in Australia and in other jurisdictions, recent case law in Australia, plus provide useful drafting tips to avoid problems after grant.

Presented by Joe Seisdedos, Principal and Head of Electrical/ICT Group, IP Solved

Wulff's Annual Globalisation and International Developments in Patents

  • Current developments in the US, China and Europe
  • Brief 'highlights' from other major jurisdictions
  • Drafting an 'omnibus' International Patent Application
  • Productivity Commission ramifications: Is Australia now out of kilter globally?

Presented by Robert Wulff, Principal, Patent Attorney, Griffith Hack

Opposition Evidence and Procedural Update Since 'Raising the Bar'

  • Oppositions versus court proceedings: pros and cons
  • Opposition evidence: factual vs advocating drafting traps
  • Importance of securing a good expert
  • Resurfacing evidence on appeal
  • Latest procedural developments in the courts including preliminary discovery and injunctions

Presented by Odette Gourley, Partner, Corrs Chambers Westgarth; Best Lawyers 2018, Intellectual Property Law, Biotechnology Law, Life Sciences Practice and Litigation; Preeminent Trademark Lawyer and Recommended Patent Litigation Lawyer, Doyle's Guide 2017; Leading Intellectual Property Lawyer, Asia Pacific Legal 500 2017


Chair: Malcolm Engel

Dr Malcolm Engel is Special Counsel at Adams Pluck Patent and Trademark Attorneys of Sydney, Newcastle and Canberra. Between 2007 and 2016 he was the Head of Intellectual Property for The Weir Group PLC, a UK-based global engineering conglomerate. At Weir, Malcolm was responsible for coordinating the patent, trademark and design portfolio of the Group, providing IP advice, and undertaking IP enforcement litigation in many countries including China, UK and the US. Between 1998 and 2007, Malcolm worked for Griffith Hack Patent Attorneys in Sydney as a Senior Associate in that firm. Prior to that, he worked for BHP Minerals in a variety of research and development roles around that company's operations.

Mark Pritchard

Joe Seisdedos

He has over 15 years' experience in intellectual property, with a particular focus on the Australian, US and European markets. Joe specialises in IT, business methods and medical technologies, with a background in nuclear physics, detector development, and complex system simulation. He has also taken a key role in a number of patent litigation and opposition cases, and has provided patent infringement and litigation advice to a number of IT, electrical and medical device clients. Joe lectures at two Australian universities on intellectual property and the drafting of patent specifications.

Robert Wulff

Robert Wulff is a Sydney-based principal of national IP firm Griffith Hack IP Attorneys & Lawyers, having joined the firm in 1989. Robert's patent practice is focused on Australia's resources & building products industries and energy technologies. He works with a range of organisations to develop offensive and defensive IP strategies, working closely with his firm's litigators and IP management consultants. Robert is a registered patent attorney with degrees in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering from the University of Sydney. He holds an equivalent Masters of Science in Chemical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.

Odette Gourley

Odette Gourley is a partner of premium national independent law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth. Odette is a leading lawyers in intellectual property and regulatory law including all aspects of food law.

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