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Course - FTO in Practice: Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals
FTO in Practice
Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals
2019-12-06 2019-12-06 Holiday Inn Leiden Haagse Schouwweg 10 2332 KG Amsterdam / Leiden +31(0) 71 535 5555 +31(0) 71 53 55 553

FTO in Practice: Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals

Our experienced speakers will help you to be prepared for FTO challenges when your company or your client wants to introduce new products or enhance existing ones. They will discuss with you best practices for setting up time and cost sensitive FTO searches and drafting effective FTO opinions.
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
You work in an IP, patent or R&D department or as a patent attorney in private practice and are tasked with providing FTO opinions? Your job is to develop business and you need to watch competition? Then this course is designed for you. Knowledge of patent law is required.
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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