Consero: IP Forum for Life Sciences


Join Fish at Consero's IP Forum for Life Sciences, December 2-4, in Pasadena, CA. Fish Principals Gwilym Attwell (Delaware) and Todd Garcia (Boston) will moderate two panels, and Gwilym will serve as forum chair.

Fish is a proud supporter of this three-day invitation only event, where attendees can network with senior in-house counsel, and learn proven strategies to improve your business. Panel details are below.

Sunday, December 2, 1:30 - 2:30PM
Seeing The Forest For The Trees: Your IP Strategy As Part Of The Business

  • How do you communicate the inner-workings of your patent strategy to those in the company who lack a legal background?
  • How do you work with your management team to make sure your IP strategy complements the overall business strategy?
  • How can you more fully incorporate your IP team and outside counsel into the business?

Moderator: Todd Garcia, Principal, Fish & Richardson


Doug Golightly, Director, IP, Emergent BioSolutions
Colin Heitzmann, Senior Corporate Attorney, Senior Director, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization
Elizabeth Howard, Executive VP and GC, Arbutus Biopharma
Tamara Kale, Senior Patent Counsel, Genentech
Shelby Walker, VP, Head of IP, CRISPR Therapeutics

Monday, December 3, 2:00 - 3:00PM
A View From The Trenches Of The PTAB: Strategies For Patent Owners (And Patent Applicants)

Since 2012, over 750 Inter Partes Review (IPR) and Post-Grant Review (PGR) petitions have been filed to challenge the validity of life sciences patents. In this interactive session, Fish principal Gwilym Attwell will discuss high-level strategies important to Patent Owners defending their patents. He will discuss strategies for avoiding institution, considerations when facing institution, and settlements. Gwilym will also provide practical lessons for drafting patent applications that maximize the patent owner's chance of success when facing a challenge at the PTAB.

Moderator: Gwilym Attwell, Principal, Fish & Richardson

Consero's IP Forum for Life Sciences
December 2-4, 2018
The Langham Huntington
1401 S Oak Knoll Ave, Pasadena, CA