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10 November 2015

As technology boundaries blur and legislation evolves…


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.


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


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

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



Auberge du Pêcheur
Pontstraat 41
9831 Sint-Martens-Latem

Please click here for a route description.



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.

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