In the same way as at the conferences in Boston and Singapore, the London conference will take a broad global view of the patent protection landscape and then delve deeper into the regional topics of specific current interest. Extended round table discussion groups enable a couple of hours to be spent in small groups, sharing views on a range of topics of your choosing. For fledgling bio-pharma manufacturers, the conference will feature an open clinic to enable in-house counsel to quiz specialist private patent attorneys from around the globe on their own specific pressing patent issues.
Over 50% of attendees are in-house counsel
Key issues for discussion at this year’s conference include:
What steps should IP firms and corporate patent counsel take to prepare for Brexit?
What’s the likely impact of Brexit on regulatory divergence?
Will the German constitutional case stop the UPC in its tracks?
Should potential SPC applicants apply early under existing EU rules or wait for new UK rules to come into force?
What’s the impact of the UK Supreme Court ruling on the Doctrine of Equivalents?
Ed Ronan will be presenting