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Programme for CIPA Life Sciences Conference 2016

14 October 2016

A provisional programme for the CIPA Life Sciences Conference 2016 (The Grand, Brighton, 14 and 15 November 2016) has been announced:

  • Update on Brexit
  • UPC Post Brexit from a Big Pharma Perspective Ewan Nettleton (Novartis)
  • Coordinating Patent Strategies Between US & UK Liz Cohen (Bristows)
  • View on Brexit from the US Seth Levy (Nixon Peabody)
  • Regulatory Data Protection Duncan Curley (Innovate Legal)
  • SPCs Tony Rollins
  • Entry to the Market – A Generics Perspective Robert Fitt (Mylan)
  • Looking for love: What do Big Pharma look for in a perfect partner, how have their expectations changed Rachel Thornley (GSK)
  • Dating: How do you when you’ve found “the one”? How to assess the potential partner and value the deal correctly Nigel Crockett (Crescendo Biologics)
  • The lifecycle of the perfect agreement Putting the right agreement together, what do you need to include, setting expectations, termination provisions and unpicking the agreement Luke Kempton (Gowling WLG)
  • Patent analytics for the Life Science Industry
  • Scientific Presentation Laurence Pearl (CSO Domainex)
  • UK Case Law Update Mark Ridgway (Allen & Overy) & Dev Crease (Keltie LLP)
  • Doing Business in China Tom Carver (JA Kemp)
  • Asia Pacific IP Update Chong Yee Khoo (Cantab IP)
  • US Law Update Seth Levy (Nixon Peabody)
  • EPO Case Law – Panel Discussion Siobhan Yeats (European Patent Office), Hazel Ford (Finnegan) and Christopher Rennie-Smith

My presentation on the morning of the Tuesday will cover updates on patent law and practice, particularly as they relate to biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, in India, China, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Registration is now open for the conference.

Speaking Engagement at the CIPA Life Sciences Conference 2016

23 September 2016

The CIPA Life Sciences Conference is described as “the UK’s premier annual educational and networking event for patent and IP professionals active in the pharma, medical technology and biotechnology sectors”. The conference is organised by the Life Sciences Committee of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, UK.

I am pleased and honoured to have been invited to speak at the CIPA Life Sciences Conference in November this year. My talk will focus on updates on recent developments in patent law and practice in South East Asia as they relate to the biotech, life sciences and pharma fields.

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Intellectual Property Seminar With the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)

22 September 2016

We are pleased to announce that the Association of Singapore Patent Attorneys (ASPA) will hold an IP seminar on 5 October 2016 with the United Kingdom Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA).

The ASPA CIPA IP seminar will be held from 12 noon to 5 pm on Wednesday, 5 October 2016 at the Pacific 1 Ballroom of the Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore.

We are pleased to have been actively helping to organise this seminar in the past few months, and look forward to seeing you at the seminar.

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INTA Tweetup 2016 Orlando at Baskin Robbins

3 May 2016

We are pleased to announce that the Tweetup at the 2016 INTA Annual Meeting in Orlando will be held at at the Baskin Robbins ice cream store on International Drive on Monday, 23 May 2016 from 3 pm onwards.

The Baskin Robbins outlet (which also contains a Dunkin’ Donuts) is located at 7440 International Drive, just a few minutes walk from the Orange County Convention Center.

Read on for more information on the Tweetup, including directions and a backup venue in case of bad weather.

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When Is the Grant Fee Due on a Singapore Patent Application?

11 April 2016

We received a query today from one of our clients, who is interested in filing a divisional patent application off a pending case in Singapore.

I had advised our client that a divisional application may be filed off a Singapore application before the grant fee is paid. Of course, the Singapore application must be alive at that point and not have been abandoned.

The question then became: if the divisional application must be filed before we pay the grant fee, when do we need to pay the fee for grant in the Singapore patent application?

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