Consero 2016 IP Forum for Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology


Fish is proud to sponsor the 2016ConseroIP Forum for Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology in the Netherlands,March 14-16, 2016.Principal MartinBurda (Munich)is Chair of the Forum. Consero’s 2016IP Forum for Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology will address current legal and business challenges faced by today’s Chief IP and Chief Patent Counsel in Europe, providing a unique opportunity to share best practices and strategies that will help lead their departments and companies in the right direction.

In addition to acting as Chair of the Forum, Martin Burda is moderating the panel “How Uniformity Will Affect Your IP Strategy in 2016 & Beyond” on March 14. Principal Todd Garcia (Boston) is moderating “Checkmate: Staying Ahead of the Game in IP Litigation,” with Principal Anita Meiklejohn(Boston) on March 15.


Monday, March 14, 2016


How Uniformity Will Affect Your IPStrategy in 2016 & Beyond

  • How has the implementation of the Unitary Patent Systemchanged your approach to the patent process? Whatimplications has the new system had on your organisationoverall?
  • What does the introduction of the Unified Patent Court meanfor Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology in 2016?
  • What creative tricks have you used while practicing under the new system?


Rob Aerts, Senior Patent Counsel, Keygene N.V.
Prashant Bhavar, Head of Intellectual Property, Rhizen Pharmaceuticals S.A.
Martin Burda, Principal, Fish & Richardson

Tuesday, March 15, 2016


Checkmate: Staying Ahead of the Game in IP Litigation

  • What data and metrics do you use to identify the mostqualified outside counsel for IP litigation?
  • How has your settlement strategy changed over time? Whatfactors do you typically consider when deciding whether orwhen to settle?
  • What best practices can you share with your prosecutionteam to ensure the most defensible patents?


Ellen Broug, Head of Intellectual Property, Merus
Anita Meiklejohn, Principal, Fish & Richardson
Todd Garcia, Principal, Fish & Richardson