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EPO Keynote Speaker:
Heli Pihlajamaa, Director of Patent Law at the European Patent Office, will bring you up to date on their agenda for the coming months

Exceptional European Judges' Panel

Hear from German, British, Irish and Swiss judges at the forefront of patent litigation - what are the issues they face and what are their approaches?

10 leading in-house counsel speakers! Don't miss industry perspectives including case studies, practical guidance and coal face solutions!

Newly Confirmed EC Speaker!
Dirk van Erps, Head of Unit, Antitrust: Pharma and Health Services,DG COMPETITION talking about Lundbeck

The 23rd Annual Biotech & Pharmaceutical Patenting Conference 2015

Protect and maximise your intellectual property assets! Attend IBC Legal's Biotech & Pharma Patenting conference...

Get up to date with this complex sector's key legal issues and gain commercial insights into how to surmount the practical challenges posed in this area. 

JUST CONFIRMED!  an exceptional session with Dirk van Erps, Head of Unit, Antitrust: Pharma and Health Services, DG COMPETITION EUROPEAN COMMISSION.

In anticipation of the Lundbeck decision, Dirk and David Hull will make  joint presentation considering reducing the risks of settlement in light of the current case law.  Each of them will consider key themes in turn and  talk about issues going forward and how to comply with the Lundbeck principles, for example what constitutes a “payment”.

Plus!  We have heard that the UPC taskforce and Preparatory Committee member attending the conference will be Dr Laura Starrs, Senior Policy Adviser at the UK Intellectual Property Office.

Over 10 In-house counsel speakers tackling a broad spectrum of issues at a high level, this in-depth and specialised conference will explain how to deal with the unusual factors and subtle nuances that can arise. 

Led by an unrivalled panel of legal advisors this event will bring you the most cutting edge guidance with representatives from the European Patent Office and perspectives from industry!

Craft your patent claims and specifications with this effective interpretation of the requirements and restrictions.

See the latest agenda for the Biotech & Pharma Patenting event

Speakers include...

  • Bert Oosting, Partner, HOGAN LOVELLS
  • Brian Cordery, Partner, BRISTOWS LLP
  • Chris Mercer, Consultant, CARPMAELS & RANSFORD LLP
  • David Hull, Partner, VAN BAEL & BELLIS
  • Denis Canet, Corporate Intellectual Property Director, European Patent Attorney, BESINS HEALTHCARE
  • Dirk van Erps, Head of Unit, Antitrust: Pharma and Health Services,
  • Dr Matthias Zigann, Presiding Judge, MUNICH REGIONAL COURT I, GERMANY
  • Dr. Christian Brünkmans, Partner, FLICK GOCKE SCHAUMBURG
  • Dr. Christopher Stothers, Partner, ARNOLD & PORTER (UK) LLP
  • Dr. Henrik Holzapfel, Partner, LOSCHELDER
  • Dr Laura Starrs, Senior Policy Adviser, UK IPO, Member, UPC
  • Dr. Marc Christian Bauer, Director & Senior Legal Counsel, AMGEN INTERNATIONAL LAW GROUP
  • Dr. Penny Gilbert, Partner, POWELL GILBERT LLP
  • Dr. Ping Guo, Advisor and Team Leader, Advanced Therapeutic Group, CHINA’S DRUG ADMINISTRATION LAW COMMISSION
  • Dr. Rob Aerts, Senior Patent Attorney, KEYGENE
  • Frank Landolt, V.P. Intellectual Property and Legal, ABLYNX N.V.
  • Geovana Rosales, Patent Manager, Corporate Patent Europe, DUPONT NUTRITION BIOSCIENCES APS
  • Heli Pihlajamaa, Director Patent Law, EPO
  • His Honour Michael Fysh QC SC, 8 NEW SQUARE
  • Selma Unlu, Partner, IP litigator, NSN LAW FIRM
  • Hülya Çaylı, Partner, Chemical Engineer and European Patent Attorney, PARAGON
  • Judge Dieter Braendle, President, SWISS FEDERAL PATENT COURT
  • Juergen Dressel, Head Global Patent Litigation Strategy, NOVARTIS PHARMA AG
  • Kevin Mooney, Partner, SIMMONS & SIMMONS
  • Liz Cohen, Partner, BRISTOWS LLP
  • Mads Damsgaard, Patent Specialist and European Patent Attorney, LUNDBECK
  • Mr. Nevin Jacob Koshy, Senior Intellectual Property Consultant, UNITED TRADEMARKS AND PATENT SERVICES
  • Paul Wiegel, Director of IP, MORPHOSYS AG
  • Pierre Véron, Avocat, VÉRON & ASSOCIÉS

Key reasons to attend the Biotech & Pharmaceutical Patenting event

  • European patent law developments
  • Second medical use patents - validity and infringement
  • Plausibility in SuperGen
  • USA focus including functional claims
  • China focus including recent scandals
  • EU Patent Office variations on SPCs
  • Multi-jurisdictional patent enforcement
  • Bolar exemptions and exclusivity cases
  • Nagoya in a nutshell
  • Licensing Update
  • Medical device challenges
  • Sufficiency, obviousness and plausibility
  • Lundbeck and competition law
  • Transparency
  • Personalised medicines
  • Digital healthcare
  • Preparing for the Unified Patent Court
  • Much more besides! 

See more on the latest agenda for the Biotech & Pharmaceutical Patenting conference 2015

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