Increase Your Odds! Biotech Patent Application Strategies
The number of patent applications in biotechnology has increased significantly over recent years, reflecting the fact that the majority of the world’s top selling drugs are now biologics.
However, obtaining patent rights in the biotechnology sphere can be very challenging, and dependent upon jurisdiction. While biotech patents can bring tremendous benefits and rewards for the time and effort spent researching new technologies, the odds may seem to get smaller as technologies mature and strategies become tougher to map out.
In this LIVE Webcast, Mr. Glyn Truscott, Partner, Elkington + Fife LLP will help inventors and patent professionals understand the important aspects of this significant topic. He will provide an in-depth discussion of patent applications in the biotech industry. Speaker will also offer best practices in developing and implementing strategic guide for inventors to enhance the odds of successful biotech patent applications.
Key issues that will be covered in this course are:
- Biotechnology and Patents – An Overview
- Patenting in the Biotechnology Industry
- Determining What Types of Biotechnology can be Patented
- Global Biotech Patent Trends
- Strategies for a Successful Patent Application
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Drafting for success – Do’s and Don’ts from an European Perspective.
- Prosecution Strategies, EP and worldwide.
- What do EPO Examiners want?
- Maintaining success post-grant.
- Why granted biotech patents get revoked in Europe, and how to prevent this.
- How to ensure a patent portfolio is ready to extend protection of authorised products using Supplementary Protection Certificates.
Who Should Attend:
- Biotech Industry Lawyers
- Biotech Company Attorneys & Advisors
- Patent Attorneys
- Patent Consultants
- Patent Licensing Attorneys
- Biotechnology Companies
- Other Interested and Related Professionals
Glyn is a European and UK Patent attorney whose practice spans a wide range of biotechnology subject-matter, from combination immunotherapies to PCR-based diagnostic assays. The majority of his work involves the drafting and prosecution of patent applications, and the handling of post-grant opposition proceedings, before the European Patent Office. In recent years, he has handled numerous high-value EPO oppositions and appeals involving biologics, immuno-oncology and cellular therapies, in addition to coordinating corresponding litigations in the High Court of England & Wales and elsewhere in Europe. Accordingly, he has an acute sense of the necessity of expert representation before the EPO, aligned with a holistic approach to the interplay between patents, SPCs and regulatory data protection.
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Method of Presentation:
Experience in biotech patent
NASBA Field of Study:
Business Law - Technical
NY Category of CLE Credit:
Areas of Professional Practice
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About Elkington + Fife LLP
Elkington + Fife is a firm of patent and trademark attorneys based in Holborn, central London, and Sevenoaks in Kent (UK). Established in 1927, it has a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality IP services to its clients.
E+F is consistently recognised for excellence – the Legal 500, for example, cites its “outstanding team” – and the firm prides itself on giving its clients the reassurance that comes from knowing their business interests are in safe hands.
Elkington and Fife’s team has an unparalleled command of all aspects of IP. The bulk of its work is focused on patent and trade mark protection, but it is also well-known for advising on other types of IP, such as supplementary protection certificates, plant variety rights, registered designs, domain names and copyright protection.