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FTO in Practice

Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals

2017-12-05 2017-12-05 Amsterdam Marriott Hotel Stadhouderskade 12 1054 Amsterdam amsterdam@marriott.com +31 20 6075555 +31 20 60075511

FTO in Practice: Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals

Many life sciences and pharmaceutical companies (especially generics companies) are forced to operate in a patent jungle which is set to become denser in the years to come.

Topics

  • Essentials of FTO: What It Is, When to Do It and How Much It Costs
  • How to conduct a FTO Search: Strategies, Scope and Databases
  • How to draft a FTO Opinion: Structure, Scope and Liability
  • Offensive and Defensive Approaches: Design around, Licensing in/Cross-Licensing and Other Remedies
  • FTO from the Perspective of a Life Sciences Company

Aims and objectives

Many life sciences and pharmaceutical companies (especially generics companies) are forced to operate in a patent jungle which is set to become denser in the years to come. In order to be successful on the market, your company or your client needs freedom to operate. Only FTO can ensure that substantial R&D investments are worth the money as the commercial exploitation of their results is not hindered by patent thickets. However, if FTO is poorly executed, your company or your client risk to get deep in the mire of patent litigation. Only if FTO is properly conducted, you will be able to see the need for designing around or licensing in respectively cross-licensing. Attend our course and be prepared for the FTO challenges of any product introduction or improvement. Discuss with our experienced speakers best practices for FTO searches and FTO opinions especially for the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries.

Who should attend?

  • R&D Heads/Managers
  • IP/Patent Heads/Counsels
  • Patent Attorneys in Private Practice
  • Business Development Professionals
active in or for the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries

Speakers

Dieter Kuhn
Senior Patent Attorney, DSM Nutritional Products Ltd, Kaiseraugst (Switzerland)

Dr. Ralph Nack
Attorney-at-law, Partner, Noerr LLP, Munich (Germany)


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