De Clercq & Partners seminar 2017

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01 December 2017


Friday December 1, 2017

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.

Chaired by Liesbet Paemen
(Partner De Clercq & Partners)

08.45h: Registration and Coffee

09.15h: Welcome and introduction
Ann De Clercq, Founding Partner –  De Clercq & Partners

09.20h: Sufficiency of disclosure, scope of protection and amendments
Sjoerd Hoekstra, Director Organic Chemistry - European Patent Office, NL

10.10h: Plausibility in life sciences patenting: what experimental evidence is required?
Sven Bostyn, Senior Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law – University of Liverpool, UK

11.00h: Coffee break

11.30h: Recent UK case law on infringement: evolution or revolution?
Mike Snodin, CPA EPA Director – Park Grove IP, UK

12.30h: Walking lunch, served in Auberge du Pêcheur


Chaired by Sakina Bounaga
De Clercq & Partners)

14.00h: Capping lawyer's fees and offering a patented process
Bruno Vandermeulen, Partner – Bird&Bird, BE

14.50h: Unitary patent package: update of the day
Pieter Callens, Partner – Eubelius, BE

15.40h: Coffee break

16.10h: Essentially biological products – where patents meet politics
Philippe De Jong, Partner – Altius, BE

17.00h: Closing remarks

17.15h: Closing reception at the Conference Venue, Auberge du Pêcheur


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


Auberge du Pêcheur
Pontstraat 41
9831 Sint-Martens-Latem

Please click here for a route description.


To register, please click here 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!

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