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IP Forum For Life Sciences

9–11 April 2018 | Swissôtel Le Plaza Basel | Basel, Switzerland

Join like-minded senior IP leaders for inspiration and insight, networking and learning, and proven strategies to improve your business practices.

Faculty Members Include

  • PRASHANT BHAVAR (Rhizen Pharmaceutical SA), Senior Director
  • PAOLO BOTTI (Arisgen SA), Chief Science Officer
  • LUIS BRANCO (Zalgen Labs, LLC), Managing Director and Co-Founder
  • NICOLAS CARBONI (Conectus Alsace), Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
  • JANE DANCER (F-star Biotechnology Ltd), Chief Business Officer
  • TONY DOLAN (BTG International LTD), Director of Intellectual Property
  • LIZ ELMHIRST (Achilles Therapeutics), Director of Intellectual Property
  • BERND HUTTER (MorphoSys AG), Vice President, Head of Intellectual Property
  • HARRY KRAFT (Ablynx NV), Senior Patent Attorney
  • ARTHUR LALLEMENT (hVIVO), Intellectual Property Manager
  • ANNE LANE (UCL Business PLC), Executive Director
  • ANDREW LEES (Fina Biosolutions LLC), Chief Executive Officer and Scientific Director
  • PASCAL NEUVILLE (Domain Therapeutics), Chief Executive Officer
  • KIMBERLY NOONAN (WindMIL Therapeutics, Inc.), Chief Science Officer
  • SHARI PIRÉ (Cognate BioServices), Chief Legal Officer
  • CHRISTOPH REHFUESS (SOTIO a.s.), Head of Intellectual Property
  • JOHAN RENES (DLA Piper UK LLP), Partner
  • CARSTEN RICHTER (EUROIMMUN AG), Head of Division Intellectual Property, Legal
  • JÖRG SCHUMACHER (ECP Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH, an Abiomed company), Manager, Intellectual Property & Electronics, R&D
  • BERNHARD SEEHAUS (Merck KGaA), Associate General Patent Counsel
  • RICHARD SUMMERSELL (Vectura Ltd), Intellectual Property Director
  • DOMINIK TER MEER (Medigene Immunotherapies GmbH), Director, Intellectual Property & Academic Alliance Management
  • JONATHAN THWAITE (Basilea Pharmaceutica International Ltd), Head of Patents
  • DEAN THOMAS (Glenmark Pharmaceuticals SA), Senior Director, Innovative Medicines Intellectual Property
  • DR. SABINE WILDSCHÜTZ (Roche Diagnostics International AG), Chief Patent Counsel, Diabetes Care
  • IAN WILSON (Edinburgh Molecular Imaging Ltd), Chief Executive Officer
  • SAMUEL WOODLEY (Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH), Senior Patent Attorney
  • MATHIAS ZADRAZIL (Cardinal Health Switzerland), General Counsel, Legal & Compliance EMEA, Vice President
  • NADINE ZIMMERMANN (Lumeon Ltd), Director of Legal

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Topics For Discussion

  • Joint Development Partnerships & Licensing Arrangements
  • 2018’s Most Novel Financial Strategies For IP Management
  • Critical Recent Developments That Impact IP
  • M&A Lessons For IP Leadership
  • Protecting Yourself In Dealing With Government Agencies

Venue: Swissôtel Le Plaza Basel

Messepl. 25, 4005 Basel, Switzerland

Across from the Messe Basel exhibition center, this modern hotel is 2.1 km from Zoo Basel and 7 km from the colorful exhibits at the Vitra Design Museum.

General Sessions

Address top-of-mind issues in a conversational exchange among industry thought leaders, enabling participants to share lessons, expertise, leadership skills, and practical tools.


Engage in advanced dialogue in an informal boardroom-style setting on specific topics that are particularly suited to smaller group discussions.

Networking Meals

Participate in all meals and networking functions hosted on-site by Consero. These intimate gatherings provide countless opportunities to develop lasting business relationships.

Customized Itineraries

Meet with the most innovative service providers in the industry, one-on-one, based on your individual and departmental priorities. Our reputable partners are referred and vetted by your peers.

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Attendees Rave About Consero

  • “Great opportunity to connect with interesting people in an inspiring environment.”
    Marty W. | AM-Pharma
  • “Amazing mix of representation and topics! Loved every bit of the two days.”
    Prashant K. Bhauar | Rhizen Pharmaceuticals
  • “I very much enjoyed the interactive set-up and the insights from key people in the field.”
    Christoph Rehfuess | MagForce AG
  • “A terrific forum to discuss IP matter in an intimate atmosphere.”
    Bernd Hutter | MaphoSys AG

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