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MIP European Life Sciences Forum 2018

April 24, Le Méridien Piccadilly London



The MIP European Life Sciences Forum 2018 returned for it's second year at the Le Méridien Piccadilly, London on 24th April. The life sciences industry is one of the most complex, contentious and rapidly developing fields. Attendees participated in identifying key challenges faced by life sciences companies. 

The programme addresses major issues at hand and encouraged participation and debate on all of the pertinent topics such as: Doctrine of equivalents and the impact of the decision across your European portfolio; application of issues surrounding the use of Arrow declarations and; patent protection strategies involving divisionals.

Not only did attendees have the opportunity to learn about the most significant developments in the global patent landscape over 2017-2018 but also had the fantastic opportunity to network with peers over coffee and lunch.

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Who attended?

  • IP in-house counsel
  • Patent/Trade mark counsel/Attorneys
  • IP counsel and IP managers
  • VP/SVP Patents
  • General counsel
  • Corporate counsel
  • Private practice lawyers
  • Heads/Directors of IP, patents & Legal affairs

Delegates were able to:

  • Hear how you should be rethinking your European strategy in preparation for Brexit
  • Listen to essential case updates and considerations when enforcing second medical use claims
  • Discuss the application of the doctrine of equivalents and the impact on life sciences companies
  • Learn from companies on application of the issues surrounding Arrow declarations
  • Identify and overcome the challenges of enforcing your SPC’s
  • Learn best practice to manage the global threat caused by counterfeit drugs
  • Join analysis on the trends that are influencing litigation of biosimilars in EU, UK & US
  • Examine the implications of AI and how it is being used in the development of medicine


Kevin Pragas
+44 (0) 207 779 8938

Natalie Canter
+44 (0) 207 779 8730

Melanie Petch
+44 (0) 207 779 8836



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