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Indiana Life Sciences Collaboration Conferences Series

Untangling Global Life Sciences Intellectual Property Issues

November 14, 2008
Location:
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Bloomington, Indiana
Cook Medical World Headquarters
Sponsors:
Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
Cook Medical
IU School of Law—Bloomington
Overview:

Protecting the considerable investment in intellectual property that is required in the globally competitive life sciences industries is a critical component of success. This conference will explore many practical issues related to both U.S. and international intellectual property specific to the life sciences.

*This conference has been approved for 4.5 hours of Indiana CLE credit.

8–8:50 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:50–9:00 a.m.
Welcome
Speaker:
Dan Peterson, VP Industry & Government Affairs, Cook Group Incorporated
Lauren Robel, Dean and Val Nolan Professor, IU School of Law, Bloomington
Dominic P. Zanfardino, Intellectual Property Attorney, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
9–10:15 a.m.
Panel Discussion: What All Life Sciences Executives Should Know About IP—Basic Patent Protections to Patent Law in an International Context
Moderator:
Lauren Robel, Dean and Val Nolan Professor, Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington
Panelists:
Kevin Collins, Associate Professor, IU School of Law, Bloomington
Yvonne Cripps, Harry T. Ice Professor, IU School of Law, Bloomington
D. Michael Young, VP and Chief IP Counsel, Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
10:15–10:45 a.m.
Break
10:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Perspectives from Asia, Europe, and the U.S.: A Multijurisdictional Panel
Moderator:
Dominic P. Zanfardino, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
Panelists:
Jeffrey M. Duncan, U.S. Patent Attorney, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
Robert Jehan, European Patent Attorney, Williams Powell (London)
Shigeru Itoh, Japanese Patent Attorney, Itoh & Associates (Tokyo)
Yuanlin Shen, Chinese Patent Attorney, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
12:00 p.m.–1:15 p.m.
Lunch
 
Protecting Innovation in the Life Sciences: U.S. and International Perspectives
Introduction:
Lauren Robel, Dean and Val Nolan Professor, Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington
 
Keynote Address
Speaker:
Rebecca S. Eisenberg, Robert and Barbara Luciano Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School
1:15–1:45 p.m.
Break
1:45–3 p.m.
Industry Viewpoints: The Practical Aspects of IP Opportunities and Challenges
Moderator:
Kevin Leffel, Director, Intellectual Property, Cook Group Incorporated
Panelists:
Bob Armitage, Sr. VP & General Counsel, Eli Lilly & Co.
Mike Hiles, VP Research & Clinical Affairs, Cook Biotech
Joseph Topmiller, Associate Counsel, Zimmer, Inc.
3–3:15 p.m.
Conference Conclusion
Speaker:
Dan Peterson, VP Industry & Government Affairs, Cook Group Incorporated