Lunch & Learn | Patenting Antibodies in the U.S. and Europe

In collaboration with
Venner Shipley




Antibodies are the fastest growing class of therapeutic large molecules. Differences in patent strategy, and patent law in different jurisdictions, can yield widely divergent economic outcomes for antibody products. These strategic and legal differences have a particularly significant impact in the world’s largest markets: the U.S. and Europe. Join us for a discussion of some key similarities and differences between U.S. and European law, recent changes in the law of both jurisdictions, and strategies to yield optimized claim scope in both jurisdictions with the same application.
This presentation will cover:

  • The United States Patent & Trademark Office’s position on written description and patenting antibodies.
  • Recent U.S. case law and guidelines, and what they mean for designing your patent strategy.
  • The European Patent Office’s position on patenting antibodies.
  • What to include in the patent specification to protect your antibodies in Europe.

Zak Megeed, Squire Patton Boggs LLP(Covering U.S. patent law)
Anton Hutter, Venner Shipley LLP (Covering European patent law)


Lunch & Learn | Patenting Antibodies in the U.S. and Europe


April 30, 2015
11:00am — 11:30am: Registration and Networking
11:30am — 12:30pm: Program


HCP/BayBio Event Center
250 East Grand Ave. Suite 26
South San Francisco, CA 94080


Members: Free
Non-members: $75

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