Strategic Patent Portfolio and Lifecycle Development for Pharma & Biotech Industries in 2016

Broadcast Date: Thursday, March 31, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)
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Janet S. Hendrickson, Ph.D.
Jill M. Browning
P. Branko Pejic
Edward Oates
Fiona Stevens


About Underwriters Laboratories (UL)

MasterControl is a committed team of quality, regulatory and software experts who work to empower regulated companies to get their products to market faster. MasterControl’s quality management software solutions reduce overall costs, increase efficiency and accelerate compliance, creating a significant competitive advantage for customers. Drawing upon unparalleled industry experience, MasterControl offers a suite of seamlessly integrated and scalable software solutions for quality management, document control, product lifecycle management, supplier management, audit management, training management and much more. MasterControl’s complete quality management solution is designed for easy implementation, validation and use, continually improving on the promise of Compliance Accelerated. For more information about MasterControl, visit or call 1.800.825.9117 (U.S.); +44 (0) 1256 325 949 (Europe); +81 (03) 5422 6665 (Japan); or +61 (3) 9717 9727 (Australia).


About Senniger Powers LLP

Senniger Powers is the largest intellectual property law firm in Missouri.  We specialize in the preparation and prosecution of patents, copyrights and trademarks, and related litigation, representing all types of businesses from Fortune 500 companies to small start-ups, in each of the core technology areas – chemical, life sciences, mechanical and electrical.  The diverse technical capabilities of our professionals help serve clients in a wide array of industries including pharmaceuticals, life sciences, chemicals, mechanical arts, electronics, computer systems and software.  The firm has an active litigation practice including several full-time intellectual property litigators, and many others in supporting roles.  Our collaborative approach, combined with our technical experience, allows us to deliver insightful counsel, unique solutions and exceptional client service.  Therefore, we are able to help our clients achieve a competitive advantage through strategic management of their IP portfolios.


About Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C.

Greenblum & Bernstein specializes exclusively in intellectual property law, particularly concentrating in patents, trademarks and copyrights.  G&B maintains an active docket in all aspects and stages of intellectual property practice surrounding the life sciences (both biotechnology and pharmaceuticals), including patent prosecution and licensing, post-grant procedures, interferences, derivation proceedings, litigation, and Hatch-Waxman.

G&B’s Pharmaceutical And Biotechnology Practice Group, including Ms. Browning and Mr. Pejic – both former law clerks to U.S. District Court Judges, is highly experienced with all aspects of Biosimilars and Hatch-Waxman, including developing patent strategies for pharmaceutical companies, preparing Notice Letters, litigation, and negotiating settlements.  Not content to work within rigid confines, G&B attorneys have the flexibility to employ creative methods to resolve disputes, including cooperative and creative negotiations; use of FDA citizen petitions; and post-grant procedures.

Our team is uniquely qualified to represent petitioners and patent owners in Inter Partes Review proceedings (IPR), and Post Grant Review proceedings (PGR).  Our team is one of only a few firms that have filed a PGR petition (which is the only PGR to date on a pharmaceutical patent).

In addition to our patent practitioners who have significant and longstanding experience representing patentees and petitioners in post-grant proceedings, our team includes several former administrative patent judges of the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (now the “Patent Trial and Appeal Board”), whose experience is directly applicable to the Board’s handling the post-grant proceedings. Further, our team includes practitioners with significant experience handling interference proceedings.

G&B represents a broad range of clients spanning a spectrum of technical areas, ranging from large and established multinational corporations to start-up companies seeking intellectual property guidance for the first time.  Our client base spans the globe, with major clientele around the world, including the United States, India, Europe and Japan.


About Carpmaels & Ransford LLP

Carpmaels & Ransford LLP is a leading firm of European patent attorneys. At the vanguard of intellectual property for over 200 years, our pioneering roots in London now extend to Munich and around the globe.

We have been at the forefront of biotechnology right from the start when we started prosecuting cases originating mainly from the West Coast of the US.

Our broad-based technical expertise is organised into dedicated teams with key technical and professional skills specific to both emerging and established industries. Each team represents a pool of specialist knowledge where developments in the law and technology are closely followed. We believe it’s the depth of our expertise, the range of our experience, the huge pride in what we deliver to our clients and our supportive approach to problem solving that marks us out.

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About Gill Jennings & Every LLP

Gill Jennings & Every LLP is a leading European intellectual property firm based in London. It represents the patent, trade mark and design interests of many prominent British, European and global corporations and helps guide high-growth SMEs as they seek to establish a presence in fiercely competitive markets. It understands the strategic importance of intellectual property to any business by providing clear, creative and expert advice and assists businesses in protecting, exploiting and managing IP assets to maximise their true market value.

Gill Jennings & Every is consistently recognised by the leading UK legal directories, Chambers, Legal 500 and Managing Intellectual Property as a top tier 'go-to' firm, which is a testament to the quality of advice and support it provides to its clients.