FICPI’s “Connect, Share & Grow” (CSG) webinar series was introduced in September 2020 as an initiative to use digital technology to continue delivering insights to FICPI's global community of IP professionals, while travel and in-person meetings temporarily ceased as a result of the global pandemic.

The CSG series was a joint effort by FICPI’s Study and Work Committee – (known by its French acronym, CET) and FICPI's Practice Management Committee (PMC and formerly PEC), and featured leaders from around the world in various areas of intellectual property and technologies. 

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In addition to providing valuable information to our viewers, the webinar series enabled us to progress work being pursued by FICPI’s CET and PMC groups, which are actively engaged in the training and continuing education of IP professionals, as well as in providing policy input to national and regional patent offices around the world.

The fortnightly webinars were open to anyone - FICPI members and guests - and featured:

  • Subject Matter Eligibility
  • The New German Standard DIN 77006
  • Protecting Confidential IP Advice
  • Best Practices When Automating Workflows
  • Partial Designs
  • First Use Cases of IP Data Exchange
  • Divisional Applications
  • Legal Tech
  • EPO Strategic Plan
  • Best Reaction Against Competing E-Service
  • Simulations/Virtual Reality
  • Self-Assessment Questionnaire for IP Firms
  • Liability for Online Marketplaces
  • IP Valuation
  • Online Evidence and Authentication

The webinars were recorded and are available in the on-demand page here on FICPI's website.  

FICPI has continued with educational webinars with the Focus 45 webinar series.

The Chairs of the webinar committee, Sharon Crane and Swarup Kumar, thank the webinar committee, the CET Executive Committee and group chairs, the PMC, all the talented speakers, and particularly, Rebecca Sandland and Catherine Dhanjal, for their tireless commitment to this effort.