C5’s Life Sciences IP Summit returns for its third year offering a comprehensive programme that is bursting with variety, topical relevance and focussed discussion on the issues that really matter.

Our Summit takes place at a critical time for the industry and there is much to discuss. The UK referendum decision to leave the EU has thrown the UPC preparations into turmoil and has far reaching implications for life sciences from practical, regulatory and enforcement perspectives.


Key legislative changes around clinical trials, data privacy and trade secrets provide both increased opportunities yet simultaneously greater compliance obligations. Ongoing decisions around second medical use patents remain key to planning cross jurisdictional strategy.


Join with colleagues from across Europe to customise your learning and network in a prestigious and interactive environment.


Get up to speed with the latest legal & regulatory developments on:

  • Publishing of Clinical Trial Data
  • Second Medical Use Patents
  • The Data Privacy Regulation
  • The Trade Secrets Directive

Overcome international patentability challenges in:

  • Europe
  • United States
  • Canada
  • India
  • China


Benchmark your approach to dealing with:

  • Patent Protection
  • Biosimilar Litigation in the US
  • Patent trolls in Europe

Achieve competitive advantage in preparing for:

  • Nagoya
  • Unitary Patent Court
  • TTIP


Understand the latest thinking on:

  • Antitrust cases
  • The BioPatent Directive
  • The global challenges to patentees and the need for harmonization


4 specialised streams letting you set your own agenda:


  1. Patentability in a Global Context
  2. Key Legislative Changes in Europe
  3. Litigation and Patent Developments in the Emerging Markets
  4. Can we Continue to Rely on the Conventional System of Patent Protection?


Morning Working Group A | 9.00 – 12.00
How to successfully draft antibody filings
Morning Working Group B | 9.00 – 12.00
Negotiating the difficulties of drafting claims for Algorithms


Afternoon Working Group C | 14.00 – 17.00
Focus on how the Data Privacy Regulation will impact on your business
Afternoon Working Group D| 14.00 – 17.00
Prepare internally for Nagoya Protocol compliance

Event Contact

For sponsorship opportunities please contact:

Chris Murphy
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7878 6955

For questions about this year’s program/content, or information on how you can speak next year please contact:

Guy Lloyd
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7878 6886 x 5506