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Patenting Crystalline Forms—The Science and the Law

Finnegan-Hosted Event; Speaking Engagement

December 15, 2008

Brussels, Belgium

Finnegan and Aptuit Consulting are partnering to present this complimentary seminar. This seminar focuses on solid form patents of drug substances and chemical products from three different viewpoints—the preparation and prosecution of the patent application, litigation involving the patent, and the viewpoint of a solid-state pharmaceutical consultant/ expert witness. Both scientific techniques and legal strategies will be discussed.

Program schedule:

10:00 a.m. Registration

10:45 a.m. Welcome and speaker introductions

11:00 a.m. Salts, Cocrystals, Polymorphs and Disordered States - How Solid Forms Improve Critical Pharmaceutical Properties
Dr. Colleen Bleczinski, Aptuit Inc.

11:45 a.m. Patenting Solid Forms
Lori-Ann Johnson, Finnegan

12:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. Turning Valuable Pharmaceutical Solid Forms into Robust IP
Eyal H. Barash, Esq., Aptuit Consulting

2:15 p.m. Case Studies of Pharmaceutical Solids in Litigation and Prosecution
Dr. Fiona Thorley, Aptuit Inc.

3:00 p.m. Regulatory Issues and Listing of Solid Form Pharmaceutical Patents
Dr. Elizabeth Doherty, Finnegan

3:45 p.m. Q & A

4:00 p.m. Adjourn

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., lunch will be served

Le Méridien Brussels
Carrefour de l'Europe 3
Brussels 1000, Belgium

By December 1, 2008 to There is no charge to attend the program. Space is limited. For more information, please contact Barbara Saporiti at +32 (0)2 646 03 53 or