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    IP Challenges for Foreign Battery Makers in China – Latest Industrial and Legal Trends

    China is a key market and a serious player in the lithium battery business, especially for EV and other industrial uses. The Chinese government has enacted policies favoring domestic business, while foreign battery makers are left to their means when navigating a very different legal environment. This creates unique challenges for U.S. and European battery makers trying to enter the Chinese battery market. Securing their IP, protecting their supply chain from illegal infiltrations by counterfeiters, preventing and fighting back IP theft, stopping and deterring infringers and counterfeiters are some of these challenges which they cannot avoid when doing business with China. In this webinar we will provide an overview of these challenges, the risk they pose to the business models and strategies of the foreign right holders for overcoming these challenges. We will also provide useful advise and tips for procuring and protecting IP rights in China.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Challenges in the battery business in China from the IP perspective
    • R&D, patent filing strategies and trade secrets
    • Securing supply chain
    • IP theft
    • IP infringement

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    Dr. Paolo Beconcini – Patent Attorney at Squire Patton Boggs

    Since 2012 Dr. Paolo Beconcini has headed the firm’s China Intellectual Property team. Paolo manages the trademark, copyright and design portfolios of European and US clients, conceives and implements IP litigation strategies, regularly appears in Chinese courts and attends IPR administrative and police raids on counterfeiters. Paolo has been listed as one of the top foreign experts on China IP for the past five years. He is frequently invited to speak at conferences devoted to the growing field of Chinese IP, and has been actively involved in field projects, including trademark and patent enforcement training programs for Chinese civil servants.

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    Patenting Inventions Course 1/3: Patenting Energy Storage Inventions

    Electrochemical inventions are interdisciplinary. Intellectual property strategies for protecting chemical, electronic, and software inventions may not be helpful for protecting inventions at the interface of these disciplines. This talk will include strategies for protecting chemicals and materials used in batteries as well as new uses of battery technology. This talk will highlight the key issues to prioritize when building valuable intellectual property portfolios for energy storage applications.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Uniqueness of Electrochemical Inventions
    • Patent Challenges, Opportunities, and Best Practices
    • When and Where to File Energy Storage Patents
    • Patent Valuation
    • Industry Patent Trends

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    Todd Ostomel – Partner at Squire Patton Boggs

    Todd Ostomel helps entrepreneurs develop intellectual property portfolios for protecting inventions directed to inorganic and organic chemicals, chemical processes, electrochemical devices and materials, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology. Todd focuses on patent prosecution and portfolio management, patent opinions, due diligence, and trade secret counseling.

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    Patenting Inventions Course 2/3: Battery Patents at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board

    The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), within the United States Patent and Trademark Office, provides an alternative to federal court litigation on issues of patent validity. The PTAB conducts trials, including inter partes, post-grant reviews and derivation proceedings, as well as hears appeals from adverse examiner decisions in patent applications and reexamination proceedings. This webinar will review battery patent activity before the PTAB, such A123’s petition to institute inter partes review against Long Hua Technology Co., Ltd’s US Patent No. 7,803,484 directed to LiFePO4 cathodes.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Why is the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB)?
    • What types of disputes can be litigated before the PTAB?
    • Recent battery patent activity before the PTAB

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    Todd Ostomel – Partner at Squire Patton Boggs

    Todd Ostomel helps entrepreneurs develop intellectual property portfolios for protecting inventions directed to inorganic and organic chemicals, chemical processes, electrochemical devices and materials, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology. Todd focuses on patent prosecution and portfolio management, patent opinions, due diligence, and trade secret counseling.

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    Patenting Inventions Course 3/3: International Battery Patent Battles

    In the first three months of 2021, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) announced two investigations related to patented battery technology. Later in 2021, the ITC is scheduled to issue decisions in two additional investigations relating to lithium-ion battery cells. This talk will present a case study highlighting the impact of the ITC on the battery industry.

    This webinar will focus on the following key topics:

    • Why is the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) a popular venue for battery litigation?
    • What types of disputes can be litigated before the ITC?
    • Recent activity in ITC battery litigation

    Presenters
    Todd Ostomel – Partner at Squire Patton Boggs
    Adam Hess – Partner at Squire Patton Boggs

    Todd Ostomel helps entrepreneurs develop intellectual property portfolios for protecting inventions directed to inorganic and organic chemicals, chemical processes, electrochemical devices and materials, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology. Todd focuses on patent prosecution and portfolio management, patent opinions, due diligence, and trade secret counseling.

    Adam Hess serves as lead counsel in federal district court litigation, in Section 337 investigations at the US International Trade Commission (ITC) and in international arbitration, including before the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Europe and before several US arbitration bodies. He works with Customs and Border Protection on matters concerning the enforcement of ITC exclusion orders.

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