Pharma and Biotech IP 2019


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Platinum sponsor

Fish & Richardson

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With a “heavyweight reputation” and a “national reach across the market” (WTR 1000), Fish & Richardson is among the top trademark firms in the United States. Our practice includes experienced trademark attorneys and paralegals who are dedicated to trademark, trade dress and domain name matters – including strategic counselling and prosecution work – as well as complex litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Fish’s trademark group offers the resources of a global IP leader, the expertise of a boutique firm and the personal service that comes with a local presence.

Gold sponsors


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Darts-ip is a database of global IP case law. We provide more than 3.5 million cases from over 3,500 courts to 30,000 IP professionals every day.

Darts-ip was built on the belief that case law is powerful and that this power should be leveraged to its fullest extent. Accessibility is the key to leveraging this power. The inability to rapidly search for and find comprehensive information from any jurisdiction has hindered IP professionals’ ability to effectively deploy the full power of case law in their daily practice.

Our exclusive document-gathering structure, combined with our unique analysis capabilities, provides an unprecedented collection of IP case data.


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Based in Istanbul, DERIS has a 105-year history of establishing, protecting and enforcing IP rights. It consists of two legal entities: DERIS Patents & Trademarks Agency AS – which counsels, files, prosecutes, registers and manages IP rights worldwide – and DERIS Attorneys at Law Partnership, which provides legal consultancy services, assistance in contentious and non-contentious matters and representation before the civil, commercial and criminal IP courts. The team comprises more than 85 staff, including IP litigators, chartered trademark and patent attorneys, European patent attorneys and paralegals.

DERIS has been active in IP litigation, prosecution, transactional intellectual property and technology licensing for many years. It counsels and represents multinational firms in a range of fields, including automotive, electronics, pharmaceuticals, machinery, chemicals, food, textiles, telecoms and plant breeding.

DERIS provides patent and trademark enforcement programmes through nationwide established and tailored projects.

In 2016 the firm was invited by the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office to participate in the preparation of the new Industrial Property Code, which Parliament enacted in 2017.

DERIS will maintain its niche IP-focused approach by expanding into areas which overlap with the IP field – such as IT law, media, advertising, competition and telecoms – with a view to remaining a reference for all IP and IT-related matters in Turkey.

The firm and its attorneys have been recognised by a range of leading international publications, including Best Lawyers, World Trademark Review, IAM, Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars, Leaders League, World Intellectual Property Review and Who’s Who.



Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market-leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, finance and financial services, energy and natural resources, life sciences and media.

Our growing European network of offices supports an international client base alongside our Silicon Valley and China colleagues. We also work in a number of other jurisdictions through dedicated country teams.

Our clients include social media sites and high street coffee chains, as well as pharmaceutical, life sciences and medical devices companies, energy suppliers, banks and technology leaders.



Finnegan is one of the largest IP law firms in the world. From offices in Atlanta, Boston, London, Palo Alto, Reston, Seoul, Shanghai, Taipei, Tokyo and Washington DC, the firm practices all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret law, including counseling, prosecution, licencing and litigation. Finnegan also represents clients in IP issues relating to European patents and trademarks, international trade, portfolio management, the Internet, e-commerce, government contracts, antitrust and unfair competition. 

IAM Market 

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An online marketplace for buy and sell-side practitioners, IAM Market brings together people who see the commercial value of intellectual property and technology and want to do business together. IAM Market aims to simplify the IP transactions market, as well as making it more transparent.

Powell Gilbert LLP

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Powell Gilbert LLP is a leading UK law firm specialising in IP litigation and advisory work. We are recognised as a top-tier firm for patent litigation in the life sciences sector, with lawyers having been involved in precedent-setting, highly complex pharma, biotech and medical device cases for decades.

We advise on medical, agricultural and industrial applications within the life sciences sector. We are experienced in a range of technical areas, including pharmaceuticals, formulation technologies, dosage regimens, enantiomers and crystalline forms, protein therapeutics, enzymes, monoclonal antibodies, vaccines, viral vectors, stem cells, genetically modified organisms, RNA interference, CRISPR/Cas 9, ELISA and nucleic acid-based diagnostics, medical devices, DNA microarrays and nanotechnology.

With a successful record before the UK Patents Court, the UK Court of Appeal, the UK Supreme Court and in referrals to the European Court of Justice, we frequently advise on dispute resolution strategy and support multinational litigation across Europe, in coordination with other jurisdictions. All of our lawyers have technical backgrounds – ranging from immunology, biochemistry and chemical engineering to molecular biology and computer sciences. Combined with our European litigation experience, this makes us ideally placed to assist clients in the forthcoming Unified Patents Court, whose life sciences central division will be based in London.

Media partners

German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property

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Established in 1891, the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR) is the largest and oldest non-profit association in Germany devoted to the protection, academic advancement and development of IP, competition and data law. With more than 5,300 members from 60 countries, GRUR offers a forum for a wide range of IP professionals.

GRUR provides IP assistance to legislative bodies and authorities, organises conferences and workshops and offers further education courses for lawyers and patent attorneys. It also publishes four leading German professional journals: GRUR, GRUR International, GRUR-RR and GRUR-Prax.

International Law Office

Launched in 1998, the International Law Office (ILO) is the nexus where global corporate counsel engage with the world’s preeminent law firms, and with each other. The ILO brand encompasses a multifaceted online resource for senior international corporate counsel, which provides tailored, quality assured updates on global legal developments, a database of the world’s major deals and the legal advisers involved, and a comprehensive directory of firms and partners. Recognising its unique relationship with global corporate counsel, ILO is an Online Media Partner to the Association of Corporate Counsel, the International Bar Association, the American Bar Association Section of International Law, the Inter-Pacific Bar Association and the European Company Lawyers Association.


Lexology is the single most trusted online source of free, accessible and searchable global legal knowledge for and by legal practitioners, delivered to more than 300,000 desktops in over 100 countries around the world each day. Lexology offers a powerful research platform with an archive of over 450,000 articles in more than 20 languages covering 50 work areas worldwide. Endorsed by more than 100 associations, corporations and corporate counsel groups, Lexology is not only considered an invaluable resource of its kind, but also regarded as the industry benchmark.

World Trademark Review


World Trademark Review is a bi-monthly, practitioner-led publication which focuses on the issues that matter to trademark professionals the world over. In each issue the experienced editorial team and extensive panel of correspondents provide in-depth coverage of national and regional trends, profile the world’s major trademark offices (including how they function and handle important registration issues), and conduct interviews with leading trademark personalities.

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