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08:00 - 09:00 60 mins
Networking Events
Breakfast in the dining hall
09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
Main agenda
Chair's Opening Remarks
  • Sally Shorthose - Partner, Bird & Bird
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09:10 - 10:00 50 mins
Main agenda
The UPC and Cross-Border Patent Strategy
  • Markus Gampp - Partner - Head of Patents (Germany), DLA Piper
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  • The current state of play on cross-border injunctions and “torpedoes”
  • The pros and cons of a jurisdictional approach vs a universal approach
  • Community regulation on service and jurisdiction
  • Benefits of patents opted-in to the UPC
  • Q&A
10:00 - 11:30 90 mins
Main agenda
Freedom To Operate: What are the Risks to Infringement
  • Ken Adamo - Partner, Kirkland & Ellis
  • Rowan Freeland - Partner - Head of IP, Simmons & Simmons
  • Claudia Milbradt - Partner, Clifford Chance
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The panel will review and discuss a scenario in the context of freedom to operate. Each panel member will give a short presentation after which a discussion will follow, plus an opportunity for questions from the delegates. Rowan Freeland will discuss the UK/European perspective, while Ken Adamo will explore the US differences.

11:30 - 11:50 20 mins
Breaks
Morning Refreshment Break
11:50 - 12:50 60 mins
Main agenda
EPO Drafting & Defence Techniques
  • Kristina Cornish - Partner, Kilburn & Strode
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12:50 - 13:50 60 mins
Breaks
Lunch
13:50 - 15:20 90 mins
Main agenda
Patent Validity in Europe and the USA
  • Ken Adamo - Partner, Kirkland & Ellis
  • Rowan Freeland - Partner - Head of IP, Simmons & Simmons
  • Claudia Milbradt - Partner, Clifford Chance
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The panel will review and discuss the law on obviousness, novelty, sufficiency and breadth of claims.

Europe

  • Obviousness and approaches by the courts
  • Novelty v. obviousness
  • Presumption of validity and evidentiary burden to prove validity
  • Validity and infringements/injunctions

USA

  • Recent developments in American law concerning validity
  • Validity challenges to business method patents
  • Novelty and inevitable result
  • Claim construction/inequitable conduct
15:20 - 15:45 25 mins
Breaks
Afternoon Refreshment Break
15:45 - 17:15 90 mins
Option 1
OPTION 1: Computer Implemented Inventions Masterclass - Patents and Alternative Protections
  • Peter Sadler - Partner, Reddie & Grose LLP
  • Alexander Carter-Silk - Partner & Head of European Intellectual Property, Brown Rudnick
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15:45 - 17:15 90 mins
Option 2
OPTION 2: Focus on Pharma and Biotech patenting and additional protection systems
  • Sally Shorthose - Partner, Bird & Bird
  • Eleanor Root - Senior Associate, Bird & Bird
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  • Patents – specific issues
    • Product by process
    • New chemical entities
    • Formulations
    • Methods of treatment
    • Medical use
    • Biotechnological inventions
  • Supplementary Protection Certificates and data and market exclusivity
  • Generic and Biosimilar products
17:15 - 17:25 10 mins
Main agenda
Chair's Closing Remarks and End of Day Two
  • Sally Shorthose - Partner, Bird & Bird
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19:30 - 20:15 45 mins
Networking Events
Champagne Reception
20:15 - 21:15 60 mins
Networking Events
Gala Dinner (FORMAL ATTIRE)