Bridging the Gap Between EU and U.S. Biotech Inventions Protection

Broadcast Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (ET)
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Dr. Dean L. Fanelli
Dr. Thomas A. Haag
Jens Viktor Nørgaard
Niklas Mattsson
Mr. Glyn Truscott
Jennifer O’Farrell


About Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Seyfarth Shaw LLP has more than 850 attorneys and provides a broad range of legal services in the areas of intellectual property, labor and employment, employee benefits, litigation, corporate and real estate. With offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco, Shanghai, Sydney and Washington, D.C., Seyfarth’s clients include over 300 of the Fortune 500 companies and reflect virtually every industry and segment of the economy. A recognized leader in delivering value and innovation for legal services, Seyfarth’s acclaimed SeyfarthLean client service model has earned numerous accolades from a variety of highly respected third parties, including industry associations, consulting firms and media. For more information, please visit



HØIBERG is well-established in the Medicon Valley with offices in Copenhagen, Lund, and Aarhus. All of the patent attorneys at HØIBERG hold advanced degrees from international universities and work in all fields of technology.

The core values of HØIBERG lie in:

• long-lasting client relationships;

• intelligent and creative IP strategies;

• value-based solutions.

HØIBERG provides expert IPR knowledge in thefields ranging from biotech, pharma, medtech, nanotech, chemistry and cleantech to software, electronics and mechanics to support your business.

HØIBERG has the largest group of life science patent attorneys in Medicon Valley. We have first-hand experience from courtrooms when we assist life science clients in litigation in Europe and the US. We are very experienced in all types of proceedings at the European Patent Office.


About Awapatent

The AWA Group is a leading consultancy group in intellectual property (IP) with presence in both Europe and Asia.

Our clients are innovation-intensive companies, ranging from startups to owners of the world’s most well-known brands and patent portfolios. We help them turn their ideas and innovations into business opportunities.

Our 165 patent attorneys, attorneys-at-law and other IP pros are experts in IP strategy and legal services as well as patents, trademark, design, and copyright.

Awapatent was founded in 1897. In 2011, AWA IPro was established to provide services, strategy and partnering solutions in commercialization of IP and other revenues from innovation. In 2015, AWA Asia was founded to support Western clients with IP expertise in Asia and Asian clients with IP expertise in Europe.

The Group has 300 employees at 16 offices in Sweden, Denmark, Germany and China. In 2015 we reported sales of EUR 63.4 million.


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 our 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.


About Boult Wade Tennant

Boult Wade Tennant is a specialist patent and trade mark firm. It exists to help individuals and businesses protect, manage and enforce their intellectual property rights on a global scale. The firm looks after the multi-jurisdictional IP issues of major industrial and commercial companies worldwide, as well as portfolio management for a wide range of SME’s, academic institutions, and independent research and development organisations.

Their attorneys are renowned for being committed to helping their clients succeed and for providing a service that is focussed and aligned with the clients’ commercial objectives. Services cover the full range of intellectual property requirements; from filing and prosecuting Patent and Trade Mark applications to the managing of large and complex portfolios; from advocacy at Opposition and Appeal hearings to due diligence work and the provision of opinions.