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Life Sciences Forum 2021

June 16-17, virtual event | EST (Eastern Standard Time)

ABOUT THIS EVENT

Drawing on almost 30 years of cutting-edge editorial insight and research, the MIP Life Sciences Forum returns as a virtual event brought to you over two days of interactive, high level discussions.
 
The programme is designed to offer practical coverage on developments and challenges affecting the life sciences industry to appropriately mitigate risk and protect your innovation in the ever-changing landscape.
 
Join us for exclusive insights, strategic discussion and high-value networking with your peers across the globe.
ATTENDEE PROFILE
150+ registrants
150+ IP PROFESSIONALS
in-house
IN-HOUSE IP AUDIENCE
life sciences
LEADING LAWYERS IN LIFE SCIENCES

VIRTUAL EVENT FEATURES

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Much like an in-person conference, a virtual event brings together top experts and industry peers for dynamic discussions and networking. Through the use of a specially designed events platform, you can access all content and participate in Q&A’s, live polling, breakout sessions and networking groups from a desktop computer or mobile device. You can also view all sessions on demand at a time that suits you.
Virtual booth
Virtual Exhibition Hall
Meet sponsors at their virtual booths
Speaker interaction
Speaker interaction
Reach out to speakers taking part in their live Q&A after their session
Personal Programme
Personal Programme
Create your own schedule with meetings and interesting sessions
On-demand
On-demand Access
Watch at a more convenient time to suit your needs
Networking
Messaging and Video calls
Meeting someone new? Drop them a message or schedule a call
Matchmaking
AI powered matchmaking
Meet new people in the event with AI recommendations

SPEAKERS

If you feel you have something to contribute or would like to position yourself as an expert in your field, please get in touch with Natalie Canter for in-house speaking enquiries or Melanie Petch for law firm or service provider opportunities.
Angela Wilson
Angela Wilson
Hallmark Cards
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Jayanthi Simha
Jayanthi Simha
Invensense
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Kelly McCarthy
Kelly McCarthy
Sideman Bancroft
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Misha De Larkin
Misha De Larkin
Flex
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REGISTRATION TYPE

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL

Access to all sessions is FREE
  • IP counsel
  • Heads of legal
  • VP/SVP

ADVISORY AND SERVICE PROVIDERS

Advisory firms and IP service providers are invited to either become members of the Women in IP Global Network to attend or to sponsor the event for group attendance and speaking opportunities. To learn how to position your firm as thought leader and to discuss the opportunities available, please get in touch Melanie Petch

AGENDA

June 16
June 17

Wednesday, June 16

Morning coffee; 1-to-1 meetings and networking

9.00-10.00 EST

Introduction and welcome from the chair – Elizabeth Weiswasser, partner, Weil Gotshal & Manges

11.00-11.10 EST

Responding to the IP waiver for COVID vaccines

11.10-12.00 EST

  • Debate: incentivizing resistance instead of collaboration
  • What now?
  • Compulsory licensing – exploring global laws
  • Examining approaches to the pandemic/vaccines
Komal Kalha
Komal Kalha
associate director, intellectual property & trade policy, IFPMA
Francesco Macchetta
Francesco Macchetta
IP strategic advisor, Bracco
Paul Fehlner
Paul Fehlner
SVP, chief legal officer and corporate secretary, Axcella
Networking break

12.00-12.20 EST

Exploring the realities of updated S.101 guidance

12.20-1.10 EST

  • Current status – examining new requirements
  • Update on the law: what is on the horizon with SCOTUS?
  • AI and digital healthcare
  • Patent protection through AI - how can you prepare for an uncertain future?
Anna Dwyer
Anna Dwyer
counsel, Weil Gotshal & Manges (moderator)
Guillaume Stern
Guillaume Stern
director, patent counsel – global medical devices and digital health, Teva
Karen Moreira
Karen Moreira
director, IP litigation, Merck
Kim Moore
Kim Moore
vice president, legal, Guardant Health
Lunch break and networking

1.10-1.40 EST

Litigation case law developments – evolution of the PTAB

1.40-2.30 EST

This session will explore case law updates, covering:

  • PTAB case law review and procedural updates
  • Hatch-Waxman Act interplay
Whitney Meier
Whitney Meier
counsel, Venable (moderator)
Jacqueline Bonilla
Jacqueline Bonilla
deputy chief admistrative patent judge, PTAB, USPTO
Jiang Lin
Jiang Lin
principal counsel, global patent litigation, Sanofi
Christina Schwarz
Christina Schwarz
partner, Venable
Coffee break and networking

2.30-3.00 EST

Global protection and enforcement strategies

3.00-3.50 EST

Case study exploring comparative analysis of different jurisdictions, covering:

  • Conducting and coordinating national and multijurisdictional litigation – opportunities, pros and cons of key jurisdictions (CH, EU, US)
  • Evaluating the pros and cons to maximise the scope of protection
  • Relevant methods to calculate damages in global jurisdictions
  • Risk assessment
Constantin Rehaag
Constantin Rehaag
partner, Dentons (moderator)
Jesse Fecker
Jesse Fecker
global legal advisor, Ferring Pharmaceuticals
Paul Coletti
Paul Coletti
associate patent counsel, Johnson & Johnson
Loïc Lemercier
Loïc Lemercier
partner, Dentons
Closing comments for day one

3.50-3.55 EST

Coffee, 1-1 meetings and networking

3.55-5.30 EST

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June 16
June 17

Thursday, June 17

Morning coffee; 1-to-1 meetings and networking

9.00-10.00 EST

Welcome and introduction from the chair Elizabeth Weiswasser, partner, Weil Gotshal & Manges

11.00-11.10 EST

Litigation case law developments – Federal Circuit and District Court

11.10-12.00 EST

This session will explore case law updates, covering:

  • Latest developments from Federal Circuit and District Court
  • Case law review
Noah Leibowitz
Noah Leibowitz
partner, Dechert (moderator)
James Evans
James Evans
director, dispute resolution, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Sharon Gagliardi
Sharon Gagliardi
counsel, Dechert
Networking break

12.00-12.20 EST

Focus sessions

12.20-1.10 EST

These smaller group discussions will provide in-depth insight into key issues affecting IP professionals. Delegates will choose one group to discuss:

  • Comprehensive and effective IP due diligence – strategic focus session addressing the importance of understanding technology and business goals to avoid pitfalls and case law governing IP ownership, protection and infringement.
Bonnie Nannenga-Combs
Bonnie Nannenga-Combs
director, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
John Covert
John Covert
director, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
Matthew Blischak
Matthew Blischak
partner, intellectual property, Roivant Sciences
  • Analysis of second medical use patents - strategic focus session analysing second medical use patents, from a practical and regulatory perspective.
Jenny Antcliff
Jenny Antcliff
partner, Carpmaels & Ransford
Ewan Nettleton
Ewan Nettleton
principal IP counsel, oncology litigation, Novartis
Simon Llewellyn
Simon Llewellyn
partner, Carpmaels & Ransford
Lunch break and networking

1.10-1.40 EST

Patent validity terms in Brazil

1.40-2.30 EST

This session will provide guidance on appropriately managing the implications of the Brazil Supreme Court ruling, with special consideration for mitigating risks to your patents.

Ricardo Nunes
Ricardo Nunes
partner, Daniel Law
Erick Pereira Stegun
Erick Pereira Stegun
IP specialist, Brazil
Closing comments

2.30-2.35 EST

Coffee break, 1-1 meetings and networking

2.35-4.00 EST

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SPEAKERS

If you feel you have something to contribute or would like to position yourself as an expert in your field, please get in touch with Natalie Canter for in-house speaking enquiries or Melanie Petch for law firm or service provider opportunities.
Anna Dwyer
Anna Dwyer
Weil Gotshal & Manges
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Guillaume Stern
Guillaume Stern
Teva
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Bonnie Nannenga-Combs
Bonnie Nannenga-Combs
Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
Learn more ›
John Covert
John Covert
Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
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Jenny Antcliff
Jenny Antcliff
Carpmaels & Ransford
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Simon Llewellyn
Simon Llewellyn
Carpmaels & Ransford
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Christina Schwarz
Christina Schwarz
Venable
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Whitney Meier
Whitney Meier
Venable
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Francesco Macchetta
Francesco Macchetta
Bracco
Learn more ›
Karen Moreira
Karen Moreira
Merck
Learn more ›
Paul Coletti
Paul Coletti
Johnson & Johnson
Learn more ›
Ewan Nettleton
Ewan Nettleton
Novartis
Learn more ›
Jiang Lin
Jiang Lin
Sanofi
Learn more ›
Kim Moore
Kim Moore
Guardant Health
Learn more ›
Jesse Fecker
Jesse Fecker
Ferring Pharmaceuticals
Learn more ›
Noah Leibowitz
Noah Leibowitz
Dechert
Learn more ›
Sharon Gagliardi
Sharon Gagliardi
Dechert
Learn more ›
Jacequline Bonilla
Jacequline Bonilla
USPTO
Learn more ›
Erick Pereira Stegun
Erick Pereira Stegun
Learn more ›
Paul Fehlner
Paul Fehlner
Axcella
Learn more ›
James Evans
James Evans
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Learn more ›
Constantin Rehaag
Constantin Rehaag
Dentons
Learn more ›
Loïc Lemercier
Loïc Lemercier
Dentons
Learn more ›
Komal Kalha
Komal Kalha
IFPMA
Learn more ›
Erick Pereira Stegun
Ricardo Nunes
Daniel Law
Learn more ›
Matthew Blischak
Matthew Blischak
Roivant Sciences
Learn more ›

REGISTRATION TYPE

IN-HOUSE COUNSEL

Access to all sessions is FREE
  • IP counsel
  • Heads of legal
  • VP/SVP

LAW FIRMS

Access to all sessions is $495
  • Partners and of counsel
  • Associates
  • IP service providers
TESTIMONIALS
"Made for an intimate environment for high level networking
"Information was clearly presented, updates on the law and patent practice tips
"This was a great panel with a lot of excellent tips and best practices shared by the moderator and panelists

FINANCIAL AID

Managing IP will make full or partial scholarships available for lawyers and law students experiencing financial hardships. Under this policy, a financial hardship is defined as income of $50,000 or less.
Unemployed
Full scholarship
Income up to $35,000
75% discount
Income $35,000 to $50,000
50% discount
Income above $50,000
No discount
To apply for financial aid, send your request on your employer’s letterhead, stating the reason for your interest, along with a completed scanned copy of the registration form which can be found on the brochure to registrations@managingip.com . Law students are required to include a copy of their current student ID card. All requests for financial aid have to be submitted at least four weeks before the start of the conference.

SPONSORS

Carpmaels Ransford
Daniel IP
Dechert
Dentons
Sterne Kessler
Venable
Weil

CONTACT US

Programme


Email Natalie Canter
+44 (0) 207 779 8730

Sponsorship


Email Melanie Petch
+44 (0)20 7779 8836