The Pharma & Biotech Patent Litigation Summit, Europe 2023

Be Part of Europe’s Leading Pharmaceutical and Biotech Legal Community to Define, Shape and Create Successful Patent Strategies and Mitigate Risks

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Anantara Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky Amsterdam Dam 9, 1012 JS Amsterdam, Netherlands
24-25 January, 2023

“With an ever-changing IP landscape and the imminent arrival of the UPC, now is the time to join the Pharma and Biotech Patent Litigation summit.”

Fred Grumitt, Event Director

Why Attend

The European Summit on Pharma and Biotech Patent Litigation will be back in January 2023 for 3 days of practical discussion around the leading industry topics. Our internationally recognised summit will provide you with the necessary practical tools to both defend patent litigation challenges for your pharma and biotech product, whilst also maximising your litigation strategy to allow for successful IP protection.   

At this event, you will network with leading figures in the industry and gain unique insights on the latest regulatory changes and case-law updates. This makes it a must-attend event for anyone working within the life sciences IP industry. 

Highlights Include

  • The impact of the SPC Referral Cases and the uptake of the Manufacturing Waiver with Heidi Adler (Orion Corporation), James Horgan (MSD) and Robin Ellis (Reddie & Grose).
  • Transatlantic understanding of Biologics Patent Litigation with topics such as: biosimilar launches, section 112 and sufficiency of disclosure with Julia Pike (Sandoz), Mike Cottler (Alvotech) and Robert Cerwinski (Gemini Law). 
  • Examine recent case law in Europe on preliminary injunctions and assess how the decisions affect your litigation strategy with Jenny Davies (Gowling WLG), Peter Meier-Beck (UPC Advisory Committee), Sara Burghart (Sandoz), and Gerben Hartman (CJEU).

Your Dedicated UPC Sessions

  • Action-packed pre-event workshop day, including UPC Mock Trial with our chair, Peter Meier-Beck (UPC Advisory Committee).
  • Patent Litigation Strategies at the UPC covering Pharma and Biotech approaches to the court, technical changes, and operational challenges with Fiona Bor (Mereo BiopPharma), Michael Frohlich (EPO), Luca Pellicciari (Trevisan & Cuonzo), and Kristin Cooklin (Zentiva).
  • UPC Regulatory Update: Advisory Committee and Board of Appeal, with an exploration of the best venues for litigation at the UPC, procedure for the selection of the judges, and insights on all the latest developments regarding UPC procedure with Willem Hoyng (UPC Advisory Committee Chairman), and Peter Blok, (Judge, UPC Court of Appeals).
  • UPC Judicial Panel Session with UPC Judges András Kupecz, Paolo Gerli, and Margot Kokke.

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:

Fredrik 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.”

Fredrik 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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Takanori Abe

Managing Partner
ABE & PARTNERS

Mr. ABE is an Attorney-at-Law, admitted in both Japan and New York. He is currently a Guest Professor of Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine and formerly a lecturer of The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine.  He is an arbitrator in Japan and sit on various positions in Japanese medical/pharmaceutical societies.

Takanori Abe

Managing Partner
ABE & PARTNERS

Takanori Abe

Managing Partner
ABE & PARTNERS

Mr. ABE is an Attorney-at-Law, admitted in both Japan and New York. He is currently a Guest Professor of Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine and formerly a lecturer of The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine.  He is an arbitrator in Japan and sit on various positions in Japanese medical/pharmaceutical societies.

Mr. ABE works in wide areas of international and corporate matters with a focus on intellectual property law and international commerce. The patent litigations that he has participated covers the fields of pharmaceuticals, chemistry, electronics and machinery, which involve advanced technology such as biotechnology, semiconductors, etc., and which are cross-border matters. He has extensive experience on representing and advising multinational and domestic clients in pharmaceutical industry and is currently involved in the drastic battle between brands and also the one between brands and generics. He also has experience in trademark, copyright and unfair competition litigation.

For Mr. ABE’s detail information and activities, please visit www.abe-law.com or email to: [email protected]

 

Heidi Adler

Director Intellectual Property Rights
Orion Corporation

Heidi Adler

Director Intellectual Property Rights
Orion Corporation

Heidi Adler

Director Intellectual Property Rights
Orion Corporation
 

Sean Alexander

Head of IP Strategy
Chr. Hansen

Sean Alexander is a qualified European Patent Attorney as well as a Canadian and U.S. Patent Agent. He has worked in the IP field for many years and is currently the Head of IP Strategy (H&N) for Chr. Hansen in Denmark. Prior to joining Chr. Hansen, Sean headed the IP team at Elanco Inc. based in the Netherlands and was a Partner with Gowling WLG in Canada. Sean has been recognized as one of the world's leading IP strategists by IAM Magazine and is regularly praised for his pragmatic and commercially aware approach to IP.

Sean Alexander

Head of IP Strategy
Chr. Hansen

Sean Alexander

Head of IP Strategy
Chr. Hansen

Sean Alexander is a qualified European Patent Attorney as well as a Canadian and U.S. Patent Agent. He has worked in the IP field for many years and is currently the Head of IP Strategy (H&N) for Chr. Hansen in Denmark. Prior to joining Chr. Hansen, Sean headed the IP team at Elanco Inc. based in the Netherlands and was a Partner with Gowling WLG in Canada. Sean has been recognized as one of the world's leading IP strategists by IAM Magazine and is regularly praised for his pragmatic and commercially aware approach to IP.

 

Fiona Bor

Head of IP
Mereo BioPharma

Fiona Bor

Head of IP
Mereo BioPharma

Fiona Bor

Head of IP
Mereo BioPharma
 

Agathe Michel-De Cazotte

Partner
Carmpaels & Ransford

Agathe is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution practice group. She represents clients in major cross-border patent litigations and in innovation-heavy transactions. She has successfully litigated in France, the UK, and Germany, and has represented clients in EPO oppositions for over ten years. As a result, Agathe understands the practicalities of a successful litigation strategy when it involves multiple countries and has coordinated parallel cases in more than 25 countries.

Agathe Michel-De Cazotte

Partner
Carmpaels & Ransford

Agathe Michel-De Cazotte

Partner
Carmpaels & Ransford

Agathe is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution practice group. She represents clients in major cross-border patent litigations and in innovation-heavy transactions. She has successfully litigated in France, the UK, and Germany, and has represented clients in EPO oppositions for over ten years. As a result, Agathe understands the practicalities of a successful litigation strategy when it involves multiple countries and has coordinated parallel cases in more than 25 countries.

With her very rich and diverse experience in European courts, Agathe has a particular interest in the UPC and has been advising clients on unitary patent related questions for several years. She also advises, notably tech clients, on the best way to implement the most appropriate IP strategy.

Her practice has a strong focus on pharma, chemistry, telecom, and high-tech matters where she makes the most of her physics degrees. She has extensive experience defending telecom innovators in SEP (including FRAND issues) and NEP litigation, as well as pharma clients in blockbuster formulation, method of treatment and second medical use patents against launches of biosimilars and generic products.

She has defended major multinational companies as well as highly innovative SMEs including crafting the litigation strategy, drafting submissions and doing the oral advocacy in patent infringement suits, and in opposition and revocation proceedings before the various infringement courts in Germany (including Mannheim, Düsseldorf, Munich and Karlsruhe), the German Federal Patent Court, the German Federal Court of Justice (all instances), the French Civil Courts, the UK High Court and the IPEC, the European Patent Office and both the French and German Patent and Trademark Offices.

Agathe advises global companies on critical agreements involving their technology and develops creative strategies to protect their innovations across Europe. Her time spent in-house with major blue-chip companies has given her a sound understanding of the technological and business drivers behind agreements and litigation related decisions.

Working on a continuous basis with the pharma and energy sectors, she knows the importance of the interactions with the regulator and the impact they can have on litigation/commercial negotiation timing. She particularly enjoys working in a fast-paced multi-cultural environment. Agathe also teaches Innovation Management to business students at City, University of London, which allows her to think about IP from a different perspective and remain as creative as possible.

 

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. 

 

Mike Cottler

Global Head of Litigation
Alvotech

Mike Cottler

Global Head of Litigation
Alvotech

Mike Cottler

Global Head of Litigation
Alvotech
 

Jenny Davies

Partner
Gowling

Jenny Davies

Partner
Gowling

Jenny Davies

Partner
Gowling
 

Robin Ellis

Partner
Reddie&Grose

Robin Ellis

Partner
Reddie&Grose

Robin Ellis

Partner
Reddie&Grose
 

Christopher Freeth

Principal Associate
Gowling WLG

Christopher Freeth

Principal Associate
Gowling WLG

Christopher Freeth

Principal Associate
Gowling WLG
 

Paolo Gerli

Biotech Technical Judge
UPC

With a degree in Pharmaceutical Technology, Paolo joined the IP field in 1987, as patent examiner at the European Patent Office in The Hague. Since 1997 to present, he works in Milan as qualified EP patent attorney in the Italian private practice, defending the patent portfolio of important chemical/pharmaceutical companies and research institutions. He gathered considerable experience in patent litigation, EPO oppositions/appeal proceedings and working for over 10 years as registered technical expert for the Italian Court of Milan.

Paolo Gerli

Biotech Technical Judge
UPC

Paolo Gerli

Biotech Technical Judge
UPC

With a degree in Pharmaceutical Technology, Paolo joined the IP field in 1987, as patent examiner at the European Patent Office in The Hague. Since 1997 to present, he works in Milan as qualified EP patent attorney in the Italian private practice, defending the patent portfolio of important chemical/pharmaceutical companies and research institutions. He gathered considerable experience in patent litigation, EPO oppositions/appeal proceedings and working for over 10 years as registered technical expert for the Italian Court of Milan. Holder of the European Patent Litigation Certificate, qualifying for representation before the UPC. Recently nominated as Technical Judge at the UPC. 

 

Michael Frohlich

Director European and International Legal Affairs
EPO

Michael Frohlich

Director European and International Legal Affairs
EPO

Michael Frohlich

Director European and International Legal Affairs
EPO
 

Gerben Hartman

Lawyer
CJEU

Gerben Hartman is a lawyer in the Research and Documentation directorate of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) since 2021, where he carries out preliminary analyses of references for a preliminary ruling and other case-related research. His work mainly focuses on all areas of Intellectual Property law. Previously (2010-2016), he worked as a lawyer at a top-tier law firm in the Netherlands.

Gerben Hartman

Lawyer
CJEU

Gerben Hartman

Lawyer
CJEU

Gerben Hartman is a lawyer in the Research and Documentation directorate of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) since 2021, where he carries out preliminary analyses of references for a preliminary ruling and other case-related research. His work mainly focuses on all areas of Intellectual Property law. Previously (2010-2016), he worked as a lawyer at a top-tier law firm in the Netherlands. He completed his law studies at the university of Nijmegen (2009) and Stanford Law School (2017), followed by a four-year EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship at Queen Mary University of London, with secondments in the Legal Service of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and in the cabinet of Judge Niilo Jääskinen at the CJEU.

 

Katherine Helm

Partner
Dechert

Katherine Helm

Partner
Dechert

Katherine Helm

Partner
Dechert
 

James Horgan

Assistant Managing Counsel
MSD

James Horgan

Assistant Managing Counsel
MSD

James Horgan

Assistant Managing Counsel
MSD
 

Willem Hoyng

Chairman
UPC Advisory Committee

Professor Dr. Willem Albert Hoyng, LLM (Leiden University, King‘s College, PhD (Tilburg University).

 

Professor Hoyng is a partner at HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER

 

Professor Hoyng’s practice primarily consists of litigating in the field of intellectual property law. Professor Hoyng is member of a select group of lawyers admitted to appear before the Dutch Supreme Court.

 

Willem Hoyng

Chairman
UPC Advisory Committee

Willem Hoyng

Chairman
UPC Advisory Committee

Professor Dr. Willem Albert Hoyng, LLM (Leiden University, King‘s College, PhD (Tilburg University).

 

Professor Hoyng is a partner at HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER

 

Professor Hoyng’s practice primarily consists of litigating in the field of intellectual property law. Professor Hoyng is member of a select group of lawyers admitted to appear before the Dutch Supreme Court.

 

Professor Hoyng is also known for advising on and coordinating pan-European patent strategies. He is the adviser of many innovative Dutch and foreign multinationals, including pharmaceutical and biotechnological companies.

 

He Chairs the Advisory Board of the UPC (Unified Patent Court), participated in drafting the Rules of Proceedings for the UPC and advises the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs on UPC matters.

 

Professor Hoyng teaches Intellectual Property Law at the University of Tilburg since 1988.

 

Martina Tyreus Hufnal

Principal
Fish & Richardson

Martina is a principal in Fish & Richardson’s Delaware office. Her practice focuses on intellectual property litigation and covers a wide range of technologies. Martina has extensive experience in the pharmaceutical field, including Hatch-Waxman litigation, as well as chemical and software cases. Martina’s experience covers all aspects of pre-litigation diligence and litigation, including case assessment, electronic document collection and production, managing teams handling fact and expert discovery, settlement strategy, and trial work.

Martina Tyreus Hufnal

Principal
Fish & Richardson

Martina Tyreus Hufnal

Principal
Fish & Richardson

Martina is a principal in Fish & Richardson’s Delaware office. Her practice focuses on intellectual property litigation and covers a wide range of technologies. Martina has extensive experience in the pharmaceutical field, including Hatch-Waxman litigation, as well as chemical and software cases. Martina’s experience covers all aspects of pre-litigation diligence and litigation, including case assessment, electronic document collection and production, managing teams handling fact and expert discovery, settlement strategy, and trial work. She offers a diverse perspective to clients on litigation impact on business as well as implications of post-grant proceedings. Clients describe her as “outstanding lead counsel” who is “known for her prowess in post-grant proceedings and great in Hatch-Waxman actions.”

 

Paul Inman

Partner
Gowling

With 20 years' experience of litigating intellectual property disputes both within the UK and internationally, Paul Inman works with companies ranging from small start-ups to major multi-national corporations. He specialises in the life sciences sector, which has included acting on high-profile pharmaceutical patent infringement and revocation actions in the UK Patents Court.

Paul Inman

Partner
Gowling

Paul Inman

Partner
Gowling

With 20 years' experience of litigating intellectual property disputes both within the UK and internationally, Paul Inman works with companies ranging from small start-ups to major multi-national corporations. He specialises in the life sciences sector, which has included acting on high-profile pharmaceutical patent infringement and revocation actions in the UK Patents Court.

As a global industry, life science businesses expect commercial advice from lawyers with an international outlook. Paul's specialist experience and skill set make him perfectly placed to provide this expertise and client care.

His role has extended to litigating across industries as diverse as fashion, oil drilling and consumer products both here, and overseas.

Whether "success" is measured by getting the right court order at the end of the dispute, or evaluating and reaching the right commercial settlement between the parties beforehand, a thorough and balanced assessment on each case is critical. The ultimate aim for Paul is to provide his clients with well-rounded advice and guidance to ensure the best possible outcome.

His interest and expertise in the life sciences sector has also seen him advising on regulatory work concerning European pharmaceutical bodies.

Paul's role gives him the unique opportunity to act for a wide range of patent and design proprietors, which he relishes.

Paul's first degree is in molecular biology and biochemistry, which means he can take on highly complex pharmaceutical or biotechnology inventions, as easily as less technical (but equally important) mechanical patents and designs.

Successfully guiding clients through the maze of litigation is where Paul's strength lies, having now been involved over 20 years of litigation in cases leading to more than 40 reported judgments, ranging from the tribunals of the UK Patent Office (UKIPO) up to the House of Lords (UK Supreme Court), European Patent Office (EPO) and European Court of Justice (CJ EU).

As well as litigating in the English courts, Paul has co-ordinated and advised on IP and regulatory litigation matters across the globe, as far afield as the US, South Africa, Malaysia, the Philippines, Australia and New Zealand, and closer to home, in Scotland, Ireland, France, Germany, Holland, Denmark, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece.

It is this great variety of work and clients that, for Paul, really makes the job dynamic and exciting, week-in and week-out.

 

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
 

Peter Meier-Beck

Presiding Judge (Ret.) and German Member of the
UPC Advisory Committee

Peter Meier-Beck is a retired Presiding Judge of the Bundesgerichtshof, the German Federal Supreme Court.

After serving as a judge at the Regional Court and the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf from 1985 to 2000, Peter Meier-Beck was appointed as a Federal Judge. From 2010 to 2019, he chaired the 10th Civil Senate, i.e. the Patent Division, as Presiding Judge, and from 2019 until his retirement from office at the end of September 2021, he headed the Cartel (Antitrust) Senate.

Peter Meier-Beck

Presiding Judge (Ret.) and German Member of the
UPC Advisory Committee

Peter Meier-Beck

Presiding Judge (Ret.) and German Member of the
UPC Advisory Committee

Peter Meier-Beck is a retired Presiding Judge of the Bundesgerichtshof, the German Federal Supreme Court.

After serving as a judge at the Regional Court and the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf from 1985 to 2000, Peter Meier-Beck was appointed as a Federal Judge. From 2010 to 2019, he chaired the 10th Civil Senate, i.e. the Patent Division, as Presiding Judge, and from 2019 until his retirement from office at the end of September 2021, he headed the Cartel (Antitrust) Senate.

Peter Meier-Beck has taught patent law since 1995. In 2005, he was appointed honorary professor by Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf and in 2022 by University College London.

 

Wolf Meier-Ewart

Counsellor- Secretary of the Council for TRIPS, WTO Intellectual Property
Government Procurement and Competition Division

Wolf Meier-Ewart

Counsellor- Secretary of the Council for TRIPS, WTO Intellectual Property
Government Procurement and Competition Division

Wolf Meier-Ewart

Counsellor- Secretary of the Council for TRIPS, WTO Intellectual Property
Government Procurement and Competition Division
 

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
 

Julia Pike

Global Head of IP
Sandoz

Since March 2020, Julia has been the Global Head of IP for Sandoz. In her previous roles with Sandoz, she has had a leading role in the first wave of US biosimilars litigation, including the first litigations on critical aspects of the governing legislation (the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act or BPCIA), culminating in the landmark US Supreme Court decision, Sandoz v Amgen.

 

Julia Pike

Global Head of IP
Sandoz

Julia Pike

Global Head of IP
Sandoz

Since March 2020, Julia has been the Global Head of IP for Sandoz. In her previous roles with Sandoz, she has had a leading role in the first wave of US biosimilars litigation, including the first litigations on critical aspects of the governing legislation (the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act or BPCIA), culminating in the landmark US Supreme Court decision, Sandoz v Amgen.

 

Since leaving private practice at Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Julia has been in-house counsel for many years including at Mayne Pharma and Hospira Inc before joining Sandoz in 2008. While there, she has taken on roles in European public affairs and led Sandoz’s global IP litigation function as Global Head of IP Litigation. Through those roles, she has maintained a keen interest in IP strategy and litigation worldwide, including cases arising under the Hatch-Waxman and BPCIA legislation in the US, PM(NOC) regulations in Canada and litigation arising from patent linkage systems around the world. 

 

Jon Singer

Principal
Fish & Richardson

Jon is a principal in the firm’s San Diego office and heads the life sciences litigation practice. He appears regularly as lead counsel in his matters and handles all aspects of litigation, including leading jury and bench trials, trying cases to administrative and arbitration panels and conducting briefing and arguments before the U.S. Courts of Appeals and the PTAB. Jon is annually named one of the nation’s finest life sciences trial attorneys and is an expert in proceedings under the Hatch-Waxman Act.

Jon Singer

Principal
Fish & Richardson

Jon Singer

Principal
Fish & Richardson

Jon is a principal in the firm’s San Diego office and heads the life sciences litigation practice. He appears regularly as lead counsel in his matters and handles all aspects of litigation, including leading jury and bench trials, trying cases to administrative and arbitration panels and conducting briefing and arguments before the U.S. Courts of Appeals and the PTAB. Jon is annually named one of the nation’s finest life sciences trial attorneys and is an expert in proceedings under the Hatch-Waxman Act. His clients consistently praise his innovative and ground-breaking work and over the past two decades, he has successfully handled dozens of cases covering all aspects of the life sciences.

 

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.

 

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. 

 

Beatriz Díaz de Escauriaza

Head of IP Legal
Insud Pharma

Beatriz is currently Head of the IP Legal Practice at Insud Pharma Group, a diversified biopharmaceutical business based in Madrid, Spain, that she joined in 2017. Beatriz holds a degree in Law and a Master Degree in Intellectual Property by the University of Alicante (Magister Lvcentinvs). Before joining Insud Pharma, Beatriz worked in private practice as a patent litigator in Madrid with Bird & Bird where she specialized on pharma patent litigation.

Beatriz Díaz de Escauriaza

Head of IP Legal
Insud Pharma

Beatriz Díaz de Escauriaza

Head of IP Legal
Insud Pharma

Beatriz is currently Head of the IP Legal Practice at Insud Pharma Group, a diversified biopharmaceutical business based in Madrid, Spain, that she joined in 2017. Beatriz holds a degree in Law and a Master Degree in Intellectual Property by the University of Alicante (Magister Lvcentinvs). Before joining Insud Pharma, Beatriz worked in private practice as a patent litigator in Madrid with Bird & Bird where she specialized on pharma patent litigation. During her years at Bird&Bird she also intervened before the European authorities, having also acted before the European Court of Justice at Strasbourg.

 

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
 

Margot Kokke

Judge Hague Local Division Court of First Instance
UPC

Margot has been appointed UPC judge in The Hague division. She is (senior) patent judge and (bio)chemist (MSc) with more than eight years’ experience as a (patent) judge at the District Court the Hague, The Netherlands (2014-now) and over ten years’ experience as an (IP) lawyer in private practice (at law firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, The Hague and Amsterdam). She also has worked in international environments on four continents in the private sector and with (supra)national organizations for many years. She is a Dutch national, born en raised in The Netherlands and Athens, Greece.

Margot Kokke

Judge Hague Local Division Court of First Instance
UPC

Margot Kokke

Judge Hague Local Division Court of First Instance
UPC

Margot has been appointed UPC judge in The Hague division. She is (senior) patent judge and (bio)chemist (MSc) with more than eight years’ experience as a (patent) judge at the District Court the Hague, The Netherlands (2014-now) and over ten years’ experience as an (IP) lawyer in private practice (at law firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, The Hague and Amsterdam). She also has worked in international environments on four continents in the private sector and with (supra)national organizations for many years. She is a Dutch national, born en raised in The Netherlands and Athens, Greece.

 

Peter Blok

Judge Court of Appeals
UPC

Peter Blok is professor in the Center for Intellectual Property Law of Utrecht University. He holds the Patent law chair. He is a judge in the Commercial Law Chamber of the Court of Appeal in The Hague. He is specialized in intellectual property law and in particular patent law.

Peter Blok was a judge in the Intellectual Property chamber of the District Court of The Hague over eight years, the last years as coordinator of that chamber. Before that he was an attorney-at-law in Rotterdam and Amsterdam. 

Peter Blok

Judge Court of Appeals
UPC

Peter Blok

Judge Court of Appeals
UPC

Peter Blok is professor in the Center for Intellectual Property Law of Utrecht University. He holds the Patent law chair. He is a judge in the Commercial Law Chamber of the Court of Appeal in The Hague. He is specialized in intellectual property law and in particular patent law.

Peter Blok was a judge in the Intellectual Property chamber of the District Court of The Hague over eight years, the last years as coordinator of that chamber. Before that he was an attorney-at-law in Rotterdam and Amsterdam. 

In 2002 Peter Blok finished and defended a PhD-thesis on privacy and data protection law at Tilburg University. Part of his research was done at Georgetown University Law Center, Washington D.C. Peter Blok studied law and philosophy at Leiden University.

 

Toni Santamaria

VP Intellectual Property
Adalvo Ltd

Toni has been leading the Intellectual Property team at Adalvo since 2021. He has more than 20 years of experience in different pharmaceutical companies where he has been involved in developing and implementing complex patent and data exclusivity litigation strategies for several generics and added value products, including leading parallel litigation cases in multiple European countries.   He also has experience in patent and trademark prosecution.

Toni qualified as European Patent Attorney in 2010 and holds a PhD in Organic Chemistry.  

Toni Santamaria

VP Intellectual Property
Adalvo Ltd

Toni Santamaria

VP Intellectual Property
Adalvo Ltd

Toni has been leading the Intellectual Property team at Adalvo since 2021. He has more than 20 years of experience in different pharmaceutical companies where he has been involved in developing and implementing complex patent and data exclusivity litigation strategies for several generics and added value products, including leading parallel litigation cases in multiple European countries.   He also has experience in patent and trademark prosecution.

Toni qualified as European Patent Attorney in 2010 and holds a PhD in Organic Chemistry.  

 

Brian Coggio

Attorney
Fish & Richardson

Brian Coggio

Attorney
Fish & Richardson

Brian Coggio

Attorney
Fish & Richardson
 

Andras Kupecz

Partner/Biotech Technical Judge
Pinsent Masons (NED)/UPC

Andras Kupecz

Partner/Biotech Technical Judge
Pinsent Masons (NED)/UPC

Andras Kupecz

Partner/Biotech Technical Judge
Pinsent Masons (NED)/UPC
 

Paolo Catollozzi

Judge Paris Central Division Court of First Instance
UPC

Paolo Catollozzi

Judge Paris Central Division Court of First Instance
UPC

Paolo Catollozzi

Judge Paris Central Division Court of First Instance
UPC
 

Gabriel Cuonzo

Managing Partner
Trevisan & Cuonzo

Gabriel Cuonzo is a co-founder of Trevisan & Cuonzo. With over 30 years courtroom experience, Gabriel has represented many multinational companies before the Italian courts in a broad range of high profile cases with an international dimension. With an excellent understanding of international law and as a skilled linguist, Gabriel takes a pragmatic, solution oriented approach to commercial matters and is often involved in complex, mostly IP driven, transactions. Gabriel is widely regarded as a leading figure in pharmaceutical litigation and regulatory work

Gabriel Cuonzo

Managing Partner
Trevisan & Cuonzo

Gabriel Cuonzo

Managing Partner
Trevisan & Cuonzo

Gabriel Cuonzo is a co-founder of Trevisan & Cuonzo. With over 30 years courtroom experience, Gabriel has represented many multinational companies before the Italian courts in a broad range of high profile cases with an international dimension. With an excellent understanding of international law and as a skilled linguist, Gabriel takes a pragmatic, solution oriented approach to commercial matters and is often involved in complex, mostly IP driven, transactions. Gabriel is widely regarded as a leading figure in pharmaceutical litigation and regulatory work

 

Charlotte Weekes

Partner
Pinsent Masons

Charlotte specialises in contentious intellectual property work, in particular, patents. In life sciences patent litigation, she has a strong and successful track record in many recent and precedent setting cases in the UK, including the CJEU and the House of Lords (now the Supreme Court).

Charlotte Weekes

Partner
Pinsent Masons

Charlotte Weekes

Partner
Pinsent Masons

Charlotte specialises in contentious intellectual property work, in particular, patents. In life sciences patent litigation, she has a strong and successful track record in many recent and precedent setting cases in the UK, including the CJEU and the House of Lords (now the Supreme Court). Having over 10 years’ experience acting for clients in the life sciences sector and advising on pan-European patent actions, Charlotte’s understanding of her clients’ commercial goals is reflected in her approach to patent litigation, and undertaking work of an advisory and strategic nature in the context of product management and market access. Charlotte is recognised for “continually exceeding expectations” being “very proactive”, “providing us with a service that we do not get anywhere else” as well as going above and beyond clients’ expectations by providing them with a service that makes them feel that they “are getting more than what we have just instructed them on” (Associate Director at a multi-national pharmaceutical).

 

Judith Krens

Partner
Pinsent Masons

Judith Krens leads the Life Sciences practice of Pinsent Masons in the Netherlands. She has two decades of experience with cross-border patent and SPC litigation in the field of pharmaceuticals, biotech and medical devices. Clients describe her as a highly skilled and stand-out partner for such matters in the region. As a life sciences specialist Judith assists clients with complicated matters in pharmaceutical and medical device regulatory law.

Judith Krens

Partner
Pinsent Masons

Judith Krens

Partner
Pinsent Masons

Judith Krens leads the Life Sciences practice of Pinsent Masons in the Netherlands. She has two decades of experience with cross-border patent and SPC litigation in the field of pharmaceuticals, biotech and medical devices. Clients describe her as a highly skilled and stand-out partner for such matters in the region. As a life sciences specialist Judith assists clients with complicated matters in pharmaceutical and medical device regulatory law. Judith further has worked in the M&A and private equity team of Debevoise & Plimpton in New York, which gave her top-class experience in negotiating IP licenses and transfer agreements. She is Dutch (Amsterdam bar) and US (NY bar) qualified. Judith is one of the co-founders of the Female IP Experts (FIPE) network in the Netherlands. She frequently speaks at international and national conferences on pharmaceutical and biotech patent litigation.

 

Shohta Ueno

Director, Dispute Resolution
Regeneron

Dr Shohta Ueno is a Director, Dispute Resolution at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc., a leading biopharmaceutical company where he advises the company on a broad range of complex, multi-jurisdictional disputes.  While Shohta deals with all matters relating to disputes, he focuses mostly on non-US IP matters and helps the company navigate through increasingly complex IP landscape.  Shohta joined Regeneron in October 2018 from a leading IP litigation practice based in the UK.  Shohta is also a trained scientist – he obtained a PhD in Virology as well as an undergraduate degree in Natural Scienc

Shohta Ueno

Director, Dispute Resolution
Regeneron

Shohta Ueno

Director, Dispute Resolution
Regeneron

Dr Shohta Ueno is a Director, Dispute Resolution at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc., a leading biopharmaceutical company where he advises the company on a broad range of complex, multi-jurisdictional disputes.  While Shohta deals with all matters relating to disputes, he focuses mostly on non-US IP matters and helps the company navigate through increasingly complex IP landscape.  Shohta joined Regeneron in October 2018 from a leading IP litigation practice based in the UK.  Shohta is also a trained scientist – he obtained a PhD in Virology as well as an undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge. 

 

Otto Swens

Partner
Vondst

Otto Swens

Partner
Vondst

Otto Swens

Partner
Vondst
 

Marthe Riewald

Senior Associate
Pinsent Masons

Marthe Riewald

Senior Associate
Pinsent Masons

Marthe Riewald

Senior Associate
Pinsent Masons
 

Agathe Michel-De Cazotte

Partner
Carmpaels & Ransford

Agathe is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution practice group. She represents clients in major cross-border patent litigations and in innovation-heavy transactions. She has successfully litigated in France, the UK, and Germany, and has represented clients in EPO oppositions for over ten years. As a result, Agathe understands the practicalities of a successful litigation strategy when it involves multiple countries and has coordinated parallel cases in more than 25 countries.

Agathe Michel-De Cazotte

Partner
Carmpaels & Ransford

Agathe Michel-De Cazotte

Partner
Carmpaels & Ransford

Agathe is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution practice group. She represents clients in major cross-border patent litigations and in innovation-heavy transactions. She has successfully litigated in France, the UK, and Germany, and has represented clients in EPO oppositions for over ten years. As a result, Agathe understands the practicalities of a successful litigation strategy when it involves multiple countries and has coordinated parallel cases in more than 25 countries.

With her very rich and diverse experience in European courts, Agathe has a particular interest in the UPC and has been advising clients on unitary patent related questions for several years. She also advises, notably tech clients, on the best way to implement the most appropriate IP strategy.

Her practice has a strong focus on pharma, chemistry, telecom, and high-tech matters where she makes the most of her physics degrees. She has extensive experience defending telecom innovators in SEP (including FRAND issues) and NEP litigation, as well as pharma clients in blockbuster formulation, method of treatment and second medical use patents against launches of biosimilars and generic products.

She has defended major multinational companies as well as highly innovative SMEs including crafting the litigation strategy, drafting submissions and doing the oral advocacy in patent infringement suits, and in opposition and revocation proceedings before the various infringement courts in Germany (including Mannheim, Düsseldorf, Munich and Karlsruhe), the German Federal Patent Court, the German Federal Court of Justice (all instances), the French Civil Courts, the UK High Court and the IPEC, the European Patent Office and both the French and German Patent and Trademark Offices.

Agathe advises global companies on critical agreements involving their technology and develops creative strategies to protect their innovations across Europe. Her time spent in-house with major blue-chip companies has given her a sound understanding of the technological and business drivers behind agreements and litigation related decisions.

Working on a continuous basis with the pharma and energy sectors, she knows the importance of the interactions with the regulator and the impact they can have on litigation/commercial negotiation timing. She particularly enjoys working in a fast-paced multi-cultural environment. Agathe also teaches Innovation Management to business students at City, University of London, which allows her to think about IP from a different perspective and remain as creative as possible.

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