Consero’s 2015 IP Forum for Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology to Explore Protecting Global IP Within a Budget

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April Forum Is First in Switzerland for Consero

BETHESDA, MD – (April 13, 2015) – Consero Group, an international leader in hosting high-level, invitation-only events for senior executives, today announced the 2015 IP Forum for Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology to be held 20-22 April in Egerkingen, Switzerland. The upcoming Forum, strategically situated between Zürich and Basel, is the first in Switzerland for Consero.

Consero has expanded significantly since its launch in 2010, when it hosted its first legal-industry Forum.  In 2012, Consero hosted its first Forum in the UK and launched its European headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, which relocated to larger space in 2013 and again in 2014.

“Consero’s expansion continues with the addition of the 2015 IP Forum for Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology in Switzerland, and it demonstrates our commitment to offering our unique Forum experience globally,” said Paul Mandell, Founder & CEO of Consero.

“During these times of shifting patent law, IP strategy has a significant and direct impact on the growth of any company, supporting both offensive and defensive protection of IP assets both at home and in foreign markets,” said Mandell. “The upcoming Forum will explore current legal and business challenges faced by today’s Chief IP and Chief Patent Counsel, providing a unique opportunity to share best practices and knowledge that will help lead their departments and companies in the right direction.”

“The Forum will address how global IP can be protected while sticking to a budget,” said Jessica Druckman, Founder & SVP of Program Development at Consero.  “We will explore critical issues, including how to evaluate your need for full global IP protection against what you can afford, creative ways to identify which patents contribute to the bottom line, and whether it makes sense to draft patents in house.”

Additional topics will include:

  • What Is Your Five-Year IP Plan: This session will address where executives see their IP program in five years and how to get there, as well as what unique strategies can be used to maintain the necessary flexibility to respond to IP issues as they arise.
  • Research and Development in a Continuously Evolving Industry: In this session, executives will explore how to leverage recent cases and rulings to bolster inventive R&D efforts, as well as what metrics are used to evaluate the ROI of sourced R&D.
  • Over the Horizon: A Truly Unified Patent System? This session will evaluate what the introduction of the Unified Patent Court will mean for Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology in 2015, along with what innovative tricks might be considered under the new system.

About Consero

Founded in 2010, Consero Group is an international leader in creating industry-specific events for senior-level executives in industries that include: Legal, Compliance, Shared Services, Customer Experience, Finance, IT, HR, Procurement, among others. With operations in the U.S. and in Europe, Consero is best known for transforming the executive experience through intimate, invitation-only programs in a sophisticated learning environment with high-level content. For more information on Consero, please visit