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The Docketing Excellence Webinar Series

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Tricky Chinese Patent Office Deadlines and Procedures

While China has a highly regular prosecution process, some of their docketing requirements can be puzzling without a comprehensive understanding of the underlying process. This program will provide insight into these tricky requirements.

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Using Patent Prosecution Analytics to Determine Prosecution Efficiency and Waste, and Manage Prosecution

Patent prosecution analytics are remarkably helpful in identifying efficient and inefficient patent prosecution tactics, and also highly revealing of which patents a competitor values most highly. Learn how to use patent analytics to achieve these objectives.

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The Most Difficult European Patent Office Communications to Docket, and Why

The EPO can be one of the hardest patent offices to docket for. This program will discuss the variable processes/communications that most often cause heartburn with docket clerks, and best practices for docketing these items. A 30 minute presentation followed by a 30 minute panel discussion and Q&A session.

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The Right Way To Calculate Due Dates In EP And China

If you are docketing in China or EP, you may notice that calculated due dates don’t match the dates given by your foreign associate. This program will explain why and the proper way to calculate due dates in these countries.

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Using Analytics as a Patent Annuity Decision Tool

Tom Marlow discusses best practices for the annuity payment decision process and how patent analytics can help assist annuity decision makers in making the best decisions possible. A 30 minute presentation followed by a Q&A session.

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Annuity Payment Failure Modes

Annuity docketing errors are renowned for exposing law firms to extreme liability. But these errors usually don’t occur where one would expect. Learn the sources of the most serious annuity docketing errors and how to avoid them. A 30 minute presentation followed by a Q&A session.

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Patent Value Analytics: Algorithms and Applications

This program discusses the strength and weaknesses of the most popular patent value analytics algorithms. Learn how these algorithms work and how reliable they are in making patent annuity decisions. A 30 minute presentation followed by a Q&A session.

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Best Practices and Options for Double Docketing

Double docketing remains one of the best tools for risk mitigation in docketing operations. In this webinar, we discuss the most common options for double docketing and how it can avert catastrophic mistakes.

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Best Practices for Docketing Optional US Prosecution Procedures

With a wide array of optional procedures to take advantage of, U.S. docketing has become much more complicated in recent years. In this webinar, you will learn about best practices for docketing the latest optional procedures. We'll also discuss docketing for the First Action Interview Pilot Program, the AFCP, the P3 and the Pre-Appeal procedures, as well as the PPH and Track 1 examination.

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Patent Annuity Pricing Analytics – Deconstructing Patent Annuity Service Pricing

This webinar will discuss pricing/costs for annuities (agent fees, service fees, FX fees), how to compare these fees between annuity payment services, and discuss how to determine these costs from invoices, even if not itemized. A 30 minute presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

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Common US Docketing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

US docketing has become increasingly complex and varied due to an explosion in prosecution options and new post grant review options. Also, with the added pressures to reduce costs, there's potential for critical deadlines or key opportunities to fall through the cracks. In this webinar, we discuss these challenges and how to reliably docket them.

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Examiner and Art Unit Prosecution Analytics: Useful or Largely Misleading?

Join our analytics experts as they drill down on different types of patent examination analytics, and discuss whether they are useful or misleading, or both, and whether they are reliable and informative enough to drive prosecution strategy. A 30 minute presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

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Options and Best Practices for Docketing Prosecution for Corporate IP Departments that Outsource Prosecution

The docketing required by a corporate IP department that does not perform prosecution is often very different from those that do. This program will discuss these differences and the best options for your department. A 30 minute presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

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Deadly Mistakes: Missing Paris Convention and PCT National Stage Foreign Filing Deadlines, and How to Avoid Them

Most firm managers and foreign filing paralegals live in absolute fear of miss docketing of a foreign filing deadline. This presentation will discuss common causes and practical steps you can take to avoid a docketing failure for these dates. A 30 minute presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. The panelists for this discussion will include Ann McCrackin, President at Black Hills IP; Zhakalazky Carrion, Docketing Manager at Schwegman; and Kristi Wheeler, Foreign Filing Paralegal at Schwegman.

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IP Management System Data Integrity: How to Ruin the Reliability of your IP Data

If a high percentage of the data in a corporate IP management system is not reliable, essentially all the data becomes unusable. This webinar will discuss common data update process control mistakes and how these mistakes can eviscerate the reliability of corporate data. A 30 minute presentation will be followed by a 30 minute panel discussion and Q&A session. The presentation and panel will include Ann McCrackin (President at Black Hills IP), Zhakalazky Carrion (Docketing Manager at Schwegman), Mary O'Malley (Patent Program Manager at eBay), and Tyler Nasiedlak (Principal Attorney at Schwegman and former VP and former Chief Patent Counsel, Boston Scientific CRM and CV).

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Top Three Patent Docketing Vulnerabilities and Unrecoverable Dates

Do you know the top three docketing vulnerabilities and unrecoverable dates? Join us to learn about these and the best practices to avoid, mitigate and/or remediate any resulting errors, will be discussed. A 30 minute presentation will be followed by a 30 minute panel discussion and Q&A session.

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