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One day workshop on protecting pharmaceutical & biotechnology inventions in Europe

The European Patent Office (EPO) and the European Business and Technology Centre (EBTC) in association with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) are conducting a ‘One day workshop on protecting pharmaceutical & biotechnology inventions in Europe'. This workshop is a part of ongoing initiatives to support the creation of a strong IP ecosystem and capacity building of Indian industry and stakeholders.


Pharmaceutical and biotechnology inventions are highly complex and require years of R&D and investment to create innovative and marketable products. It is therefore vital to protect the intellectual property (IP) created.



  • To provide an overview of the European patent system including Unitary Patents.
  • To introduce procedures and practices for filing patent applications with EPO, including grant and opposition procedures.
  • To facilitate technology transfer between Europe and India.
  • To understand the role of IP in innovation and technology transfer.
  • To develop an understanding of the tools/databases available on patent information at the EPO for creating market intelligence.


The workshop will be valuable for:

  • The Indian pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
  • IP heads, managers and practitioners.
  • In-house legal counsel.
  • IP attorneys.
  • Other groups interested in filing patents in Europe.



Develop an understanding about the EPO examination process: IP applications are often rejected due to non-compliance. Participants will to understand the EPO patent examination process, procedures and requirements in order to be able to draft an application resulting in speedy examination and an early grant of patents.

Build capacity to utilise patent information and identify opportunities: Via a live demo of EPO databases such as the Global Patent Index (GPI) & Espacenet, participants will be able to understand how to utilise information and databases to identify opportunities.

Learn about the commercialisation aspect of IP: The workshop will build awareness on creating value from an existing patent portfolio. It will show strategies that are essential to minimise risk on investment associated with the development of new drugs. The workshop will also cover how to use patent information systems for technology transfer.





Write to Mr. Deepak Arora -  

Location : Taj Lands End, MumbaiContact : Mr. Deepak Arora (Sr. Executive-IPR, EBTC) E-mail: arora@ebtc.euipr@ebtc.eu Tel: 011-33521506



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