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Discussion Forum on Pharma Bio Patenting in Europe

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The readers may be interested to know of a discussion forum that is soon going to be held on December 16, 2013 on the topic of ‘Pharma Bio Patenting in Europe’. The forum is going to be jointly hosted by the GNA Patent Gurkul (an institution headed by Dr. Gopakumar G. Nair that seeks to congregate law, science and management to unleash the patent realm providing the most awaited and much needed interface between industry and academia) and the Pravin Gandhi College of Law.

A prominent speaker in the forum is going to be Mr. Kerry Rees, an experienced European chartered patent attorney and a senior associate at WP Thompson, London. Mr. Rees is a specialist in biotechnology and has over a decade’s experience in patenting technologies relating to immunology and therapeutic antibodies, expression vectors and vaccines, microarrays, personalised medicine, diagnostic methods for Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and oncology, drug repurposing, NCEs and pharmaceutical formulations. He has worked with a wide variety of clients helping develop IP strategies for start-up companies and SMEs, assisting Universities and spin-out companies and managing large patent portfolios for multinational corporations. He has also represented clients before the European Patent Office in opposition and appeal proceedings and is frequently involved in freedom-to-operate reviews and opinions on third party rights.

Participation in the forum is through confirmed registration along with registration fee on “first come first reserved” basis.

Venue of Forum: Moot Court Room, Pravin Gandhi College of Law, 8th Floor, Mithibai College Building, Vile Parle(W), Mumbai – 400 056.

Date & Time: December 16, 2013, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Deadline for Registration: December 11, 2013.

Registration Fees: Rs. 1,000/- per participant [Patent Gurukul Alumni Rs.500/- & Students (with ID) Rs.250/-].

The Registration Form is available here.

The readers who participate in the discussion may find it rather interesting, especially given the subject matter and the experienced speaker.

Shouvik Kumar Guha

Shouvik is at present employed as a Research Associate and a Teaching Assistant at The W.B. National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata. He has obtained his B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) degree from NUJS itself and is also currently pursuing his LL.M. degree from the same university. From his very year at law school, he had been attracted towards the discipline of Intellectual Property and that interest has been kindled further in course of time. The interface between IP and other disciplines such as Economics, Anti-trust Law, Human Rights, World Trade Law and the technological developments relating thereto, has especially caught his attention since then. He’s authored several papers on issues relating to IP and other legal disciplines for journals, books, magazines and conferences in national as well as international levels. He is also currently co-heading an organization called Lexbiosis, which is an endeavor meant to facilitate the collaboration between the legal industry and academia.

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