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Conference on IP Dispute Resolution in Life Sciences

Organized by
World Intellectual Property Organization, Arbitration and Mediation Center
University of Bonn

Supported by
Association of German Industry (BDI)
Association of the German Chemical Industry (VCI)
The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA)

Bonn, Germany, Thursday, November 10, 2016

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

Kristina Friske, Interim Chancellor, University of Bonn
Judith Schallnau, Legal Officer, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center

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

Sally Shorthose, Partner, Bird & Bird LLP

09.45 - 11.00

II. Resolving Life Sciences Disputes – Court Litigation

Session 1 – Europe: the Unified Patent Court, France, Germany and UK
Amandine Métier, Partner, Véron & Associés
Jan B. Krauss, European Patent and Trademark Attorney, Boehmert & Boehmert
Kevin Mooney, Partner, Simmons & Simmons
Presentation 1
Presentation 2

11.00 - 11.15 Questions and Answers
11.15 - 11.45 Coffee Break
11.45 - 12.45 Session 2 – BRIC countries and United States of America

Jörg Thomaier, Chief IP Counsel Bayer Group, Bayer IP GmbH
Clement Ngai, Partner, Baker & McKenzie
Amanda K. Murphy, Associate, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

12.45 - 13.00 Questions and Answers
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 14.30

III. Resolving Life Sciences Disputes – Mediation and Arbitration

Session 1 – WIPO Mediation and Arbitration
Judith Schallnau

14.30 - 14.45 Questions and Answers
14.45 - 15.30

Session 2 – Focus Mediation
Verena Neuhold, Legal Counsel, Roche Diagnostics International AG
Michael Gross, Head Licensing Department, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

15.30 - 16.00 Coffee Break
16.00 - 17.00 Session 3 – Focus Arbitration
Ruud van der Velden, Partner, Hogan Lovells International LLP
Joachim Feldges, Partner, Allen & Overy LLP
Philipp Groz, Partner, Schellenberg Wittmer
17.00 - 17.45 IV. Roundtable - Best Practices in Life Sciences Dispute Resolution

Moderator: Joachim Feldges
Speakers from previous sessions

17.45 Closing Remarks
18.00 Reception