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Webinar: Internet of Things: Intellectual Property Issues

Finnegan-Hosted Event; Webinar; Speaking Engagement

December 13, 2016


“Unlike past shifts in computing that primarily affected the way software and systems were deployed to support internal business functions, IoT calls on every department within an organization to rethink how they design, develop, sell and support products and services being delivered to their customers.” –Wall Street Journal

The most hotly discussed technology nowadays is the Internet of Things (IoT). Companies have been working frenetically to connect everything—smart devices, smart cars, smart homes, smart factories, etc.—over the Internet. Most industries have focused on cooperating with each other to solve the technical challenges in making a workable IoT ecosystem. But many businesses are getting ready for the intense competition that will undoubtedly follow after IoT becomes ubiquitous. Intellectual property rights and patents, including design patents, will play a major role in that competitive landscape.

This webinar will discuss intellectual property issues for IoT technology and how to navigate through the IoT patent obstacle course. Topics will include:

  • What are the challenges in protecting IoT inventions?
  • What makes an IoT patent valuable?
  • How should a company deal with the more than 22,000 IoT-related patents and pending patent applications worldwide?
There is no charge to attend this program. Please register by Monday, December 12, 2016. Webinar access and dial-in information will be sent upon registration.

Gary Ma

Elizabeth D. Ferrill 
Kenie Ho

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. India
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. China/Taiwan
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Japan/Korea

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Ma, Gary C.
Ho, Kenie
Ferrill, Elizabeth D.

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Webinar: Internet of Things: Intellectual Property Issues