How Can You Beat the Shark: The US Legal Battle of Pharma and Biotech

Top Quote Regulatory guidance given at the SMi's 7 annual Biosimilars Europe Conference Next Month. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) August 26, 2016 - Jim Nelson, Senior Shareholder and Principal from intellectual property lawyers, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner, will be discussing litigation battles between pharma and biotech at SMi's 7th annual Biosimilars Europe conference when it returns to Central London next month.

    With over 40 years of experience in the intellectual property field, the business concentration of his practice involves small to medium size pharma and biotech companies. Jim has presented talks on IP prosecution, opinion and litigation practice at pharmaceutical and chemical conferences and intellectual property organizations and associations throughout the world.

    Taking a global look at traditional and new markets, his keynote at Biosimilars Europe 2016 will give regulatory guidance on IPR proof patents and explore alternatives to BPCIA.

    When asked about the upcoming show and importance of biosimilar drug development, he said:
    "Schwegman has been a sponsor of SMI conferences on pharmaceutical generics and biological biosimilars for many years. Schwegman has found that though cooperation and work with companies in the industry that research can lead to breakthroughs in development of the drug, often making it better as well as more affordable. These breakthroughs are as important as the original development of the drug. "

    "For a company in this position, it is important to understand that the company should protect this breakthrough by procurement of intellectual property covering the development. While this may seem an oxymoron for companies in this business, such developments happen frequently and lead to advancement of treatment of disease. The IP protection helps promote further scientific development."

    Biosimilars Europe 2016 will take place on 29th and 30th September at the Holiday Inn Kensington Forum in Central London. The programme will also include expert insight from the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, the Irish Health Products Regulatory Authority, the Norwegian Medicines Agency, Bristows LLP, Boehringher Ingelheim, Firstword, IMS Health, Abzena, Shanghai CP Guojian Pharmaceuticals, Merck Group, Lupin Limited and more.

    Further information including a detailed agenda and full speaker line-up is available online at

    7thth Annual Biosimilars Europe Conference
    29th-30th September 2016
    Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, London, UK
    Sponsored by Abzena and Schwegman Lundberg Woessner

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    Email: amalick ( @ ) smi-online dot co dot uk

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