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08:00 - 09:00 60 mins
Networking Events
Breakfast in the dining hall
09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
Chair's Opening Remarks
  • Richard Bassett - Senior Partner, Potter Clarkson
09:10 - 09:50 40 mins
EPO Drafting & Defence
  • Amendments made during grant procedure
  • Assessing added subject-matter
  • Sufficiency of disclosure
  • Clarity
  • The Problem/Solution approach
  • Inventiveness
  • James Cross - Partner, Maucher Jenkins
09:50 - 10:40 50 mins
Cross-Border Patent Strategy
  • 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
  • Claudia Milbradt - Partner, Clifford Chance
10:40 - 11:00 20 mins
Breaks
Morning Refreshment Break
11:00 - 11:50 50 mins
Freedom to Operate: What are the Risks to Infringement

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.

  • Ken Adamo - Partner, Kirkland & Ellis
  • Andrew Hutchinson - Partner, Simmons & Simmons
11:50 - 12:40 50 mins
Patent Validity in Europe and the USA

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
  • Ken Adamo - Partner, Kirkland & Ellis
  • Andrew Hutchinson - Partner, Simmons & Simmons
12:40 - 13:40 60 mins
Breaks
Lunch
13:40 - 14:30 50 mins
Computer Implemented Inventions
  • Defining Technical invention and non-technical inventions
  • What happens when it is a “mixed” innovation?
  • EPO Case Law: Pension Benefits Partnership, Comvik, and Hitachi/Auction Method
  • UK Case Law: Duns Licensing/Estimating Sales Activity
  • Simulation and design: Philips/Designing Optical Systems
  • Practical pointers
  • Peter Sadler - Partner, Reddie & Grose LLP
14:30 - 15:20 50 mins
Patents in China: An Evolving Market of Great Importance
  • Different types of patent
  • Practical tips for effective patent protection in China
  • Enforcing IPR in China
  • Recent cases and future trends
  • Handong Ran - Partner, Maucher Jenkins IP Consulting (Beijing) Limited
15:20 - 15:40 20 mins
Breaks
Afternoon Refreshment Break
15:40 - 17:20 100 mins
Option 1
OPTION 1 - TMT: A SEP & FRAND Masterclass
  • Claudia Tapia - Director IPR Policy , Ericsson
  • Dirk Weiler - Chairman of the Board and the IPR Special Committee, ETSI
15:40 - 17:20 100 mins
Option 2
OPTION 2 - Pharma and Biotech: Patenting and Other Protections
  • 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
  • Patrick Campbell - Partner, J A Kemp
  • Lucy Barnes - Partner, J A Kemp
17:20 - 17:30 10 mins
Chair's Closing Remarks and End of Day Two
  • Richard Bassett - Senior Partner, Potter Clarkson
17:45 - 18:00 15 mins
Networking Events
Meeting at Welcome Desk to Walk to River Cam
18:00 - 19:30 90 mins
Networking Events
Punting on the River Cam
19:30 - 21:30 120 mins
Networking Events
Pimms Drinks Reception & Barbecue on the Lawn (weather permitting)
Showing of Streams
09:00 - 09:10
Info

Chair's Opening Remarks

  • Richard Bassett - Senior Partner, Potter Clarkson
More
09:10 - 09:50
Info

EPO Drafting & Defence

  • Amendments made during grant procedure
  • Assessing added subject-matter
  • Sufficiency of disclosure
  • Clarity
  • The Problem/Solution approach
  • Inventiveness
  • James Cross - Partner, Maucher Jenkins
More
09:50 - 10:40
Info

Cross-Border Patent Strategy

  • 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
  • Claudia Milbradt - Partner, Clifford Chance
More
Showing of Streams
11:00 - 11:50
Info

Freedom to Operate: What are the Risks to Infringement

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.

  • Ken Adamo - Partner, Kirkland & Ellis
  • Andrew Hutchinson - Partner, Simmons & Simmons
More
11:50 - 12:40
Info

Patent Validity in Europe and the USA

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
  • Ken Adamo - Partner, Kirkland & Ellis
  • Andrew Hutchinson - Partner, Simmons & Simmons
More
Showing of Streams
13:40 - 14:30
Info

Computer Implemented Inventions

  • Defining Technical invention and non-technical inventions
  • What happens when it is a “mixed” innovation?
  • EPO Case Law: Pension Benefits Partnership, Comvik, and Hitachi/Auction Method
  • UK Case Law: Duns Licensing/Estimating Sales Activity
  • Simulation and design: Philips/Designing Optical Systems
  • Practical pointers
  • Peter Sadler - Partner, Reddie & Grose LLP
More
14:30 - 15:20
Info

Patents in China: An Evolving Market of Great Importance

  • Different types of patent
  • Practical tips for effective patent protection in China
  • Enforcing IPR in China
  • Recent cases and future trends
  • Handong Ran - Partner, Maucher Jenkins IP Consulting (Beijing) Limited
More
Showing of Streams
Showing of Streams
17:20 - 17:30
Info

Chair's Closing Remarks and End of Day Two

  • Richard Bassett - Senior Partner, Potter Clarkson
More
Showing of Streams