100+ Attendees
Industry Panel Discussions
Roundtable Discussions
Senior Level Speakers
Regional Focus
Hours of Networking

What is the Life Sciences Patent Network Europe?

The imminent departure of the UK from the European Union, combined with the ever developing global patent landscape, means that there has never been a more critical need to remain up to date with the latest thinking on how best to now effectively secure and protect your patents.

Brought to you by the publisher of Life Sciences Intellectual Property Review, Life Sciences Patent Network EUROPE is the latest conference in the 2018 Patent Network series to bring together an unrivalled audience of intellectual property and licensing heads from established and fledgling pharma and biotech companies, along with private practice attorneys, and service providers.

The conference provides delegates with an invaluable opportunity to gain insight into the sector issues of critical current importance; listen to best-in-class case studies; keep abreast of the likely forward impact of key judgements and political jolts; and network with global patent peers.

Why Attend LSPN Europe?

In the same way as at the conferences in Boston and Singapore, the London conference will take a broad global view of the patent protection landscape and then delve deeper into the regional topics of specific current interest. Extended round table discussion groups enable a couple of hours to be spent in small groups, sharing views on a range of topics of your choosing. For fledgling bio-pharma manufacturers, the conference will feature an open clinic to enable in-house counsel to quiz specialist private patent attorneys from around the globe on their own specific pressing patent issues. 
Over 50% of attendees are in-house counsel

Key issues for discussion at this year's conference include:

  • What steps should IP firms and corporate patent counsel take to prepare for Brexit?

  • What's the likely impact of Brexit on regulatory divergence?

  • Will the German constitutional case stop the UPC in its tracks?

  • Should potential SPC applicants apply early under existing EU rules or wait for new UK rules to come into force?

  • What's the impact of the UK Supreme Court ruling on the Doctrine of Equivalents?

Speakers Include:

Anita Varma
Anita Varma
White & Case LLP
patrick Courtney
patrick Courtney
Board Member
Douglas Drysdale
Douglas Drysdale
HGF Limited
Glyn Truscott
Glyn Truscott
Elkington and Fife LLP
Marianne Schaffner
Marianne Schaffner
Peter Albrecht
Peter Albrecht
Principal Director Operations
David Gallagher
David Gallagher
TC Biopharm
General Counsel and VP of Commercial
Jennifer O Farrell
Jennifer O Farrell
Boult Wade Tennant
Matthew Mulkeen
Matthew Mulkeen
Senior Patent Attorney
Chris de Mauny
Chris de Mauny
Bird & Bird LLP
Senior Associate
Rebecca Baines
Rebecca Baines
David Holland
David Holland
Carpmaels Ransford LLP

Who Will You Meet?

Attendees from our 2017 event include: 
CompanyJob Title
Greaves Brewster LLPPatent Attorney
MultiLingRegional Director Europe
Galapagos NVVice President, IP
Genus PLCLegal Counsel For EMEA and Asia
GW PharmaceuticalsHead Of Legal Affairs
MedImmuneSenior Patent Attorney
AstraZenecaPatent Attorney
Oxford BiomedicaIntellectual Property Manager
Stephenson Harwood LLPPartner
Stephenson Harwood LLPAssociate
F-StarPatent Attorney
Centre for Information and Innovation Law (CIIR)Professor of Biotechnology Law
MHRASenior Scientific Classifier
Bioinvent InternationalIP Director, European Patent Attorney
Boult Wade TennantPatent Attorney
Gorodissky & PartnersPartner, Lead Lawyer
Gorodissky & PartnersPatent Attorney
Appleyard LeesPartner
Jennewein Biotechnologie GmbHPatent Attorney
Finnegan Europe LLPPartner

Highlights from our 2017 Event

Current Partners

Where is LSPN Europe 2018 being held?

The Bloomsbury Hotel, London
Located in central London just minutes away from The British Museum, and near Tottenham Court Road and Holborn underground stations, The Bloomsbury hotel sits at the heart of the historic and vibrant 18th century Bloomsbury, with easy access from London rail stations including Kings Cross, Euston and Waterloo.
Reservations and Enquiries
16-22 Great Russell Street
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 207 347 1000
Email: bloomsbury@doylecollection.com
For sponsoring: 
Kirsty Pocock
Commercial Director
+44 (0) 203 301 8211
For speaking: 
Sarah Gooding 
Head of Content
+44 (0) 7957672202
For attending: 
Kate Wood
Delegate Liaison
+44 (0) 203 301 8232