C5s 4th International Freedom to Operate Forum

Venue: Kingsway Hall Hotel

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Mar 29, 2007 End Date/Time: Mar 30, 2007
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With millions of future euros, dollars, pounds and yen at stake, and the constant threat of litigation, it is absolutely critical that patent counsel and executives for pharmaceutical, biotech and chemical companies and their advisors, have the tools and knowledge they need to make a sound and competent freedom to operate determination.

But, just how do you correctly determine if you truly have freedom to operate in a given area of research?

C5¡¦s 4 th International FTO Congress will bring together an outstanding faculty of leading in-house counsel and expert attorneys to share important information on the latest developments in your industry. You cannot afford to miss out on this C5 event ¡V proven to be the best FTO forum in the market today.

See what past FTO delegates have said about our event:

¡§Conference provided overview on FTO-related issues. To me, such an overview was unprecedented¡¨ (Franky Terras, Innogenetics - Freedom to Operate, February 2006)

¡§I got an update on all aspects concerning FTO¡¨ (Sofia Nikolopoulou, Biotage AB - Freedom to Operate, February 2006)

¡§Very useful conference! Will recommend it¡¨ (Katja Lindner, Grunenthal GmbH ¡V FTO Summer Edition 2006)

¡§Good balance in the range of issues addressed and the depth in which each was discussed¡¨ (Richie Paul, Elan Pharma Int. Ltd. ¡V FTO Summer Edition 2006)

This years amazing event will cover:

„X How to maximise the effectiveness of your FTO search, including practical tips on how to search for and identify prior art
„X Risk evaluation and claim interpretation: what you must know about construing claims
„X Essential considerations for the in-house attorney: due diligence, opinions and the maintenance and communication of your FTO analysis
„X What are the latest legal & regulatory developments and how will they affect your freedom to operate?
„X SPCs: what are the latest developments and how can they affect your FTO assessment?
„X What you should know about addressing potential blocking patents ¡V round table discussion
„X how to successfully use freedom to operate licensing to clear your developmental path
„X The role of FTO in M&A¡¦s: what you need to do to prepare?
„X Privilege and confidentiality in FTO opinions: in what circumstances will it be preserved and when will it be waived?
„X Infringements and remedies: what happens if you get your FTO assessment wrong in Europe, the US, Japan and China?