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.

Why Attend LSPN Spring?

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.  

"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:

Nick McDonald
Potter Clarkson

Brian Slater
Pierce Bainbridge

Yoon Kang
Smart & Biggar

Zoe Butler
Powell Gilbert

Anita Varma
White & Case
Intellectual Property Partner

Ha Kung Wong
Venable Fitzpatrick

John Kirkland
Director, Intellectual Property

Nicholas Sutcliffe
Mewburn Ellis
Partner, Patent Attorney

Mark Izraelewicz
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun

Chris Cowles
Burns Levinson

John Serio
Burns Levinson

Emily Hayes
Mewburn Ellis
Partner, Patent Attorney

Richard Emmons
Burns Levinson

Sara Citrowske
Boston Scientific Corporation
Patent Counsel

Chad Davis
Dechert LLP

Lin Hymel
Arent Fox

Mary J Morry
Merck & Co
Senior Counsel

Atsuko Polzin
Scholar Rock
Vice President, Intellectual Property

Danielle Abramson
RedHill Biopharma
VP Intellectual Property & Research

In partnership with:

LSPN Spring partners:

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