Venue: Munich

Location: Munich, Germany

Event Date/Time: Apr 03, 2006 End Date/Time: Apr 04, 2006
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The Next Generation of
The Latest Developments and Most Successful Strategies
for Protecting Your Innovations

Conference 3rd and 4th April 2006
Workshop 5th April 2006
Marriot Hotel Munich, Germany

Maximising protection and value of your company’s biotechnology has become more and more complex as patent law continually evolves to keep pace with the rapid developments in biotechnology innovation. In this big money, high stakes area, it is imperative for companies to have an up-to-the-minute in-depth understanding of the decisions of the European and US courts and the very latest policies and practice of the EPO and USPTO. India and China are the fastest growing sources of patent applications and it is therefore essential to gain a comprehensive understanding of the patent laws in these evolving jurisdictions too.

Every year leading biotech patent practitioners, top experts from the EPO and experienced in-house counsel converge in Munich to review the year’s legal developments and to plan ahead for what is coming.
This year, hear practical and tactical advice on the most important issues including:

•How to successfully navigate the complex field of worldwide biotech patents rights and enforcements
•The latest on the scope of current and proposed patent reform legislation in the US
•Tips on patenting methods of treatment and diagnostics, gene sequences, ESTs and antibodies
•Preparing, prosecuting and enforcing foreign originated applications in China and India
•An in-depth look at developing effective strategies for patenting stem cells
•A review of the hottest case-law, including the Synthon v Smith Kline and the Monsanto, WARF and Genentech cases and more
•The new and emerging trends in claim construction
•The key issues for Supplementary Protection Certificates
•The impact on the scope of the safe harbour/experimental use post Integra
•How to meet the written description requirements beyond Phillips

View the agenda and register online at:
For further information please contact: Sabine Scholze on telephone +44 20 7878 6883