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MIP Life Sciences Forum 2019

September 18, Convene 810 Seventh Ave, New York


Managing IP hosted the fourth annual MIP Life Sciences Forum 2019 at the Convene 810 Seventh Ave, New York  on September 18 .The one day forum addressed the latest decisions and tumultuous changes affecting the life sciences industry.

AbbVie Inc. and Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH may have settled their biosimilar dispute in relation to Humira, the FDA's recent approval of Samsung Bioepis's biosimilar was at the same time followed by the almost immediate launch of litigation by Amgen in response

The two cases represent how difficult and complex the curent landscape for patent prosecution and litigation is right now in the biosimilars markets and beyond. While the threats are huge, the opportunities have never been greater for those get their patent prosecution, protection, litigation, and commercialization strategies right.

Attendees were able to benchmark practices against those of peers, and understand what was needed to take advantage of the considerable opportunities available, while at the same time protecting patents and minimising risk.

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Attendees were able to:

  • Take a closer look at biologics and expansion in the biosimilars arena
  • Hear comprehensive coverage of the latest decisions and developments in the Supreme Court, PTAB and the Federal Circuit
  • Assess the Canadian patent landscape
  • Pinpoint the hot issues in international litigation; and
  • Seek to understand what makes a successful partnership and commercial strategy currently

Who attended?

  • IP in-house counsel
  • Patent counsel
  • Heads of IP
  • Directors of IP
  • Judges
  • Private practice lawyers

Kevin Pragas
+44 207 779 8938

Raf O'Reilly

Melanie Petch
+44 207 779 8836 

Managing IP will make full or partial scholarships available for lawyers and law students experiencing financial hardships. Under this policy, a financial hardship is defined as income of $50,000 or less.

Financial aid guidelines:

Unemployed      Full scholarship
Income up to $35,000     75% discount
Income $35,000 to $50,000     50% discount
Income above $50,000     No discount

To apply for financial aid, send your request on your employer’s letterhead, stating the reason for your interest, along with a completed scanned copy of the registration form which can be found on the brochure to . Law students are required to include a copy of their current student ID card. All requests for financial aid have to be submitted at least four weeks before the start of the conference.



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