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Freedom to Operate for the Life Sciences & Pharmaceutical Industries

18 March and 17 June 2020

9.30am to 5pm

London BioScience Innovation Centre

£330, Cost includes teaching materials and lunch

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About our Course

Ensuring that you have freedom to operate (FTO) or freedom to practise (FTP) is an essential step in bringing your new products or services to market.  Learn how to identify and deal with third party chemical, biological and device patents in the Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical industries.


Who Should Attend?


R&D scientists & engineers, business development managers, technology transfer and licensing professionals, IP analysts, trainee patent attorneys & commercial lawyers working in the Life Sciences and the Pharmaceutical sectors.

 

Topics and group exercises include

Outline of Course

  • Life Sciences & Pharma IP Rights

  • Patent Term Extension (SPCs)

  • US Patent Law

  • Ownership of IP Rights

  • How to read a Patent

  • Interpreting Claims

  • Freedom to Operate Searches

  • Patent Term and Status

  • Validity Searches

  • Infringement of IP Rights

  • Enforcement of IP Rights

  • Actavis v. Eli Lilly - Doctrine of Equivalents

  • Dealing with Third Party Patents

  • Design Arounds

  • Unitary Patent System 

  • Brexit

  • Challenging Patents in EU & US

  • CRISPR IP Landscape

  • FTO Exercises

 

Download Course Agenda & Information

Download the Freedom to Operate for the Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical Industries course documents to find out more about the course and what you can expect on the day