Join us for the 3rd annual LSPN North America - Spring conference!

Following the resounding success of LSIPR’s Life Sciences Patent Network series, which took place in Boston, San Francisco and London in 2018, we are delighted to announce the 2019 conference schedule, which begins with Life Sciences Patent Network North America - Spring which once again takes place at The Ritz-Carlton, Boston MA.

Over 50% of LSPN network attendees are in-house counsel

Brought to you by Life Sciences Intellectual Property Review, the 3rd Annual Life-Sciences Patent Network NORTH AMERICA is the first of the 2019 patent conference series, which presents an unrivalled gathering of in-house patent counsel from established and fledgling pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies coming together to listen to updates on patent prosecution and enforceability from global jurisdictions, meet in informal discussion groups, and source specialist IP attorneys who can assist them with their IP portfolio strategies over the coming year.
 
The conference, taking place once again in Boston, MA on 25th April 2019 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.
Following on from the hugely successful LSPN conferences in London and Singapore, the Boston conference takes a broad global view of the patent protection landscape and then delves deeper into the 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 the delegates’ choosing. For fledgling bio-pharma manufacturers, the conference features a hugely popular open clinic to enable in-house counsel to quiz specialist private patent attorneys from around the globe on their own specific pressing patent issues.   

As well as conference presentations and the in-depth panel discussion along with audience Q&A, sessions and the discussion groups, a great deal of networking time is set aside throughout the day for networking opportunities, starting with welcome coffee, continuing through networking coffee breaks and a three course lunch – and culminating in informal drinks and canapés for all speakers, sponsors and delegates.  

In-House Counsel Already Confirmed to Attend 2019

  • Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Pieris Pharmaceuticals
  • Senior Patent Counsel, Pfizer
  • Counsel, Merck Sharp & Dohme
  • Chief Scientific Officer, CareDx
  • Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Patent Counsel, Boston Scientific
  • VP Intellectual Property & Research, RedHill Biopharma
  • Associate Director & Senior Counsel, IP & EHS, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals
  • Director, Intellectual Property, Alkermes
  • Vice President Licensing, IP & Legal Affairs, Pieris Pharmaceuticals
  • Principal Counsel, Sanofi
  • Associate Director & Corporate Counsel - Intellectual Property, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc
  • Vice President, Intellectual Property, Scholar Rock
  • Chief IP Counsel, Biogen
  • Senior Licensing Associate, University Of Central Florida
  • Legal Counsel, IP and Contracts, VBI Vaccines Inc.
  • Executive Director, IP Counsel, Bioverativ
  • Senior Patent Attorney, Takeda
  • Vice President, Intellectual Property, Alkermes
  • Patent Agent, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
  • Senior Content Manager, Novartis
  • VP Intellectual Property & Research, RedHill Biopharma
  • Senior Corporate Counsel, Sanofi
  • Director of Intellectual Property, Jounce Therapeutics
  • Partner, Venable Fitzpatrick
  • Senior Patent Counsel, Global IP, Sanofi
  • Director, Intellectual Property, Alkermes
  • Senior European Patent Attorney and US Patent Agent, Novartis
  • Patent Attorney, Novartis
  • Senior Patent Counsel, Takeda
  • VP, Patent Head Oncology & IP Site Head, Novartis 
  • Senior Counsel, Merck & Co
  • Director of Technology Transfer Policy, Harvard University, Office of Technology Development
  • General Counsel, Pharming Healthcare, Inc.
  • Senior Counsel, Sanofi
  • VP Corporate Affairs, Turnstone Biologics
  • Senior Manager, Takeda
  • Global Franchise Head, R&D Patents, Novartis
 
  • Principal, Biospark IP
  • Attorney, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Senior Counsel, Amgen
  • Senior Patent Agent, Pure Tech Health
  • VP, IP, Dicerna Pharmaceuticals , Inc
  • Senior Patent Counsel, Takeda
  • Product Sales Manager, Clarivate Analytics
  • Patent Agent, Pieris Pharmaceuticals
  • Director in Policy, Research, and Membership, PhRMA
  • Global Counsel - Intellectual Property, Mylan Inc
  • Chief IP Counsel, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Senior Corporate Counsel, Pfizer Inc
  • Patent Counsel, Boston Scientific Corporation
  • Principal Counsel, Head of Biologic Patents US, Sanofi
  • Sr. Director, IP, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
  • Principal, Biospark IP
  • Attorney, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  •  Global Franchise Head, R&D Patents, Novartis
  •  Senior Manager, Takeda
  • VP Corporate Affairs, Turnstone Biologics
  • Senior Counsel, Sanofi
  • Director of Technology Transfer Policy,Harvard University, Office of Technology Development 

Why Attend LSPN Spring?

"There was a good ratio of in-house counsels and patent professionals attending the conference. The roundtable sessions were particularly engaging"

(C W  Yeng, Head IP Strategy, Taylor Vinters Singapore)

LSPN Spring 2019 speaker faculty includes:

Eldora Ellison, Ph.D.
Eldora Ellison, Ph.D.
Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
Director
Rolando Medina
Rolando Medina
Choate
Partner
Ahmed Mousa
Ahmed Mousa
Pieris Pharmaceuticals
Vice President Licensing, IP & Legal Affairs
John Sninsky
John Sninsky
CareDx
Chief Scientific Officer
Penny Gilbert
Penny Gilbert
Powell Gilbert LLP
Partner
Arlene Chow
Arlene Chow
Hogan Lovells
Partner
Shilpi Banerjee
Shilpi Banerjee
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Chief IP Counsel
David Schwartz
David Schwartz
Smart & Biggar
Partner
David Gindler
David Gindler
Milbank
Partner
Shahan Islam
Shahan Islam
Pfizer Inc
Senior Corporate Counsel
Sally Shorthose
Sally Shorthose
Bird & Bird LLP
Partner
Atabak Royaee
Atabak Royaee
Boehringer Ingelheim USA Corp.
ATTORNEY
Jonquil Irvine
Jonquil Irvine
HGF Limited
Partner
Paul Inman
Paul Inman
Gowling WLG International Limited
Partner
Patrick Kelleher
Patrick Kelleher
Bird & Bird LLP
Partner
Filko Prugo
Filko Prugo
Ropes & Gray
Partner & Chair, Life Sciences IP Litigation
Beverley Moore
Beverley Moore
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Partner
Michael Pears
Michael Pears
Potter Clarkson LLP
UK and European Patent Attorney
Conor McDonough
Conor McDonough
Pierce Bainbridge
Partner
Charlotte Jacobsen
Charlotte Jacobsen
Ropes & Gray
IP Litigation Partner

In partnership with:

LSPN Spring partners:

CONTACT OUR TEAM
For sponsoring: 
Kirsty Pocock
Head of Commercial Partnerships
+44 (0) 203 301 8211
 
For speaking: 
Sarah Gooding 
Head of Content
+44 (0) 203 301 8227
 
For attending: 
Kate Wood
Delegate Liaison
+44 (0) 203 301 8232