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Best Practices for Strengthening Your Patent Portfolio for Life Science Inventions in the US and Europe

Strategies for Patent Protection and Profitability

20-21 Jun 2019
NBC TOWER | Chicago, IL, United States of America

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Best Practices for Strengthening Your Patent Portfolio for Life Science Inventions in the US and Europe

Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies find themselves in a constant race for profitability and control over intellectual property with their portfolio of drugs and compounds. IP and patent teams need to be in constant contact with the research and development department to ensure proper legal status of new, current, and continuing patents. While pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies are faced with these challenges, this course will offer strategies to increase profitability and the competitive advantage for an organizationís long-term benefits. From patent cliff to Hatch-Waxman litigation system, participants will understand how to align IP strategy with regulatory strategy in a way that will cultivate strong patent portfolio success.

Key Topics

  • Benefits of Expanding a Patent Portfolio
  • Aligning IP Strategy with Regulatory Strategy for Long-term Benefit
  • IP Protection for Multiple Clinical Utilities from a Commercialization Standpoint
  • Capitalizing on Repurposing of Existing Compounds
  • Maintaining Valuable Trade Secrets while Strengthening your Patent Portfolio
  • Previous Attendees Include

    C-level Executives including VPs, Directors, Senior-Level Managers and Strategic Leaders within the pharmaceuticals, life sciences and medical device industry with responsibilities in the following areas:

    General Counsel
    IP Counsel
    Patent Agent
    Patent Attorney
    Patent Counsel
    Chief Patent Counsel
    Chief Medical Officer
    Chief Scientific Officer
    Research & Development
    Product Development

    Why Choose marcus evans?

    marcus evans specialises in the research and development of strategic events for senior business executives. From our international network of 63 offices, marcus evans produces over 1000 event days a year on strategic issues in corporate finance, telecommunications, technology, health, transportation, capital markets, human resources and business improvement.

    Above all, marcus evans provides clients with business information and knowledge which enables them to sustain a valuable competitive advantage and makes a positive contribution to their success.

    Practical Insights From

    John Weatherspoon, PhD.
    U.S. Patent Attorney & Founder
    JKW Intellectual Property Consulting. With nearly 20 years experience as a U.S. IP attorney, he provides strategic advice, freedom to operate opinions, patent portfolio analysis, and IP due diligence services, with extensive patent litigation experience. He represents clients in life sciences, pharmaceutical, biotechnology & chemical industries, computers, electronics, aerospace, etc. He frequently speaks at conferences on the subject of IP protection. For this course, he'll partner with Niklas Mattsson, a European Patent Attorney within life science, who has been with AWA since 1999. He drafts and prosecutes patents and provides IP-related business advice. He conducts infringement, validity and freedom-to-operate analyses, and also has expertise in SPCs in the EU. Niklas frequently works as a technical expert in litigation in Swedish courts, handles EPO oral proceedings, and has been an expert witness in European patent law in US patent litigation.

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