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Virtual Classroom: How internal audit can protect Intellectual Property

Raise IP awareness of Internal auditors, acquire a working knowledge of IP and learn how to incorporate this practical knowledge into your individual audit approach.

Overview

Totally absent on most internal audit plans, in a rapidly evolving digital environment, intangible assets are now considered to be equally or even more strategically important than tangible assets. However, this is also true for the intangible assets of competitors, suppliers and customers. Infringement of Intellectual Property rights can create considerable financial and reputational exposure for any business. A working knowledge of Intellectual Property (IP) is therefore key.

Content

1. Introduction into IP Protection
a. Raising awareness in respect of intellectual property (patents, trade secrets, trademarks, designs, copyrights)
b. Risks associated with Intellectual Property (IP ownership, validity, novelty-destroying disclosures, protection of trade secrets)
c. Handing out of the “Introduction into IP Protection” Case Study; participants work ahead of session

2. IP Protection – Practical advice
a. Discussion of the Protection Casestudy
b. Scenarios presented in written answers
c. Practical advice and systems to approach an IP audit

3. Introduction into Freedom-To-Operate (FTO)
a. Raising awareness of third party patent risks
b. Legal actions: Injunctions, damages etc. and how to avoid them
c. Handing out of the “Introduction into FTO” Case Study; participants work ahead of session

4. Freedom-To-Operate (FTO) – Practical advice
a. Discussion of the FTO Case study
b. Scenarios presented in written answers
c. Practical advice and systems to approach an IP audit

Dates

One-day online training course split up in 4 practical training sessions of 90 minutes delivered from 15:00 to 16:30 CET on 4 days over 2 consecutive weeks. Dates: 15/09/20,  17/09/20,  22/09/20, 24/09/20. Live session on Zoom.

Who should attend

Mid- or Top level auditors.

Lecturer

Dr. jur. Eva Willnegger, M.Sc., Belgian & European Patent Attorney, German lawyer

CPE Credits

You will earn 6 CPE’s for attending.

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