SCS Seminar on Intellectual Property (IP) 2024 – Hands-on Workshop for Scientist in Life Sciences

SCS Seminar on Intellectual Property (IP) 2024 – Hands-on Workshop for Scientist in Life Sciences

The SCS Seminar on IP 2024 with focus on  researchers, technology transfer managers, and others which are required to deal with life science related intellectual property, in particular patents, and enhance their capabilities to assess and manage patent related novelty, inventive step and freedom-to-operate risks.

Start Date 07.11.2024 - 10:00
Event End 08.11.2024 - 16:15
Location Centre Loewenberg
Löwenberg 45B, 3280 Murten, Switzerland

Some basic knowledge about IP will be beneficial for this hands-on workshosp. The two days will also provide a platform to exchange practical experience on IP management and form a network that can be actively used also after the seminar. 

Target Group
Scientists working in industry with some experience in the field of IP and patents

Participants will learn about

  • Fundamentals about life science IP, in particular patents, in an international context for both chemistry and biotech related inventions.
  • Practical guidance how to conduct patent searches for both patentability and freedom-to-operate questions including assessment and management of freedom-to-operate related risks.
  • Practical guidance how to develop an IP protection strategy including designing patent claims …

Teaching Body and Experts

  • Dr. Christian Moser-Nickles, patent expert, Eidgenössisches Institut für Geistiges Eigentum
  • Dr. Michael Cock, Swiss Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney, dr. kock consulting, Basel
  • Beat Rauber, Global Quality Manager Group Patents, F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
  • Mark Schweizer, President, Swiss Federal Patent Court
  • Bernard Volken, Attorney-at-Law / Partner, Troller Hitz Troller
  • Jonathan Thwaite, Head of Patents, Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd