Loyens & Loeff and Arent Fox Event

The Importance of Patenting Life Sciences and Food-Related Inventions in the United States: A Historical and Current Perspective.

Active in the Life Sciences or Food sector and planning or interested in patenting inventions in the United States? On March 26 Arent Fox together with the Loyens & Loeff Life Sciences Team will organize an afternoon seminar about the patenting of Life Sciences and Food-related inventions in the U.S. Our special guests Alexander Spiegler and Jeff Vockrodt, both partners and attorneys at law specialized in patent law, will lead the event and take us into the good practices of patenting products.

The following topics and more will be discussed:

  • What is patentable in the U.S.?
  • How have patents driven value for business?
  • What recent developments in U.S. patent law may affect my company?
  • What best practices for obtaining a U.S. patent can my company implement today?
  • How can my company increase investor confidence and patent portfolio value when seeking to access the U.S. market?

Programme & Information

3:30 – 4:00 PM Welcome
4:00 – 5:30 PM Program
5:30 – 6:30 PM Drinks & Bites

Jeff Vockrodt, Partner at Arent Fox, focuses on global patent procurement and enforcement strategies, with an emphasis on chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Jeff represents both patent owners and challengers in disputes involving a wide range of technologies, including additive manufacturing, semiconductors, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and chemical processing. Jeff serves as lead counsel in inter partes review (IPR) proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), and has substantial experience throughout all aspects of ex parte and inter partes reexaminations in addition to interference proceedings before that tribunal including appeals to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC).

Alex Spiegler, also Partner at Arent Fox, is a registered patent attorney whose practice focuses on all aspects of patent law, with an emphasis on the chemical and life sciences industries. Alex has extensive experience with the US Patent & Trademark Office, specializing in patent prosecution and post-grant proceedings (e.g., inter partes reviews), in a wide variety of technologies, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and agricultural technology. Alex also provides advice on claim construction, infringement, and validity issues in litigation. Alex has been recognized by Legal 500 as a leading lawyer in Patent Prosecution

The Loyens & Loeff Life Sciences Team specializes in the fields of pharmaceuticals, life sciences and biotech. Our team members expertise in: regulatory, commercial, corporate, tax, intellectual property, competition, data protection, and employment law. We work closely together to assist our broad client portfolio that consists of investors, biotech and start-up companies as well as scale-ups and global pharmaceutical companies.


Would you like to attend the event? Please register here before 12 March.

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