de clercq & partners annual ip seminar

De Clercq & Partners is happy to announce the programme of our yearly one-day patent seminar, an event that brings together cutting-edge topics and prominent figures from the industry to provide you with the latest developments in Intellectual Property.

Join us on Friday November 30, 2018 at the Auberge du Pêcheur in Sint-Martens-Latem (Belgium) for an engaging day full of thought-provoking talks and invaluable networking opportunities!



Registration and coffee


Welcome and introduction

Ann De Clercq, Founding Partner - De Clercq & Partners


Morning session

Chaired by Liesbet Paemen (Partner - De Clercq & Partners)


09.00h: Computer Implemented Inventions in Healthcare, the EPO approach
Gino Herreman, Director Medical Technology - European Patent Office, NL

09.50h: Antibody patenting from a USPTO perspective
James Velema, Partner - Lathrop & Gage, US

10.40h: Coffee break

11.10h: Antibodies and beyond from an EPO perspective
Sönke Holtorf, Director HBC - European Patent Office, NL


Walking lunch


Afternoon session

Chaired by Koen Vanhalst (Partner - De Clercq & Partners)

13.30h: SPC decisions from the last year: evolution or revolution?
Mike Snodin, CPA EPA Director - Park Grove IP, UK

14.20h: The duty of full and frank disclosure in ex parte actions
Kristof Neefs, Partner - Inteo, BE

15.10h: Coffee break

15.40h: Top 10 – 2018 Annual Review Trade Mark and Design Law
Beer, horses, bulls, chocolate, champagne, shoes, forklifts and other tasty stuff in a mix of remarkable, ground-breaking and confusing decisions from the EU and Belgian courts
Dieter Delarue, Partner - Van Innis & Delarue, BE

16.30h: Unitary patent package: update of the day
Pieter Callens, Senior Counsel - Eubelius, BE


Closing remarks


Networking reception

Event Details


Friday, November 30, 2018 (08:30 h - 17:30 h)


Auberge du Pêcheur
Pontstraat 41
9831 Sint-Martens-Latem


Registration fee (excl. VAT):
- € 200.00 for companies and private practitioners
- € 100.00 for universities and non-profit organizations


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