IIPRD Webinar 12 June 2020






Strategic Prosecution of EP Patent Applications in the Pharmaceutical/BioSimilar space

12th June 2020

4:30 PM IST/ 12:00 Noon London

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About the Webinar

With Patents becoming a core part of the existing economic ecosystem, particularly for Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, Chemical, and Drug Industries; creation and exploitation of Patent Portfolios has become an industry in itself; especially with the cost of development and protection of the portfolio being enormous. Thus, besides understanding of Patent Laws and Practices prevalent in India, it is imperative to understand practices in economically and financially important geographies such as in Europe.
Khurana and Khurana (K&K, India) and J A Kemp (EP) will be holding a Joint Webinar to demystify various aspects of patent protection strategies in EP/UK, including practices that Applicants' may adopt for comprehensive protection and prosecution of EP/UK Patent Applications. Aspects that would be covered in the webinar include:

  • Key pointers to be kept in mind while responding to EP Office Actions in the Pharmaceutical domain.
  • Aspects to be kept in mind while amending claims, adding new claim limitations in view of prosecution estoppel and third party observations
  • Specific pointers to be kept in context while assessing Freedom to Operate (FTO) for Pharmaceutical Formulations and Compositions.
  • Best practices while defending oppositions against new-form compound patents.

  • About the Speaker

      Mr. Chris Milton
    Chris is a partner based in J A Kemp’s London office. He handles patent work covering abroad range of chemical technologies, including small-molecule pharmaceuticals, chemical/enzymatic modification of biological molecules for pharmaceutical uses,pharmaceutical formulations, plant protection products, industrial processes and catalysts,and oil and fuel additives. As part of his work on pharmaceuticals and plant protection products, Chris is a member of J A Kemp’s team specialising in SPCs (Supplementary Protection Certificates). He is experienced in filing and prosecuting SPCs and patent term extensions for pharmaceutical and plant protection products throughout the world. He also advises clients on how to optimise their patent strategy in view of future SPC filings. Chris also has extensive experience of prosecuting Indian patent applications for European-based clients.

      Mr. Tarun Khurana
    Tarun has over 18 years of experience in a broad range of Intellectual Property (IP) subject matters, and is the Co-Founding Partner and Patent Attorney of Khurana & Khurana (K&K) and of its Patent Research and IP Asset Management Firm, IIPRD, both of which are among the Leading IP and Commercial/Corporate Law Practices with 10 Offices in India, and over 180 Professionals. The firms also have regional offices in US, Vietnam, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. Tarun focuses on Patent Preparation, Prosecution and Litigation Opinions for Computer Implemented, Telecommunication, Electronics, and Mechanical subject matters. His education includes Bachelors in Computer Science from Pune University, Masters in Software Systems from BITS Pilani, Bachelors of Law from CCS University, an MBA from the prestigious IIM Lucknow, and is in pursuit of a PhD.



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