In this practical webinar, you will learn how to minimize the risk of an intellectual property lawsuit sinking your Internet of Things (IoT) product launch. Akin to the smartphone wars that inundated smartphones in the prior decade, the next patent war forebodes in the IoT industry. Because many traditional industries are entering the IoT space, companies are daunted by the numerous directions from which an attack might emerge. You will learn a holistic framework to prepare companies from both offensive and defensive positions. Among other things, you will learn how the U.S. Supreme Court’s opinion in Alice v. CLS Bank changed what is patent eligible in IoT inventions, including several best practices and takeaways from opinions of the Court of Appeal for The Federal Circuit applying the two-part Alice test. You will also receive an introductory overview of licensing, post-grant review, and freedom-to-practice strategies for IoT companies.
Upon course completion, you will be able to:
- Utilize your legal budget in preparation of an IoT product launch
- Identify what aspects of your IoT ecosystem might be viable for patent protection
- Follow the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Post-Grant Review (PGR) procedure to your advantage
- Reduce your risk from pending patent applications by referencing the America Invents Act’s (AIA) third-party submission rules
- Assist your patent attorney in being more efficient, thus optimizing your legal spend