Track II – Engagement with Young Companies
Track II – Engagement with Young Companies

25 May 2018

13:30 - 15:00 Fourth Parallel Session

Track II – Engagement with Young Companies
Managing Patent Portfolios

  13:30 - 15:00

Managing IP and especially patents are essential for early technology. It is challenging for both academic centres as well as young SMEs. This session will provide some insights on current hot topics, including: the CRISPR patent landscape; evolving plausibility and data requirements before the EPO; IP challenges for antibodies and immunotherapy; tips for drafting robust patents; and the latest on software patenting.

Moderator: Koen Verhoef, Director of TTO, the Netherlands Cancer Institute – Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital (NKI-AVL), the Netherlands

Speakers: Richard Gibbs, Managing Partner, Marks and Clerk, UK
Donald McNab, Patent Attorney, Marks & Clerk, Cambridge, UK