2nd annual Pharma and Biotech IP Summit


For sponsorship opportunities please contact John Eborall at jeborall@GlobeBMG.com.

Gold sponsors


A1_Deris LogoBased 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.



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. 

Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells

Our team of life sciences IP lawyers are part of a global network which includes more than 500 life sciences and healthcare lawyers. We work closely with clients and each other to tackle tough issues and difficult to enter markets.

We combine a global outlook with local knowledge across the lifecycle of IP assets – from development, commercialisation and licensing through to maturity. We not only defend clients, but also help them to create and grow, regardless of whether they operate in a traditional life sciences industry or are part of a new generation operating at the intersection of industries.

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.

It allows IP owners to profile their licensing, sales operations and technology transfer programmes, as well as provide details of specific rights that they are interested in transacting. Meanwhile, it allows IP buyers to search IP assets based on industry, technology and transaction type, while also facilitating requests for intellectual property and technology. IAM has no stake in or knowledge of the deals.

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.

Smart & Biggar/Featherstonehaugh

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Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh is Canada’s largest and highest-ranked firm practising exclusively in IP and technology law. We work with global and Canadian businesses and associate firms, helping them to secure, protect and maximise the value of their innovations and IP investments in Canada. We are consistently recognised as a leading Canadian IP firm by a wide range of third-party Canadian and international rankings.

Our leading life sciences professionals provide expertise in lifecycle management, patent prosecution, procurement, enforcement, market access and regulatory compliance through an integrated team approach with technical depth that is unparalleled in Canada. We recognise the importance of coordinating patent prosecution and enforcement with the regulatory and market status of pharmaceutical and biologic drug products throughout their lifecycle – from early clinical development and regulatory approval to litigation and beyond.

Bronze sponsor

CPA Global Management Services Ltd

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CPA Global Management Services Ltd is a leading IP management and technology company. We have developed The IP Platform, which delivers integrated innovation and IP portfolio software, services and insights across the entire idea lifecycle, supporting clients every step of the way to realise the value of their ideas. IP One Data is at the heart of The IP Platform, empowering clients with comprehensive, verified and reliable data. We are trusted by many of the world’s leading corporations and law firms and are backed by a global team of more than 2,000 passionate and visionary people.

Networking sponsor

Aird & McBurney LP

Propelled by the vision and energy of Peter McBurney – aird-mcburney-logoa statesman in the Canadian IP industry for almost 50 years – Aird & McBurney LP was established with a group of leading, highly qualified and experienced patent agents who have been working together for more than two decades. Clients range from individual inventors and small start-up companies to universities, hospitals and research facilities and large Canadian and multinational corporations, including Fortune 100 companies.

Aird & McBurney LP works together with Aird & Berlis LLP in order to secure IP protection and enforce IP rights. Clients benefit from the integration of patent agency and legal services within a single, full-service organisation.

Media partners

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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