Events

De Clercq & Partners Annual Seminar 2015

27 November 2015

WHAT'S HOT IN THE IP FIELD
As technology boundaries blur and legislation evolves…


ONE-DAY SEMINAR

Friday November 27, 2015

Auberge du Pêcheur
Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium

 

Our yearly seminar provides an excellent opportunity to become updated on the latest developments in IP, and to exchange experiences and information with others in your field.

 


WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

• Practitioners involved in drafting, prosecuting and litigating patents,
• Representatives from technology transfer offices,
• Industry representatives involved in IP,
• Legal representatives,
• Policymakers,
• Inventors,
• Investors,
• CEOs

 

MORNING SESSION
Chaired by Liesbet Paemen
(Partner, De Clercq & Partners - BE)

08.30h: Registration and Coffee

09.00h: Welcome and introduction
Ann De Clercq, Founding Partner – De Clercq & Partners

09.05h: Nagoya Protocol and patenting of microorganisms
Bo Hammer Jensen, CEO – Hammer IPR, DK
                              Former Director and Senior Counsel – Novozymes, DK
Patrick Rudelsheim, General Partner – Perseus, BE
                              ABS-int, BE

09.55h: Latest developments in EPO Case Law
Siobhán Yeats, Director Biotechnology – European Patent Office

10.45h: Coffee break

11.15h: Second medical indication patents: scope and infringement
Sven Bostyn, Senior Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law – University of Liverpool, UK
Koen Vanhalst, European & Belgian Patent Attorney – De Clercq & Partners, BE

12.15h: Walking lunch, served in Auberge du Pêcheur

 


AFTERNOON SESSION
Chaired by Sakina Bounaga
(Partner, De Clercq & Partners - BE)

13.45h: SPC developments
Mike Snodin, CPA EPA Director – Park Grove IP, UK

14.40h: The Unified Patent Court: the only way forward?
Bruno Vandermeulen, Partner – Bird & Bird, BE
 
15.30h: Coffee break

16.00h: Licensing and enforcement in China
Aaron Hurvitz, Foreign Counsel – Kangxin Partners, P.C., CN

16.50h: Computer Implemented Inventions at the EPO
Koen Lievens, Director Patent Examination Operations, Directorate 1857, Joint Cluster Telecoms – European Patent Office

17.15h: Closing remarks

17.25h: Closing reception at the Conference Venue, Auberge du Pêcheur

 

LOCATION

Auberge du Pêcheur
Pontstraat 41
9831 Sint-Martens-Latem
Belgium
www.auberge-du-pecheur.be

Please click here for a route description.

 

REGISTRATION

To register, please click this link to open a pre-filled e-mail form, and confirm your presence.
Your registration will be confirmed by reply e-mail.

Registration fee (ex VAT):

€ 200.00 for companies and private practitioners
€ 100.00 for universities and non-profit organizations

An invoice will be issued after payment of the registration fee.

We hope to meet you there!

Best regards,

De Clercq & Partners

 

Bar points are available for the Flemish bar. Dutch bar points can be available upon individual request.
Only a limited number of attendees can be accepted: first come, first  served.