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Conference on IP Dispute Resolution in Life Sciences

Organized by
World Intellectual Property Organization, Arbitration and Mediation Center
University of Basel, Faculty of Law

Supported by
Association of the Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies in Switzerland (Interpharma)
BioValley Basel
European Industrial Research Management Association (EIRMA)
International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA)

Basel, Switzerland, Friday May 22, 2015

8.30 - 9.00 Registration and Coffee
9.00 - 9.15 Welcome and Introduction

Markus Schefer, Dean Faculty of Law, University of Basel
Judith Schallnau, Legal Officer, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center

09.15 - 09.45 I. Intellectual Property, Contracts and Disputes in Life Sciences

Herbert Zech, Professor of Life Sciences Law and IP Law, University of Basel
Sally Shorthose, Partner, Bird & Bird LLP


09.45 - 10.45

10.45 - 11.00

II. IP Litigation in Life Sciences – Costs, Duration and Enforceability

Session 1 – BRIC countries, Japan and United States of America
Jürgen Dressel, Head of Patent Litigation, Novartis
Yoichi Okumura, Global Head of IP, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Ltd.
Anthony Tridico, Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Questions and Answers

11.00 - 11.30 Coffee Break

11.30 - 12.30

12.30 - 12.45

Session 2 – Europe: France, Germany, United Kingdom and the Unified Patent Court
Amandine Métier, Partner, Véron & Associés
Joachim Feldges, Partner, Allen & Overy LLP
Penny Gilbert, Partner, Powell Gilbert LLP
Presentation 1
Presentation 2

Questions and Answers

12.45 - 13.45 Lunch


13.45 - 14.15

14.15 - 14.30

III. Mediation and Arbitration of IP Disputes in Life Sciences – Costs, Duration and Enforceability

Session 1 – WIPO Mediation and Arbitration Procedures and Cases
Judith Schallnau

Questions and Answers

14.30 - 15.15 Session 2 – Focus Mediation

Verena Neuhold, Legal Counsel, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Tina Marschall, Medigate GmbH

15.15 - 15.45 Coffee Break

15.45 - 16.30

16.30 - 16.45

Session 3 – Focus Arbitration (International, Switzerland)

Bert Oosting, Partner, Hogan Lovells International LLP
Thierry Calame, Partner, Lenz & Staehelin

Questions and Answers

16.45 - 17.30 IV. Presentation of the Results of the WIPO Working Group on Life Sciences Dispute Resolution and Panel Discussion

Rapporteur: Joachim Feldges
Speakers from previous sessions

17.30 Closing Remarks