How to Best Exploit Your IP Assets: Patenting Strategy and Agreement Terms


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Dato(er) - 20-04-2017
15:00 - 17:00

Forskningsparken (Oslo Science Park)

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Oslo Medtehc’s IP/Law Forum explores various aspects on the topic of IP Asset Management. The forum is organized as a series of workshops and seminars that will guide companies through the legal landscape of Intellectual property rights management.

On April 20th, Langseth Advokatfirma and Dehns Patent Attorneys will examine how best to exploit your IP assets through patenting strategy and agreement terms.

Meeting room HAGEN 2 at Oslo Science Park.

If you are a member of Oslo Medtech, you are more than welcome to join!


15:00 Coffee and networking

15:30 Welcome & introduction to the IP/Law Forum by Ane Solesvik Oppedal, Oslo Medtech

15:40 Securing Intellectual Property Rights agreements by Theresa Comiskey Olsen, Attorney at Law/ Partner, Langseth Advokatfirma

Field of use?

Exclusivity vs. semi/sole vs. non-exclusivity?

IP: patents and/or know-how?

Improvements, new developments, included?

Right to sub-license?

«Grant back» rights to licensor?

16:10 developing a patenting strategy for spin-outs, start-ups and SMEs by Deborah Owens, UK and European Patent Attorney, Dehns Patent and Trademark Attorneys

A whistle-stop tour around some of the important issues to consider including:

Patent basics for aspiring entrepreneurs

When to file a patent – balancing publication and protection

What to patent? What can I patent?

What is a patent useful for?

Are other types of IP useful?

Freedom to operate

Costs and timelines

Inventorship and ownership.

16:40 Q&A and discussion

17:00 wrap up & end by Ane Solesvik Oppedal, Oslo Medtech


Theresa Comiskey Olsen is an American lawyer who has spent most of her career working within pharma/life sciences.  Theresa joined Langseth Law Firm in 2016 after setting up in private practice with a focus on negotiating and drafting of international agreements for pharma/biotech/medtech companies. Prior to this Theresa was General Counsel and Company Secretary for Nycomed.

Deborah Owen is a UK and European patent attorney specialising in life sciences and biotechnology, with particular experience in the areas of cell biology, immunology and antibody technology.  Deborah’s expertise as a patent attorney has been acknowledged by her being named as a leader in her field in key legal directories, including Chambers Legal Directory and the Legal 500. Deborah joined Dehns in 1996 and has been a partner since 2009.




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