Conference Co-Chairs

Joel Coles

Partner
Powell Gilbert LLP

Rachel Mumby

Partner
Bristows LLP

Ruud van der Velden

Partner
Hogan Lovells

UPC Judges

Honorable András Kupecz

Legally Qualified Judge, Central Division, Munich Section
Unified Patent Court

Honorable Edger Brinkman

Legally Qualified Judge, Local Division, The Hague
Unified Patent Court

Government

Gabriele Venskaityte

Case Handler
European Commission - DG COMP

Academics

Pr. Dr. Holger Gohlke

Professor for Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Associations

Sergio Napolitano

General Counsel and External Relations Director
Medicines for Europe

In-House Counsel

Sabrina Duschner

VP Patent Litigation Strategy
Fresenius Kabi

James Horgan

Assistant Managing Counsel
Merck Sharp & Dohme (UK) Ltd.

Frank Landolt

Chief Counsel, IP and Legal
Confo Therapeutics

Julia Pike

Global IP Head
Sandoz

Karin Pramberger

Head of IP
Polpharma Group

Jiri Slavik

Director, IP
Adalvo

Jochen Spuck

Chief Technology Officer
EconSight

Brigitte Carion-Taravella

Principal Patent Counsel, Lead Biologics IP EU Global IP Department, Legal, Ethics & business Integrity
Sanofi

Shohta Ueno

Senior Director, Assistant General Counsel – Dispute Resolution
Regeneron

Outside Counsel

Stefania Bergia

Partner
Simmons & Simmons LLP

Dr. Ulrich Blumenröder

Partner
Grünecker Patent

Thierry Calame

Partner
Lenz & Staehelin

Christoph de Coster

Partner
Taylor Wessing

Michael Cottler

Partner
Gemini Law

Ross Cummings

Partner
Gill Jennings & Every LLP

Kirsty Dolphin

Partner
Venner Shipley

Hazel Ford

Partner
Mathys & Squire

Mark van Gardingen

Partner
Brinkhof

Frits Gerritzen

Partner
Allen & Overy

Willemijn Gommans

Team Leader, Biotechnology
NLO

Markus Grammel

Partner
Grünecker Patent

Eduardo Hallak

Founding Partner
Licks Attorneys

Wendela Hårdemark

Partner
Westerberg & Partners

Martin Herzog

Managing Partner
Herzog IP

Marleen van den Horst

Patent Litigator/UPC Representative
La Gro Geelkerken Advocaten

Professor Willem Hoyng

Partner
HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER Chairman, Advisory Committee of the UPC Member, Drafting Committee of the Rules of Proceedings of the UPC

Oliver Jan Jüngst

Partner
Bird & Bird

Oliver Kingsbury

Partner
Elkington + Fife LLP

Gregor König

Partner
König Szynka Tilmann von Renesse

Daan de Lange

Partner
Brinkhof

Josep Montefuso

Partner
Clifford Chance, S.L.P.

Alexander Roussanov

Partner
Arnold & Porter

Sanjeev Kumar Tiwari

Partner & Litigation Practice Chair
K&S Partners | Intellectual Property Attorneys

Derk Visser

Of Counsel
EIP Partnership LLP

Thomas Wolter

Partner
Mewburn Ellis LLP

Huiya Wu

Partner
Goodwin Procter LLP