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IP Forum For Life Sciences

24–26 April 2017, Steigenberger Drei Mohren, Augsburg, Germany

Join like-minded Chief IP Counsel and other senior in-house counsel for inspiration and insight, networking and learning, and proven strategies to improve your business practices.

Faculty Members Include

  • MARYANNE ARMSTRONG (Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch, LLP), Partner
  • GWILYM ATTWELL (Fish & Richardson, P.C.), Principal
  • MICHAEL BENNETT (Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult), Head of Transactions and Intellectual Property
  • RANDY BERHOLTZ (Innovus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.), Executive Vice President and General Counsel
  • PRASHANT BHAVAR (Rhizen Pharmaceuticals S.A.), Head of Intellectual Property
  • CHRISTOF BULL (UCB Biopharma SPRL), Associate General Patent Counsel
  • PAUL CALVO (Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.), Director
  • MICHAEL DEGN (MultiLing), Vice President, Global Sales
  • TONY DOLAN (BTG International Ltd), Director, Intellectual Property
  • CONRAD ECKHARDT (Leica Biosystems), Head of Intellectual Property
  • ELDORA ELLISON (Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.), Director
  • LIZ ELMHIRST (Achilles Therapeutics), Director, Intellectual Property
  • OLIVER ERNST (Brainlab AG), Director, Intellectual Property
  • INSA FLECHSLER (Photocure ASA), Director, Intellectual Property & Legal
  • LAURENCE GAINEY (AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals Ltd.), Senior Patent Attorney
  • TODD GARCIA (Fish & Richardson, P.C.), Principal
  • HOGNE HALLARÅKER (Arctic Nutrition AS), President and Chief Executive Officer
  • BERND HUTTER (MorphoSys AG), Head of Intellectual Property
  • JAN JEZEK (Arecor Ltd), Chief Scientific Officer
  • HARRY KRAFT (Ablynx NV), Senior Patent Attorney
  • ARTHUR LALLEMENT (hVIVO Services Limited), Intellectual Property Manager
  • ANNE LANE (UCL Business PLC), Executive Director
  • STEPHAN MEIER (Bayer AG), Head of Patents Pharma Biologics & Animal Health Operations
  • GERALD MURPHY (Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch, LLP), Partner
  • BONNIE NANNENGA-COMBS (Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.), Director
  • SHARI PIRÉ (Cognate BioServices, Inc.), Chief Legal Officer
  • CHRISTOPH REHFUESS (SOTIO a.s.), Head of Intellectual Property
  • BERNHARD SEEHAUS (Merck KGaA), Associate General Patent Counsel
  • ADRIAN SPILLMAN (Valneva), Head of Corporate Intellectual Property
  • RICHARD SUMMERSELL (Vectura Ltd), Intellectual Property Director
  • SONJA WOITSCH (KWS SAAT SE), Head of Intellectual Property Evaluation

Forum Chair

  • GWILYM ATTWELL (Fish & Richardson, P.C.), Principal

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Topics For Discussion

  • Weaving IP Into The Corporate Strategy
  • How Does Uniformity Affect Your IP Strategy?
  • Harnessing The Power Of The Post-Grant
  • Managing The Inside-Outside Counsel Working Relationship
  • ROI: Getting The Most Bang For Your Buck (And Proving It To Management)

Venue: Steigenberger Drei Mohren

Maximilianstraße 40, 86150 Augsburg, Germany

The tradition-steeped Hotel Steigenberger Drei Mohren is situated on Augsburg’s spectacular Maximilianstraße, beside the Schaezlerpalais. Set in a building that dates to 1722, this executive venue is 1.1 km from the city train station.

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

  • “The best networking event I am aware of.”
    Bernd Hutter | Mapho Sys AG
  • “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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