Patent Challenges & Opportunities for Medical Devices in the U.S., Europe and Asia
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (PDT)
Effective patent protection is critical to preserving the commercial value of innovative medical device technologies. However, there is no single ‘world patent,’ and patent practice and standards vary from country to country. Appreciating such differences can be critical to understanding what patent protection is available and how best to position patent applications for success in the U.S. and internationally. We will discuss some of the similarities and key differences between the patent systems in the U.S., Europe, Japan and China. In addition, we will highlight the conditions under which extended patent exclusivity can be obtained for patents covering medical devices in the U.S. and Europe.
After this presentation, participants will learn to:
1. Describe the similarities and differences between U.S. and European Patent System
2. Describe similarities and differences between U.S. and patent systems in Japan and China
3. Understand patent claim strategies in different international jurisdictions
4. Define a Supplementary Protection Certificate in Europe and under when such a right applies
5. Understand Hatch-Waxman patent term restoration and criteria for restoration of term for medical device patents
Who Should Attend?
Professionals who work for medical technology companies in the areas of regulatory affairs, marketing and business development, finance and operations, program planning, engineering, and manufacturing. Executives and managers from other industries may benefit from this presentation.
About Our Presenter
Sam Webb is a partner at Stoel Rives LLP and focuses his practice on counseling life science clients in patent-related matters. As in-house and outside counsel, he has represented clients ranging from emerging start-ups to large, publicly traded companies, and he manages global patent portfolios pertaining to business critical technologies at every stage of development. His practice includes procurement of U.S. and international patents, patent portfolio management, analysis of patent infringement and validity, due diligence evaluations, and strategic counseling with respect to the patent-related aspects of product life cycle management. Though Sam has experience with a wide range of technologies, his capabilities are particularly relevant to patent issues pertaining to drug delivery technologies and medical devices. Beyond counseling clients in matters relating to patent procurement and analysis, Sam assists clients with the negotiation and drafting of license, technology development, and collaboration agreements.
About This Seminar Series
This presentation will be the first of the upcoming "Navigating the International Highways and Byways of Medical Technology series of public seminars. Visit the UW Professional & Continuing Education website for more information. You can attend in person at University of Washington Bothell or via a live webinar connection to the presentation.
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