Perfect Your Patent Prosecution Strategies and Master the Patent Application Process in the U.S and Around the World

ACI’s 17th Global Summit on Life Sciences Patents returns to New York in May to provide practical insights on how to maximize your patent term and develop strategies to enhance protections for your patent portfolio. By bringing the collective knowledge and practical experiences of leading in-house IP counsel, patent prosecutors and litigators, the USPTO, and policy experts from both sides of the Atlantic, this event will provide you with comprehensive knowledge and benchmarking opportunities to ensure that you are leading the way in patent protection for your company and clients.  

Insights from the USPTO:

Keynote Address

Honorable Jacqueline Wright Bonilla
Deputy Chief Administrative Patent Judge
USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board
Mary Till
Senior Legal Advisor
USPTO United States Patent and Trademark Office

Insights from Key Industry Leaders:

Karine Crepin
VP Head of Biologics Patents
Dr. Leslie Fischer
Principle Patent Attorney
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Henry Gu
Head of Intellectual Property
Akebia Therapeutics
James Hayles
European Patent Attorney
Melodie Henderson
VP Intellectual Property
Sigilon Therapeutics
Immac J. Thampoe (“Casey”)
Assistant General Counsel – IP Portfolio Development
Regeneration Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Nicole Woods
Vice President – Assistant General Patent Counsel
Lilly Oncology
Yang Xu
Assistant General Counsel, IP
BeiGene Ltd.



Why This Event Is A Must-Attend for You and Your Team

Network and benchmark with a “who’s who” of the life sciences patents community. Our unparalleled faculty features over 15 in-house counsel — including new faces from Sanofi, Pfizer, Novartis, Novo Nordisk Inc, Eli Lilly, and BeiGene Ltd. They will share practical methodologies that have worked for them in recent prosecution proceedings and provide specific advice on how to cost-effectively protect your patent portfolio.
Benefit from direct insights from the USPTO. Hear from current and former USPTO insiders who will provide insights to help you perfect your prosecution and defense strategies.
Participate in sophisticated and practical sessions tailored to provide comprehensive updates and strategic solutions to a savvy audience. Walk away with winning strategies you can immediately incorporate into your daily practice to address challenges with § 101 patentability, FTO searches, obviousness-type double patenting, and written description and indefiniteness.
Obtain a globalized 360-degree view of Life Sciences Patent from the leaders setting the relevant standards. From the U.S. to Europe, this event is unparalleled in bringing together not only an exceptional in-house presence on the faculty, but also lawyers from the top IP firms representing biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies who will share their perspectives on how to thrive in challenging times.


We look forward to seeing you in New York in May. Attend this event and be part of the leading global Life Sciences community with the goal of protecting innovation in the life sciences sphere.

Register now and save with early bird discount!