Patent Protection for Pharma and Biotechnology in 2017

Broadcast Date: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (ET)
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About WilmerHale

WilmerHale is a leading international law firm with more than 200 attorneys focused on intellectual property matters in the United States, Europe and Asia. Experienced in providing comprehensive solutions to the intellectual property business challenges that face companies at all stages of growth and in every aspect of their business that involves the acquisition, exploitation or protection of intellectual property. WilmerHale has been deeply involved in patent litigation since the battle between Amgen and Genetics Institute over EPO in the 1980s. Since that time, the firm has represented clients such as Roche, GlaxoSmithKline and Becton Dickinson in many of the landmark patent cases in these industries.


About Proskauer

Proskauer’s Life Sciences Patent Practice

Proskauer’s collaborative Life Sciences Patent practice focuses on partnering with leading biologics, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device clients to meet their business objectives by developing and executing market exclusivity and freedom-to-operate strategies. These comprehensive strategies draw from our deep knowledge of and extensive experience with patent litigation, contested patent office proceedings, FDA regulations, patent prosecution and patent transactions, including licenses and assignments. Our deep knowledge of the most important therapeutic areas, such as immunology, oncology and neurology, has allowed us to successfully represent our clients in the courtroom as well as the patent office, including against some of the industry’s most aggressive companies and institutions. Proskauer lawyers a wealth of experience in post-grant challenges and have achieved impressive results in inter partes review (IPR) decisions for their life sciences clients.


About Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Mintz Levin is ranked among the nation’s leading life sciences law firms and represents companies of all sizes and at all stages of growth, including those operating at the cutting-edge of the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries. The firm provides full-service prosecution and counseling services to assist clients at all stages of the life cycle with their intellectual property needs, from developing IP strategy to executing, managing, and enforcing that strategy worldwide. Mintz Levin’s patent team assesses the patentability, freedom-to-operate, and non-infringement positions of client innovations; determines whether competitor products or patents infringe clients’ patent rights and develops and executes strategies to respond; negotiates licensing agreements and financial transactions; and defends clients’ IP positions with litigation, mediation or arbitration.


About Boult Wade Tennant

Boult Wade Tennant is a specialist Patent and Trade Mark firm. They exist to help individuals and businesses protect, manage and enforce their intellectual property rights on a global scale.

Boult Wade Tennant’s aim is simple – they aim to work with their clients, not just for them. This means that they place emphasis not only on the quality of their work but also on the quality of the service they provide. This award-winning approach is down-to-earth and jargon-free. Boult Wade Tennant’s attorneys are renowned for being committed to helping their clients succeed and for providing a service that is focused and aligned with their clients’ commercial objectives.


About Smart & Biggar/ Fetherstonhaugh

Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh is Canada’s largest firm practising exclusively in intellectual property and technology law. The firm works directly with global and domestic organizations to help clients secure, protect and maximize the value of their inventions and intellectual property investments in Canada.

From five offices across Canada, the firm offers the full complement of intellectual property services including strategic IP counseling, IP litigation, IP transactions support, licensing, and patent and trademark agency services. The firm serves many of the world’s leading organizations representing the broad spectrum of industries.