Patent Eligibility Around the World (RECORDING)
Patent eligibility is a significant concern to IP owners and inventors in determining how to invest time, money, and resources in research and development. The panel will discuss issues, observations, and concerns regarding patent eligibility through the lens of practitioners in a variety of technical fields and jurisdictions.
Partner, Patent Attorney
Haseltine Lake Kempner LLP
David Hammond is a partner at the European IP firm Haseltine Lake Kempner LLP, practicing in the FMCG, life sciences and healthcare areas with a particular focus on small and large molecule therapeutics, microfluidic-based lab-on-a-chip technologies and food tech. David is part of HLK’s specialist Oppositions team, regularly representing clients in EPO opposition and appeal hearings.
Assistant General Counsel - Patents
Johnson & Johnson
Wayne Jaeschke is a patent attorney in the Johnson and Johnson Global Legal Organization with close to 30 years of experience providing counsel to clients in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, and medical device fields. Wayne currently serves as co Vice-Chair to IPO’s International Patent Law and Trade Committee and Chair of the WIPO and International Patent Practice sub-committee.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Chris Johns is a partner at Finnegan. He focuses on patent application drafting, prosecution, and portfolio development. He also works on litigations, ITC investigations, PTAB trials, and appeals. He provides domestic and international clients with strategic IP counseling. Chris works on matters in a variety of technical areas, from telecommunications and business methods, to medical devices and household goods. Before private practice, Chris served for nearly five years as a USPTO patent examiner. Chris co-authored and co-edited a recent book covering patent eligibility issues in more than a dozen countries.
Mauricio Samano is a senior associate at the patent department of the Mexican based law firm OLIVARES. His work in OLIVARES mainly focuses in prosecuting Chemical, Biotechnological and Pharmaceutical patent applications, as well as in providing technical opinions regarding patent infringement. He has experience in conducting state of the art searches and drafting patent applications. Additionally, he is a member of the International Patent Law and Trade Committee, as well as of the Latin American Practice Committee of Intellectual Property Owners (IPO) organization.