Lathrop GPM Partner James H. Velema to Participate in a Panel at the C5 Life Sciences IP Summit in Munich, Germany
BOSTON, Sept. 27, 2022
The session is titled A Tactical Tool-Kit for Antibody and Epitope Claims: The Latest Strategies for Successfully Claiming Antibody Patents and Epitopes in Europe and the U.S.
BOSTON, Sept. 27, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Lathrop GPM partner James H. Velema will participate in a panel at the C5 Life Sciences IP Summit on October 18, 2022, at 9:45 am MEZ in Munich, Germany. The session is titled A Tactical Tool-Kit for Antibody and Epitope Claims: The Latest Strategies for Successfully Claiming Antibody Patents and Epitopes in Europe and the U.S.
The panelists will discuss the solutions for successful patenting strategies and global commercialization. Points of discussion include:
- Tactical tools for drafting and claiming antibodies in view of developing case law in Europe and the U.S.
- Understanding different patent office interpretations of antibody claims
- Drafting claims to secure protection across different jurisdictions
- Examining the U.S. Federal Circuit decision in Amgen v Sanofi
- Assessing the recent EPO Board of Appeal decision maintaining a functional epitope antibody genus claim
James Velema leads Lathrop GPM's biotech patent prosecution team. His practice includes patent preparation and prosecution, due diligence and opinion work in all areas of biotechnology, including biologic therapies, research tools, screening assays, bioprocessing and purification. A particular focus of his work has involved representing clients in the fields of RNA silencing and antibody technology. He assists a wide variety of clients ranging from start-ups and emerging biotechnology companies to large academic research institutions and Fortune 500 biotechnology companies. In addition, James has considerable research experience in industry and academia.
The C5 Life Sciences IP Summit is an annual conference for leaders in intellectual property. The international event is hosted by the C5 Group, which provides opportunities that bring together business leaders, professionals and international experts from around the world to learn, meet, network, and make the contacts that create opportunities.
About Lathrop GPM LLP
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Jasmine Trillos-Decarie, Lathrop GPM, 720.931.3125, Jasmine.Decarie@lathropgpm.com
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