Global Biotech IP Update

Patent Eligibility Requirements in Life Sciences

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 2:00 pm CST (Chicago);

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 12:00 noon AEDT (Melbourne)
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 12:00 noon GMT (London)   

There is no charge to attend this webinar but spaces are limited, so register now!

If you missed this live event, a recording can be viewed here:

Catch up with recent developments in this rapidly-evolving field, as we review what biotech inventions are patentable in major jurisdictions. Our expert speakers from the US, Europe and Australia will discuss recent court decisions and practice changes, including the new USPTO guidelines.


Robert Dempster is a UK and European Patent Attorney at Maschio & Soames IP Limited.  He has a wide experience of patent law throughout the life sciences, especially in immunology, diagnostics, antibody technology, stem cells, medical devices, drug delivery and formulation.  He regularly represents clients in opposition and appeal proceedings at the European Patent Office, and has a particular interest in following developments in EPO case law.

David Gass is a partner and registered patent attorney at Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP.  He has served biotechnology companies, universities, and research institutions for more than 22 years, helping develop and implement IP strategies for protecting and commercializing life-improving biotechnology inventions involving diagnostics and precision medicine, therapeutics and gene therapy, plant biotechnology, and many other technologies.

Karin Innes is a senior associate and registered Australian and New Zealand Patent Attorney at FB Rice.  Her clients include universities, biotech/pharma companies and research institutions for whom she assists by obtaining patent protection, providing strategic advice, as well as defence in patent opposition matters.  She has broad experience in the areas of immunology, oncology, cell biology, diagnostics, gene therapy and genetics.

This online seminar will run at three times on Tuesday 3rd March and Wednesday 4th March 2015. The Tuesday seminar will also include a live question and answer session with our panel of experts. Please register for the date and time that works best for you. In order to ensure that you receive notifications from us correctly, please select your time zone when registering using the tab provided.



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