IP: Threats & Opportunities in Proceedings before the EPO

Thursday, October 25 2012
8:00 am – 9:15 am

Location: MassBio, 300 Technology Square, 8th Floor, Cambridge, MA

What every US patent attorney should know about the pitfalls to avoid and how to get broad patent protection in Europe.

The standards for priority, amendments, obviousness, enablement and written description are so different between the US and Europe that an application which is drafted for the USPTO may have troubles succeeding before the EPO. Some requirements are stricter in EP and some are more relaxed than in the US.

Two experienced biotech EPA’s from one of Europe’s leading biotech hubs, the Medicon Valley (Eastern Denmark and south-western Sweden) will guide you through the pitfalls and make you aware of the opportunities

Speakers:

  • Jens Viktor PhD, Head of Biotechnology & Plant Sciences, Partner, European Patent Attorney, Høiberg
  • Pernille Winding Gojkovic PhD, Partner, European Patent Attorney, Høiberg

 

Speaker Biographies:

 

Jens Viktor Nørgaard

jvn@hoiberg.com
Head of Biotechnology & Plant Sciences
Partner, European Patent Attorney
PhD (Biochemistry and Genetics), MSc (Forestry Science), Royal
Veterinary and Agricultural University of Copenhagen

Jens Viktor is a partner and European Patent Attorney at Høiberg and advises clients within life science on IPR strategy, IPR management, IPR aspects of business development, freedom to operate, validity, oppositions and appeals before the EPO (European Patent Office), in addition to drafting and prosecution of patent applications.

Jens Viktor initially worked at Høiberg from 1998 to 2003 and has since gained extensive experience from the biotech industry serving as Director of IPR at two Danish biotech companies. In 2008 Jens Viktor returned to become a partner at Høiberg. Prior to joining the patent profession, Jens Viktor worked as researcher within plant biotechnology at the University of Copenhagen.

Jens Viktor is a member of EPI (European Patent Institute), ADIPA (Association of Danish Intellectual Property Attorneys), FICPI (Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle), and AIPPI (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Industrielle) and is active as tutor for the European Qualifying Examination.

 

Pernille Winding GojkovicGojkovic

pwg@hoiberg.com
Partner, European Patent Attorney
Certified Danish Patent Agent
PhD (Molecular Biology), MSc (Biology), University of Copenhagen

Pernille is a partner and European Patent Attorney and advises our clients on the protection and enforcement of IPR - primarily within life science. She joined Høiberg in 2005 and represents clients working within the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, drug discovery, medico technology, health care and nutraceuticals. She regularly lectures on IPR protection and strategy at several Scandinavian universities.

She completed both her Master and PhD degrees at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark and worked as an assistant professor at the University of Copenhagen prior to joining Høiberg. Pernille is also a Certified Danish Patent Agent (CDPA).

Pernille is a member of ADIPA (Association of Danish Intellectual Property Attorneys), FICPI (Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle), and AIPPI (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Industrielle).

 

"Participants are given the opportunity to book a meeting free-of-charge with Jens Viktor and Pernille after the seminar to discuss specific European issues. Please contact Jens Viktor at jvn@hoiberg.com or Pernille at pwg@hoiberg.com. Meetings are held at MassBio."

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