The Pharma & Biotech Patent Litigation Summit, Europe 2023

LOOKING FOWARD TO SEEING YOU IN AMSTERDAM AGAIN FOR OUR 2023 ANNUAL SUMMIT

Register Your Interest for 2023
Hotel NH Collection Amsterdam Barbizon Palace
24-25 January, 2023

“After a year of remote working and networking, meet the Pharma and Biotech Patent Litigation community Face-to-Face to build stronger relationships.”

Alistair Ren-Healey, Portfolio Director

2022 HIGLIGHTS

The European Summit on Pharma and Biotech Patent Litigation took place and was a huge success, with over 150 members of the IP community joining together in 2 days of riveting discussion and interactive sessions.

The event proved to be a key opportunity for professionals working in Intellectual Property law, Patent StrategistSenior Counsel, or IP to meet, share innovations and benchmark success. We can't wait for 2023 to deliver another exciting agenda to the community.

Stay tuned for pictures of the live event.

Our 2022 Programme Delivered:

① Crucial insights on risk-avert, cost-efficient patent litigation strategies 

② Tools to differentiate how your company maximises its ROI on patent rights and IP protection.

③ Methods to successfully defend post-filing patent litigation challenges

 A unique and targeted networking and relationship building platform

 

Life Sciences Patent Advisory Board

Author:

Dr. Leslie Fischer

Principal Patent Attorney
Sandoz

Leslie Fischer is a Principal Patent Attorney at Sandoz, who focuses on global IP strategy for biosimilars. Before joining Sandoz, Leslie was a patent attorney at Novartis Pharmaceuticals, where she worked for over a decade developing global patent portfolios for biologicals. Before joining the Novartis group, Leslie was an associate at Fitzpatrick Cella (NY) (now Venable). Leslie holds a J.D. from Rutgers University and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Thomas Jefferson University. Her scientific work appears in JCB, JBC, and Osteoarthritis & Cartilage. She speaks frequently at patent-related events and is an adjunct professor at Seton Hall Law School.

Dr. Leslie Fischer

Principal Patent Attorney
Sandoz

Leslie Fischer is a Principal Patent Attorney at Sandoz, who focuses on global IP strategy for biosimilars. Before joining Sandoz, Leslie was a patent attorney at Novartis Pharmaceuticals, where she worked for over a decade developing global patent portfolios for biologicals. Before joining the Novartis group, Leslie was an associate at Fitzpatrick Cella (NY) (now Venable). Leslie holds a J.D. from Rutgers University and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Thomas Jefferson University. Her scientific work appears in JCB, JBC, and Osteoarthritis & Cartilage. She speaks frequently at patent-related events and is an adjunct professor at Seton Hall Law School.

Author:

Christof Bull

Assistant General Patent Counsel
UCB

Christof Bull

Assistant General Patent Counsel
UCB

Author:

Karine Crepin

Global Head Vaccines Patents
GSK

Karine Crepin is the Vice President, Head of Vaccines Patents at GSK. She holds a Master Degree in Bioengineering (specialising in Biochemistry) and a PhD in molecular Biology. She is also a qualified European and Belgian Patent Attorney.

Before re-joining GSK in her current role, she worked for more than 9 years at Sanofi where she built a global team of more than 40 patent attorneys worldwide responsible for all patent matters relating to Sanofi Biologics including Vaccines and platform aspects, and before that for 15 years at GSK vaccines where she started her patent career.

Karine coordinates a large variety of patent related activities, from the protection of innovation to freedom-to-operate and post-grant administrative and judicial proceedings.

Karine Crepin

Global Head Vaccines Patents
GSK

Karine Crepin is the Vice President, Head of Vaccines Patents at GSK. She holds a Master Degree in Bioengineering (specialising in Biochemistry) and a PhD in molecular Biology. She is also a qualified European and Belgian Patent Attorney.

Before re-joining GSK in her current role, she worked for more than 9 years at Sanofi where she built a global team of more than 40 patent attorneys worldwide responsible for all patent matters relating to Sanofi Biologics including Vaccines and platform aspects, and before that for 15 years at GSK vaccines where she started her patent career.

Karine coordinates a large variety of patent related activities, from the protection of innovation to freedom-to-operate and post-grant administrative and judicial proceedings.

Author:

Fredrick Fredh

European Patent Attorney
Chr. Hansen

Fredrik is a qualified European Patent Attorney and experienced international IP strategist. Having completed academic studies of innovation and entrepreneurship processes, as well as IP law and management, he has a good grasp of various intellectual property rights (IPR).

Thanks to his many years as IP professional in the Pharma and Biotech industry, Fredrik has learnt to use this IPR toolbox to pursue his professional passion; maximizing return on investment for innovation.”

Fredrick Fredh

European Patent Attorney
Chr. Hansen

Fredrik is a qualified European Patent Attorney and experienced international IP strategist. Having completed academic studies of innovation and entrepreneurship processes, as well as IP law and management, he has a good grasp of various intellectual property rights (IPR).

Thanks to his many years as IP professional in the Pharma and Biotech industry, Fredrik has learnt to use this IPR toolbox to pursue his professional passion; maximizing return on investment for innovation.”

Author:

Frank Landolt

Chief Counsel, Intellectual Property and Legal
Confo Therapeutics

Frank Landolt is Chief Counsel, Intellectual Property and Legal at Confo Therapeutics, a privately held biopharmaceutical start-up based in Ghent, Belgium specializing in GPCR-targeted therapeutics.

After studying chemistry and law at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands, Frank worked for almost ten years on pharmaceutical and biotechnological patents and licensing in private practice in the Netherlands, where his clients included major pharmaceutical companies as well as some of the top biotech firms and research institutions in the Netherlands.

Prior to joining Confo in 2018, Frank worked for fifteen years in Ablynx N.V. (now a wholly owned Sanofi company), where he was a member of the management team and headed an integrated IP and legal group of four lawyers and five patent professionals. At Ablynx, Frank was involved in negotiating Ablynx’s strategic partnerships and licensing deals with AbbVie, Boehringer-Ingelheim, MSD, Merck-Serono, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi, and Wyeth.

From 2000 to 2004, Frank was director of IP and legal counsel at Devgen N.V. (now part of Syngenta), another Ghent-based biotechnology company, where he was involved in negotiating Devgen’s strategic collaborations with Sumitomo, Monsanto, and DuPont Pioneer.

Frank is a Dutch and European patent attorney and also holds a degree in business law from the University of Antwerp. He is a member of the Dutch association of patent attorneys (where he is a tutor for the professional qualification course), EPI, and LES Benelux (where he is involved in the LES Licensing Course). He is a regular speaker on a range of topics relating to IP and licensing in the (bio)pharmaceutical sector. Frank was named as one of Managing IP’s ‘Corporate IP stars’ for four years in a row (2015-2018).

Frank Landolt

Chief Counsel, Intellectual Property and Legal
Confo Therapeutics

Frank Landolt is Chief Counsel, Intellectual Property and Legal at Confo Therapeutics, a privately held biopharmaceutical start-up based in Ghent, Belgium specializing in GPCR-targeted therapeutics.

After studying chemistry and law at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands, Frank worked for almost ten years on pharmaceutical and biotechnological patents and licensing in private practice in the Netherlands, where his clients included major pharmaceutical companies as well as some of the top biotech firms and research institutions in the Netherlands.

Prior to joining Confo in 2018, Frank worked for fifteen years in Ablynx N.V. (now a wholly owned Sanofi company), where he was a member of the management team and headed an integrated IP and legal group of four lawyers and five patent professionals. At Ablynx, Frank was involved in negotiating Ablynx’s strategic partnerships and licensing deals with AbbVie, Boehringer-Ingelheim, MSD, Merck-Serono, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi, and Wyeth.

From 2000 to 2004, Frank was director of IP and legal counsel at Devgen N.V. (now part of Syngenta), another Ghent-based biotechnology company, where he was involved in negotiating Devgen’s strategic collaborations with Sumitomo, Monsanto, and DuPont Pioneer.

Frank is a Dutch and European patent attorney and also holds a degree in business law from the University of Antwerp. He is a member of the Dutch association of patent attorneys (where he is a tutor for the professional qualification course), EPI, and LES Benelux (where he is involved in the LES Licensing Course). He is a regular speaker on a range of topics relating to IP and licensing in the (bio)pharmaceutical sector. Frank was named as one of Managing IP’s ‘Corporate IP stars’ for four years in a row (2015-2018).

Author:

Mathilde Rauline

Head of Greater Europe Patent Litigation
Sanofi

Mathilde is a European patent attorney, is qualified as a French patent attorney, and is admitted to the Paris bar.

She is head of Greater Europe patent litigation at Sanofi, after having been a patent litigator in private practice (mostly in the pharmaceutical field), and a patent attorney in the industry (Sanofi, Nestlé).

She has extensive experience in pharmaceutical and life-science patent litigation in France, at the EPO, in Europe, and in Eurasia.

Her expertise also comprises contractual matters, settlements, regulatory aspects, and the SPC regulation.

Mathilde Rauline

Head of Greater Europe Patent Litigation
Sanofi

Mathilde is a European patent attorney, is qualified as a French patent attorney, and is admitted to the Paris bar.

She is head of Greater Europe patent litigation at Sanofi, after having been a patent litigator in private practice (mostly in the pharmaceutical field), and a patent attorney in the industry (Sanofi, Nestlé).

She has extensive experience in pharmaceutical and life-science patent litigation in France, at the EPO, in Europe, and in Eurasia.

Her expertise also comprises contractual matters, settlements, regulatory aspects, and the SPC regulation.

Author:

Lorenz Kallenbach

Senior Corporate Patent Counsel
Merck

Lorenz Kallenbach is a senior corporate patent counsel in the healthcare division of Merck KGaA. He is responsible for defining and executing the IP strategy for innovator projects. Including the assessment of the IP landscape, coordination of worldwide patent litigation, and portfolio development.

Before joining Merck, Lorenz worked in private practice. He is qualified as a German and European patent attorney.

Lorenz studied biochemistry and received a Ph.D. in the field of epigenetics.

Lorenz Kallenbach

Senior Corporate Patent Counsel
Merck

Lorenz Kallenbach is a senior corporate patent counsel in the healthcare division of Merck KGaA. He is responsible for defining and executing the IP strategy for innovator projects. Including the assessment of the IP landscape, coordination of worldwide patent litigation, and portfolio development.

Before joining Merck, Lorenz worked in private practice. He is qualified as a German and European patent attorney.

Lorenz studied biochemistry and received a Ph.D. in the field of epigenetics.

Author:

Stephan Kutik

IP Lead for Nephrology and Orphan Drugs
Vifor Pharma

Stephan Kutik

IP Lead for Nephrology and Orphan Drugs
Vifor Pharma

Author:

Ewan Nettleton

Principal IP Counsel, Oncology Litigation
Novartis Pharma AG

Ewan Nettleton

Principal IP Counsel, Oncology Litigation
Novartis Pharma AG

Author:

Mike Cottler

Global Head of Litigation
Alvotech

Mike Cottler

Global Head of Litigation
Alvotech

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2022 Speakers

 

Dominic Adair

Partner
Bristows

Dominic Adair

Partner
Bristows

Dominic Adair

Partner
Bristows
 

Rainer Becker

Head of Unit in Antitrust for Pharma and Health Services, DG Competition
European Commission

Rainer Becker

Head of Unit in Antitrust for Pharma and Health Services, DG Competition
European Commission

Rainer Becker

Head of Unit in Antitrust for Pharma and Health Services, DG Competition
European Commission
 

Dr Martijn de Lange

Patent Examiner
Netherlands Patent Office

Dr Martijn de Lange

Patent Examiner
Netherlands Patent Office

Dr Martijn de Lange

Patent Examiner
Netherlands Patent Office
 

Sven Bostyn

Associate Professor of Biomedical Innovation Law
University of Copenhagen

Sven Bostyn

Associate Professor of Biomedical Innovation Law
University of Copenhagen

Sven Bostyn

Associate Professor of Biomedical Innovation Law
University of Copenhagen
 

Sara Burghart

Lead IP Litigation Counsel - Global Litigation & Launch
Sandoz

Sara Burghart

Lead IP Litigation Counsel - Global Litigation & Launch
Sandoz

Sara Burghart

Lead IP Litigation Counsel - Global Litigation & Launch
Sandoz
 

Robert Cerwinski

Managing Partner
Gemini Law

Rob Cerwinski, managing partner, is a seasoned patent litigator and IP strategist with 20+ years of experience at premier U.S. law firms helping international clients launch biopharma products into the highly-competitive U.S. market. Mr. Cerwinski specializes in helping companies devise cost-effective strategies to navigate the complex and intertwined legal, regulatory and financial hurdles that can delay or prevent product launch. His successes in pre-litigation strategy and in the courtroom have driven the launch of 20+ biopharma products in the U.S. and Europe. Mr.

Robert Cerwinski

Managing Partner
Gemini Law

Robert Cerwinski

Managing Partner
Gemini Law

Rob Cerwinski, managing partner, is a seasoned patent litigator and IP strategist with 20+ years of experience at premier U.S. law firms helping international clients launch biopharma products into the highly-competitive U.S. market. Mr. Cerwinski specializes in helping companies devise cost-effective strategies to navigate the complex and intertwined legal, regulatory and financial hurdles that can delay or prevent product launch. His successes in pre-litigation strategy and in the courtroom have driven the launch of 20+ biopharma products in the U.S. and Europe. Mr. Cerwinski holds a Master of Science Degree in molecular biology and has a deep understanding of the science, business and regulation of biopharma product development, manufacture and marketing. Mr. Cerwinski co-founded the industry-leading biosimilars practice at Goodwin Procter LLP and is a recognized global authority on biosimilars. He is Senior Editor of the leading legal treatise in the field, Guide to Biosimilars Litigation and Regulation in the U.S. (published by Thomson-Reuters) and founded Goodwin’s award-winning biosimilars blog, Big Molecule Watch and its companion blog, Big Molecule Watch China. Mr. Cerwinski was named an IAM Global Leader in Intellectual Property Law in 2021 and is ranked in the Gold Tier of the IAM Patent 1000. 

 

Brian Coggio

Attorney
Fish & Richardson

Brian Coggio

Attorney
Fish & Richardson

Brian Coggio

Attorney
Fish & Richardson
 

Katie Coltart

Partner
Kirkland & Ellis

Katie Coltart

Partner
Kirkland & Ellis

Katie Coltart

Partner
Kirkland & Ellis
 

Kristin Cooklin

Head of Intellectual Property
Zentiva

Kristin Cooklin

Head of Intellectual Property
Zentiva

Kristin Cooklin

Head of Intellectual Property
Zentiva
 

Mike Cottler

Global Head of Litigation
Alvotech

Mike Cottler

Global Head of Litigation
Alvotech

Mike Cottler

Global Head of Litigation
Alvotech
 

Ricardo Dijkstra

Partner
Vondst

Ricardo Dijkstra

Partner
Vondst

Ricardo Dijkstra

Partner
Vondst
 

Robin Ellis

Partner
Reddie&Grose

Robin Ellis

Partner
Reddie&Grose

Robin Ellis

Partner
Reddie&Grose
 

Jules Fabre

Legal Director, Intellectual Property
Pinsent Masons

Jules Fabre

Legal Director, Intellectual Property
Pinsent Masons

Jules Fabre

Legal Director, Intellectual Property
Pinsent Masons
 

Fredrick Fredh

European Patent Attorney
Chr. Hansen

Fredrik is a qualified European Patent Attorney and experienced international IP strategist. Having completed academic studies of innovation and entrepreneurship processes, as well as IP law and management, he has a good grasp of various intellectual property rights (IPR).

Thanks to his many years as IP professional in the Pharma and Biotech industry, Fredrik has learnt to use this IPR toolbox to pursue his professional passion; maximizing return on investment for innovation.”

Fredrick Fredh

European Patent Attorney
Chr. Hansen

Fredrick Fredh

European Patent Attorney
Chr. Hansen

Fredrik is a qualified European Patent Attorney and experienced international IP strategist. Having completed academic studies of innovation and entrepreneurship processes, as well as IP law and management, he has a good grasp of various intellectual property rights (IPR).

Thanks to his many years as IP professional in the Pharma and Biotech industry, Fredrik has learnt to use this IPR toolbox to pursue his professional passion; maximizing return on investment for innovation.”

 

Katherine A. Helm

Partner
Dechert (USA)

Katherine A. Helm

Partner
Dechert (USA)

Katherine A. Helm

Partner
Dechert (USA)
 

Matt Hervey

Head of Artificial Intelligence Law
Gowling WLG

Matt Hervey

Head of Artificial Intelligence Law
Gowling WLG

Matt Hervey

Head of Artificial Intelligence Law
Gowling WLG
 

Sir Robin Jacob

Former Lord
Justice of Appeal

Sir Robin Jacob

Former Lord
Justice of Appeal

Sir Robin Jacob

Former Lord
Justice of Appeal
 

Rieke Kaup

DG Competition
European Commission

Rieke Kaup

DG Competition
European Commission

Rieke Kaup

DG Competition
European Commission
 

Stephan Kutik

IP Lead for Nephrology and Orphan Drugs
Vifor Pharma

Stephan Kutik

IP Lead for Nephrology and Orphan Drugs
Vifor Pharma

Stephan Kutik

IP Lead for Nephrology and Orphan Drugs
Vifor Pharma
 

Frank Landolt

Chief Counsel, Intellectual Property and Legal
Confo Therapeutics

Frank Landolt is Chief Counsel, Intellectual Property and Legal at Confo Therapeutics, a privately held biopharmaceutical start-up based in Ghent, Belgium specializing in GPCR-targeted therapeutics.

After studying chemistry and law at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands, Frank worked for almost ten years on pharmaceutical and biotechnological patents and licensing in private practice in the Netherlands, where his clients included major pharmaceutical companies as well as some of the top biotech firms and research institutions in the Netherlands.

Frank Landolt

Chief Counsel, Intellectual Property and Legal
Confo Therapeutics

Frank Landolt

Chief Counsel, Intellectual Property and Legal
Confo Therapeutics

Frank Landolt is Chief Counsel, Intellectual Property and Legal at Confo Therapeutics, a privately held biopharmaceutical start-up based in Ghent, Belgium specializing in GPCR-targeted therapeutics.

After studying chemistry and law at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands, Frank worked for almost ten years on pharmaceutical and biotechnological patents and licensing in private practice in the Netherlands, where his clients included major pharmaceutical companies as well as some of the top biotech firms and research institutions in the Netherlands.

Prior to joining Confo in 2018, Frank worked for fifteen years in Ablynx N.V. (now a wholly owned Sanofi company), where he was a member of the management team and headed an integrated IP and legal group of four lawyers and five patent professionals. At Ablynx, Frank was involved in negotiating Ablynx’s strategic partnerships and licensing deals with AbbVie, Boehringer-Ingelheim, MSD, Merck-Serono, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi, and Wyeth.

From 2000 to 2004, Frank was director of IP and legal counsel at Devgen N.V. (now part of Syngenta), another Ghent-based biotechnology company, where he was involved in negotiating Devgen’s strategic collaborations with Sumitomo, Monsanto, and DuPont Pioneer.

Frank is a Dutch and European patent attorney and also holds a degree in business law from the University of Antwerp. He is a member of the Dutch association of patent attorneys (where he is a tutor for the professional qualification course), EPI, and LES Benelux (where he is involved in the LES Licensing Course). He is a regular speaker on a range of topics relating to IP and licensing in the (bio)pharmaceutical sector. Frank was named as one of Managing IP’s ‘Corporate IP stars’ for four years in a row (2015-2018).

 

Daan De Lange

Partner
Brinkhof

Daan De Lange

Partner
Brinkhof

Daan De Lange

Partner
Brinkhof
 

Alexander de Leeuw

Advocat
Brinkhof (NED)

Alexander de Leeuw is an experienced lawyer specialising in national and international patent litigation. 

He frequently litigates before the Dutch courts as well as the European Patent Office. Some examples of cases that Alexander worked on concern CRISPR-Cas9 (Broad/MIT/Harvard), pemetrexed (Sandoz), lithography machines (Carl Zeiss), and surgical laser systems (Alcon). 

He also regularly deals with and teaches about the protection of trade secrets, and has been involved in high-profile international trade secret litigation.

Alexander de Leeuw

Advocat
Brinkhof (NED)

Alexander de Leeuw

Advocat
Brinkhof (NED)

Alexander de Leeuw is an experienced lawyer specialising in national and international patent litigation. 

He frequently litigates before the Dutch courts as well as the European Patent Office. Some examples of cases that Alexander worked on concern CRISPR-Cas9 (Broad/MIT/Harvard), pemetrexed (Sandoz), lithography machines (Carl Zeiss), and surgical laser systems (Alcon). 

He also regularly deals with and teaches about the protection of trade secrets, and has been involved in high-profile international trade secret litigation.

 

Tessa M. Malmund-Cohen

Director, Patents, Global Intellectual Property
Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Tessa M. Malmund-Cohen

Director, Patents, Global Intellectual Property
Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Tessa M. Malmund-Cohen

Director, Patents, Global Intellectual Property
Ferring Pharmaceuticals
 

Ewan Nettleton

Principal IP Counsel, Oncology Litigation
Novartis Pharma AG

Ewan Nettleton

Principal IP Counsel, Oncology Litigation
Novartis Pharma AG

Ewan Nettleton

Principal IP Counsel, Oncology Litigation
Novartis Pharma AG
 

Arvid van Oorschot

Partner
Vondst

Arvid van Oorschot

Partner
Vondst

Arvid van Oorschot

Partner
Vondst
 

Jason Rice

Patent Attorey
GSK

Jason Rice

Patent Attorey
GSK

Jason Rice

Patent Attorey
GSK
 

Roberto Romandini

Legal Member of the Board of Appeal
EPO

Roberto Romandini obtained his law degree from the University of Pisa and his LL.M. degree from the University of Munich, where he specialized in patent law. He completed his Ph.D. thesis on the patentability of human stem cells at the Max Planck Institute in Munich before practicing IP law at a leading IP law firm in Milan for 5 years. From 2013 he was a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich.  Since 2019 he has been a legal member at the Boards of Appeal at the EPO. 

Roberto Romandini

Legal Member of the Board of Appeal
EPO

Roberto Romandini

Legal Member of the Board of Appeal
EPO

Roberto Romandini obtained his law degree from the University of Pisa and his LL.M. degree from the University of Munich, where he specialized in patent law. He completed his Ph.D. thesis on the patentability of human stem cells at the Max Planck Institute in Munich before practicing IP law at a leading IP law firm in Milan for 5 years. From 2013 he was a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich.  Since 2019 he has been a legal member at the Boards of Appeal at the EPO. 

 

Adrian Spillmann

Director of Intellectual Property
Valneva

Adrian Spillmann is Director of Corporate Intellectual Property for the Valneva group (a European biotech company focusing on vaccines) in Vienna, Austria, and specializes in patent and trademark prosecution, patent and trademark enforcement, patent drafting, patent portfolio management, in house patent counseling, patent monetization and intellectual property transactions in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals and other life science projects.

Adrian Spillmann

Director of Intellectual Property
Valneva

Adrian Spillmann

Director of Intellectual Property
Valneva

Adrian Spillmann is Director of Corporate Intellectual Property for the Valneva group (a European biotech company focusing on vaccines) in Vienna, Austria, and specializes in patent and trademark prosecution, patent and trademark enforcement, patent drafting, patent portfolio management, in house patent counseling, patent monetization and intellectual property transactions in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals and other life science projects.

His areas of expertise include protection of prophylactics, therapeutics, and diagnostics for infectious diseases, immunological disorders, cancerous diseases, neurodegenerative disorders and metabolic disorders, vaccine technologies, antibody technologies, production of biological and chemical compounds, new medical uses, and formulations of known compounds.

After earning his Ph.D. at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, Adrian was a Consultant at Deloitte, followed by a 7-year stay in various positions in the patent department at Novartis. Furthermore, Adrian was Senior Patent Attorney at Ablynx, an antibody company in Belgium, for three years.

Adrian is a European and Swiss-registered patent attorney and received his LLM from the University of Law in London.

 

Corinna Sundermann

Senior Vice President Intellectual Property
bei Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH

Corinna Sundermann has been heading the IP department of the Pharma Division at Fresenius Kabi. She joined Fresenius Kabi in 2008 as a Manager and built the IP department from 1 to 30 FTE since then. She has been the Senior Vice President since 2012. Her focus is on generics, branded products, clinical nutrition and medical devices. Before joining Fresenius Kabi, she worked 10 years for an originator company, 5 years as a Head of Combinatorial Chemistry, 5 years in the IP department and has been a European Patent Attorney since 2006. She holds a Dr. rer. nat.

Corinna Sundermann

Senior Vice President Intellectual Property
bei Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH

Corinna Sundermann

Senior Vice President Intellectual Property
bei Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH

Corinna Sundermann has been heading the IP department of the Pharma Division at Fresenius Kabi. She joined Fresenius Kabi in 2008 as a Manager and built the IP department from 1 to 30 FTE since then. She has been the Senior Vice President since 2012. Her focus is on generics, branded products, clinical nutrition and medical devices. Before joining Fresenius Kabi, she worked 10 years for an originator company, 5 years as a Head of Combinatorial Chemistry, 5 years in the IP department and has been a European Patent Attorney since 2006. She holds a Dr. rer. nat. from the University of Jena and a diploma in chemistry from the University of Frankfurt.

 

Craig Svoboda

Global Head of IP
Albotech

Craig Svoboda

Global Head of IP
Albotech

Craig Svoboda

Global Head of IP
Albotech
 

Otto Swens

Partner
Vondst

Otto Swens

Partner
Vondst

Otto Swens

Partner
Vondst
 

Cecile Teles

Head Patent Attorney
Zentiva

Cecile is Head Patent Attorney at Zentiva. She has over a decade of experience in the pharmaceutical industry.

Cecile is uniquely experienced and knowledgeable in the pharma space as she has experience in-house at an elite innovator company (Sanofi), biologics (Merck Serono), and extensive generic experience she gained as Zentiva.

Cecile is an enthusiastic manager of her team and was a key member of the IP team in leading the transformation of Zentiva into an independent and competitive generic company after divestment from Sanofi.

Cecile Teles

Head Patent Attorney
Zentiva

Cecile Teles

Head Patent Attorney
Zentiva

Cecile is Head Patent Attorney at Zentiva. She has over a decade of experience in the pharmaceutical industry.

Cecile is uniquely experienced and knowledgeable in the pharma space as she has experience in-house at an elite innovator company (Sanofi), biologics (Merck Serono), and extensive generic experience she gained as Zentiva.

Cecile is an enthusiastic manager of her team and was a key member of the IP team in leading the transformation of Zentiva into an independent and competitive generic company after divestment from Sanofi.

Cecile is a qualified European Patent Attorney. She also holds a certificate from CEIPI in patent litigation and most recently completed her diploma as a Master of Laws in France.

 

Dean Thomas

Global Head of IP and Associate General Cousel
Ichnos Sciences

An experienced life sciences IP lawyer with more than 20 years of experience in house and private practice, throughout Europe. 

Dean Thomas

Global Head of IP and Associate General Cousel
Ichnos Sciences

Dean Thomas

Global Head of IP and Associate General Cousel
Ichnos Sciences

An experienced life sciences IP lawyer with more than 20 years of experience in house and private practice, throughout Europe. 

 

Nitika Gupta Fiorella

Principal
Fish & Richardson

Nitika Gupta Fiorella

Principal
Fish & Richardson

Nitika Gupta Fiorella

Principal
Fish & Richardson
 

Frantzeska Papadopoulou

Head of the Intellectual Property Rights Group
Stockholm University

Frantzeska Papadopoulou

Head of the Intellectual Property Rights Group
Stockholm University

Frantzeska Papadopoulou

Head of the Intellectual Property Rights Group
Stockholm University
 

Gregory Bacon

Partner
Bristows

Gregory Bacon

Partner
Bristows

Gregory Bacon

Partner
Bristows
 

Mark van Gardingen

Partner
Brinkhof

Mark van Gardingen

Partner
Brinkhof

Mark van Gardingen

Partner
Brinkhof
 

Andras Kupecz

Partner
Pinsent Masons (NED)

Andras Kupecz

Partner
Pinsent Masons (NED)

Andras Kupecz

Partner
Pinsent Masons (NED)
 

Dr. Inga-Marlene

Pietsch Principle Associate
Gowling WLG

Dr. Inga-Marlene

Pietsch Principle Associate
Gowling WLG

Dr. Inga-Marlene

Pietsch Principle Associate
Gowling WLG
 

Tjibbe Douma

Partner
Bird & Bird (NED)

Tjibbe Douma

Partner
Bird & Bird (NED)

Tjibbe Douma

Partner
Bird & Bird (NED)
 

Stephan Neuhaus

Partner
Allen & Overy (DEU)

Stephan Neuhaus

Partner
Allen & Overy (DEU)

Stephan Neuhaus

Partner
Allen & Overy (DEU)

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