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De Clercq & Partners IP Seminar 2024

Jun 14, 2024
08:30 - 18:00
Auberge du Pêcheur
Pontstraat 41
9831 Sint-Martens-Latem
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Registration fee (excl. VAT):
- € 200.00 for companies and private practitioners
- € 100.00 for universities and non-profit organizations
Please note that all invoices will be issued after payment of the registration fee.

We are excited to announce the date of the 2024 De Clercq & Partners Intellectual Property seminar.

On Friday June 14, 2024, we will be taking over Auberge du Pêcheur once again for an engaging day full of thought-provoking talks and invaluable networking opportunities! By good custom, we aim to provide you with the latest updates in patent and trademark prosecution.


Morning session
Chaired by Caroline Hennin (European & Belgian Patent Attorney – De Clercq & Partners)

08.30h Registration and Coffee

09.10h Welcome and introduction
Ann De Clercq (Founding Partner – De Clercq & Partners)

09.15h Evolving Patent Description in the US and Other Challenges
Dan Morath (Partner, Patent Law Works, US)

10.05h Evolutions in Patenting at the EPO and EU level
European & Belgian Patent Attorneys – De Clercq & Partners

10.55h Coffee break

11.20h Harmonization of IP Rights and Their Enforcement Through Effective Measures, Procedures and Remedies in BE and Elsewhere: Room for Improvement – Call To Action.
Dieter Delarue (Partner, Van Innis & Delarue, BE)

12.00h Walking lunch, served in Auberge du Pêcheur

Afternoon session
Chaired by Sakina Bounaga (Partner– De Clercq & Partners)

13.30h The Unified Patent Court – A Year in Review and Future Horizons
Christophe Ronse (Partner – Altius, BE)

14.30h Research in an Open Innovation Environment
André Clerix (Director IP - IMEC)

15.10h Coffee break

15.40h Flexible Research and Commercial License Agreements for Innovative Biologics
Dimor Elbers - Business Development Licensing - Lonza Benelux BV

16.10h Regulatory Exclusivity Provisions and the Interplay with Patent/SPC Protection
Tine Carmeliet (Lawyer – Allen & Overy)

16.55h Closing remarks

17.05h Closing reception at the Conference Venue, Auberge du Pêcheur


• Practitioners involved in drafting, prosecuting and litigating patents and trademarks
• Representatives from technology transfer offices
• Legal representatives
• Policymakers
• Inventors
• Investors
• CEOs


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