2016Life Sciences
IP Summit
November 3, 2016REDWOOD CITY, CA

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This half-day intellectual property summit, led by principals from Fish & Richardson’s life sciences practice, is designed for executives and in-house counsel in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and life sciences fields. Join us as we address critical issues at the forefront of these industries.


Thought leaders will discuss the industry’s top challenges and provide insights and ideas your company can use to combat these challenges and avoid legal peril.


Learn about issues that will impact the future landscape of the life sciences industry. Fish & Richardson will apply for CLE credit in most states.


Network with colleagues from your field, and have one-on-one conversations with panelists after their presentations.

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Thursday, November 3, 2016


11:00 to 11:30 am

Registration & Networking

11:30 am to 12:15 pm

A View from the Bench
An interview with the Honorable Judge Leonard Davis, formerly of the Eastern District of Texas, conducted by Jonathan Singer, head of Fish’s Life Sciences Litigation Practice.

Judge Leonard Davis, Fish & Richardson
Jonathan Singer, Fish & Richardson

12:15 to 1:00 pm

Networking Lunch

1:00 to 2:00 pm

Panel Session: Strategic Considerations in Asserting or Challenging Patents in the Biologic/Biosimilar Space
Panelists will share their views on the strategic considerations leading up to and involving the “Patent Dance,” the exchange of information, and ultimately litigation from litigation, regulatory, and post-grant perspectives.

Michael Kane, Fish & Richardson
Leslie Robbins, Coherus BioSciences, Inc.
Chad Shear, Fish & Richardson
Dorothy Whelan, Fish & Richardson

2:00 to 2:15 pm


2:15 to 3:15 pm

Panel Session: Strategic Patent Prosecution
This session will provide strategic prosecution and portfolio management advice for biopharma companies, with an emphasis on exploring the differing demands on start-up or emerging companies as compared with established players. You will hear from a panel of Fish prosecutors and litigators with in-house and law firm experience managing both small- and large-company portfolios from early stage through litigation, including Hatch-Waxman litigation. We will discuss best (and worst) practices in managing timing of filings, breadth of disclosures, ex-US filing considerations, life cycle management, diligence issues, and clinical team coordination. Finally, we will provide entertaining horror stories and even some practical advice for creatively solv-ing the inevitable problems that arise during prosecution, diligence, and litigation.

Gwilym Attwell, Fish & Richardson
Andrea Dorigo, PhD, Fish & Richardson
Martina Tyreus Hufnal, Fish & Richardson
Teresa Lavoie, Fish & Richardson

3:15 to 3:30 pm


3:30 to 4:30 pm

Panel Session: Non-IP Life Sciences Litigation
We will discuss how to deal with parallel proceedings involving various government agencies (FDA, DOJ, FTC, and HHS); how to find, retain, and coordinate a multidisciplinary panel of experts; and how to utilize creative motion practice to pare down the number of cases and issues in MDL and consolidated state court proceedings.

Juanita Brooks, Fish & Richardson
Roger Denning, Fish & Richardson
Christina Brown-Marshall PhD, Fish & Richardson

4:30 to 5:30 pm


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Speakers & Hosts

Speakers and hosts for the 2016 Life Sciences Summit, Redwood City, CA will be published as they are announced. To view full biographies for Fish & Richardson attorneys, please visit www.fr.com.



Review the links below to learn more about Fish & Richardson’s services and experience in the life sciences industry. Additional conference materials will be posted as they become available. Download the Life Sciences IP Summit App, for Android and Apple devices, which will provide convenient access to materials and videos during the event.

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About The

Sofitel (recently changed to Pullman) San Francisco is a Bay Area hotel offering modern luxury, attentive service, and beautifully appointed accommodations in a relaxing hotel oasis on the shores of a tranquil lagoon. Ideally situated in Redwood City between San Francisco and San Jose this elegant accommodation is only ten minutes south of the San Francisco Airport.

Sofitel (Pullman) San Francisco Bay
223 Twin Dolphin Drive
Redwood City, CA 94065



Summit Partners


Fish & Richardson P.C.

Fish & Richardson is a global patent, intellectual property (IP) litigation, and commercial litigation law firm with more than 400 attorneys and technology specialists across the U.S. and Europe. Fish has been named the #1 patent litigation firm in the U.S. for 13 consecutive years. Fish has been winning cases worth billions in controversy – often by making new law – for the most innovative clients and influential industry leaders since 1878. For more information, visit www.fr.com.

Berkeley Center for Law & Technology

The mission of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology (BCLT) is to foster the beneficial and ethical advancement of technology by guiding the development of intellectual property law, information privacy law, and related areas of law and public policy as they interact with business, science and technical innovation. For more information, visit www.law.berkeley.edu.

High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University

We are dedicated to educating lawyers who lead with a commitment to excellence, ethics, and social justice. Founded in 1911, Santa Clara University School of Law boasts an academically rigorous program located in one of the most vibrant business centers in the world: Silicon Valley. Santa Clara Law is approved by the American Bar Association. For more information, visit law.scu.edu/hightech.





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