Workshop A – Patents Around the World Working Group: How to Execute a Cohesive International Patent Prosecution Strategy

May 15, 2019 9:00am – 12:30pm

Tjibbe Douma

Tjibbe Douma
Dentons (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Robert Sullivan

Robert Sullivan
Managing Principal
Fish & Richardson (New York, NY)

(Registration begins at 8:00 – Continental Breakfast will be served)

In this session, leading patent practitioners will provide you with a comprehensive and in-depth global IP overview to assist you in protecting your IP and minimizing risk when filing patents internationally. Benefit from our session leaders in-depth analysis of patent laws around the world on a region-by-region basis. Topics to be discussed include:
  • Comparing and contrasting the standards of patentability and related issues in the US and Europe
    • Patent eligibility
    • Availability of patent extensions – PTEs and SPCs
    • Compulsory licensing
    • Bolar-type safe harbor provisions
    • Plausibility and Enablement
    • Inventive Step and Obviousness
  • Procuring and enforcing life sciences patents worldwide on a cost-effective basis
    • Timing and logistics of filing: When to file to maximize exclusivity and what are the expected costs?
    • Determining the locations where it is most and least important to have patent protection in place
    • Drafting applications that satisfy the requirements of different locations
    • Coordinating between lawyers on the ground internationally and with your U.S. teams
  • Spotlight on the EU
    • How will Brexit impact Life Sciences companies
    • How will the establishment of a Unified Patent Court impact life sciences IP strategies?
      • How will the Court work?
      • What actions should companies take now to prepare for implementation?
    • EU Trade Secret Directive and its implementation in 2018 and 2019
    • EU trend on subgroup patents
    • What are the possibilities for an SPC for subgroup patents and new indications following the recent CJEU SPC decision in the Abraxis case?
Luncheon will be served at 12:30 pm for attendees participating in both Workshops A and B