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Christine G. Espino, PhD, Attorney, Proskauer Rose LLP to Speak at The Knowledge Groupís Live Webcast

New York, NY, January 11, 2017 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Christine G. Espino, PhD, Attorney, Proskauer Rose LLP will speak at a 2-hour webcast entitled “Strategic Patent Portfolio and Lifecycle Development for Pharma & Biotech Industries Significant Issues Live Webcast” This two-hour event is scheduled on January 12, 2017 @ 12:00pm - 12:00pm ET.

Event Summary:

In a highly competitive and constantly changing market of today, the pharmaceutical industry is looking for suitable ways to extend the profitability of its products up to and beyond patent expiry, so medical device IP Portfolios are becoming increasingly relevant for pharma. Due to the expensive cost associated with the Research and Development (R&D), it is becoming crucial to implement integrated Life Cycle Management (LCM) strategies that would maximize revenues and extend the lifespan of patent portfolios. In cases where patent extension is not an option, and the product is nearing patent cliff, drug innovators are increasingly relying upon medical device IP to decelerate the pace of revenue loss from generic competition.

Without strong product LCM strategies, pharmaceutical companies are more likely to be exposed to legal challenges and revenue risks. In this two-hour live webcast, a stellar panel assembled by The Knowledge Group will offer a discussion on the most significant issues involving patent portfolio and LCM strategies. The panel will also provide a roadmap through the R&D process and will help the audience understand the best practices in minimizing the risks associated with patent portfolio and lifecycle development.

Key Issues:

· Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Patent Life Cycles – An Overview
· Patent Term Adjustments for Biotech and Pharma
· Role of PTA in Medical Device and Pharma Patent Life Cycle
· Patent Term Extension
· Patentability and Implications for Life Sciences Innovation
· Portfolio Strategies
· Common Risks and Pitfalls
· Up-to-the-minute Regulatory Updates

About Christine G. Espino

Christine is an associate in the Litigation Department, and a member of the Life Sciences Patent practice. She works with clients at all stages of product development, from early-stage R&D through clinical trials and product commercialization. She brings the dual perspectives of scientist and attorney to her role as counsel on US and foreign patent prosecution, transactional due diligence, and freedom-to-operate and patentability analyses.

Prior to joining Proskauer Christine worked as an intellectual property associate at two leading Boston law firms, where she worked with large academic, institutional and corporate clients in all phases of product development and patent prosecution strategy. She drafted and prosecuted U.S. and foreign patent applications, assisted in due diligence for financing, and conducted freedom-to-operate and patentability analyses in the life sciences area.

About Proskauer Rose LLP

Proskauer is a leading international law firm focused on creating value. Founded in 1875 and with over 700+ lawyers active in virtually every major market worldwide, the firm is recognized not only for its legal excellence, but also its dedication to client service. Their clients include many of the world’s top companies, financial institutions, investment funds, not-for-profit institutions, governmental entities and other organizations across industries and borders. They have offices in New York, Boston, Beijing, Chicago, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Paris, São Paulo and Washington, D.C., as well as Boca Raton, Newark and New Orleans.

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries.
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