Protecting your IP and bringing it to the market

16 May 2012

Bird & Bird hosted a Life Sciences Roadshow in Oxford entitled 'Protecting your IP and bringing it to market' on Wednesday 16 May 2012.

At this seminar, our expert speakers provided an overview of the key legal issues the life sciences industry needs to know about and discussed the hot intellectual property topics faced by companies in this sector.  This seminar was invaluable for anyone involved with the life sciences industry - from start up to multi national and was an excellent opportunity to network with like-minded people.

For further information, or to register to attend future seminars please contact the Events Team at or call +44 (0)20 7905 6282. The In Focus Lecture series will be running further roadshows later in the year in Cambridge and Bristol.

The programme

17.15 - 18.00
Registration, refreshments and networking

18.00 - 19.15

Some of the issues we explored included:

  • the patent cliff and what innovators are doing to avoid it
  • second generation patents
  • supplementary protection certificates
  • obtaining Marketing Authorisations for pharmaceutical products - what options are available 
  • what investors are looking for in a life sciences start-up
  • how to get your IP into shape before obtaining funding

Tim Harris, Associate - IP (Chair)
Abby Minns, Associate - IP
Mary Smillie, Associate - IP
Henry Elliott, Associate - IP
Ali Ramadan, Associate - Corporate

19.15 - 19.30

19.30 - 21.00
Drinks, nibbles and networking