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Consero 2017 IP Forum for Life Sciences

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Sponsorship

Consero 2017 IP Forum for Life Sciences

Monday, April 24th, 2017

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Fish Principals Gwilym Attwell (Delaware) and Todd Garcia (Boston) will moderate three sessions during Consero’s 2017 IP Forum for Life Sciences, April 24-26, in Augsburg, Germany. Gwilym Attwell is also conference Chair.

Panel details are listed below. For more information, click here.

Monday, April 24, 15:00-16:00

KnowledgeBridge: A View From The Trenches Of The Most-Active Forum For Patent Validity Challenges – The PTAB.

In 2016, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) was the most active forum for patent validity challenges in the U.S. With inter partes review (IPR) and post-grant review (PGR) proceedings in the life sciences steadily rising since the America Invents Act, what has changed in post-grant practice for the life sciences industry, and how do those changes impact your IP strategy globally? In this interactive session, we will address recent developments that impact the scope and frequency of institution, recent decisions involving life sciences patents, treatment of PTAB decisions by the Federal Circuit, and what is likely to come in the future.

Moderator:

Gwilym Attwell, Principal, Fish & Richardson

Monday, April 24, 17:00-18:00

Trade Secrets: Internal & External Defense Strategies

  • How do trade secrets factor into your overall IP strategy?
  • In what specific ways have you educated your management team on the importance of trade secrets?
  • How have you worked across business units to carry out your global trade secret strategy?

Speakers:

  • Liz Elmhirst, Director, IP, Achilles Therapeutics
  • Hogne Hallaråker, President and Chief Executive Officer, Arctic Nutrition AS
  • Shari Piré, Chief Legal Officer, Cognate BioServices, Inc.

Moderator:

Todd Garcia, Principal, Fish & Richardson

Tuesday, April 25, 11:00-12:00

Managing The Inside-Outside Counsel Working Relationship

  • What resources do you use to determine the ROI of your outside counsel?
  • What role should in-house and outside counsel play in designing and implementing your IP strategy?
  • How do you negotiate with outside counsel to maintain high-quality legal services while staying within budget?

Speakers:

  • Prashant Bhavar, Head of Intellectual Property, Rhizen Pharmaceuticals S.A.
  • Wolfgang Flasche, Director, Intellectual Property, Immatics Biotechnologies GmbH
  • Insa Flechsler, Director, Intellectual Property & Legal, Protocure ASA

Moderator:

Gwilym Attwell, Principal, Fish & Richardson

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