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Legal Advisory Board

The Legal Advisory Board is a prestigious group of individuals with extensive experience in the legal industry. This group is responsible for guiding the production and development of the Kisaco Research Legal events.

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Author:

Karine Crepin

Global Head Vaccines Patents
GSK

Karine Crepin is the Vice President, Head of Vaccines Patents at GSK. She holds a Master Degree in Bioengineering (specialising in Biochemistry) and a PhD in molecular Biology. She is also a qualified European and Belgian Patent Attorney.

Before re-joining GSK in her current role, she worked for more than 9 years at Sanofi where she built a global team of more than 40 patent attorneys worldwide responsible for all patent matters relating to Sanofi Biologics including Vaccines and platform aspects, and before that for 15 years at GSK vaccines where she started her patent career.

Karine coordinates a large variety of patent related activities, from the protection of innovation to freedom-to-operate and post-grant administrative and judicial proceedings.

Karine Crepin

Global Head Vaccines Patents
GSK

Karine Crepin is the Vice President, Head of Vaccines Patents at GSK. She holds a Master Degree in Bioengineering (specialising in Biochemistry) and a PhD in molecular Biology. She is also a qualified European and Belgian Patent Attorney.

Before re-joining GSK in her current role, she worked for more than 9 years at Sanofi where she built a global team of more than 40 patent attorneys worldwide responsible for all patent matters relating to Sanofi Biologics including Vaccines and platform aspects, and before that for 15 years at GSK vaccines where she started her patent career.

Karine coordinates a large variety of patent related activities, from the protection of innovation to freedom-to-operate and post-grant administrative and judicial proceedings.

Author:

Fredrick Fredh

European Patent Attorney
Chr. Hansen

Fredrik is a qualified European Patent Attorney and experienced international IP strategist. Having completed academic studies of innovation and entrepreneurship processes, as well as IP law and management, he has a good grasp of various intellectual property rights (IPR).

Thanks to his many years as IP professional in the Pharma and Biotech industry, Fredrik has learnt to use this IPR toolbox to pursue his professional passion; maximizing return on investment for innovation.”

Fredrick Fredh

European Patent Attorney
Chr. Hansen

Fredrik is a qualified European Patent Attorney and experienced international IP strategist. Having completed academic studies of innovation and entrepreneurship processes, as well as IP law and management, he has a good grasp of various intellectual property rights (IPR).

Thanks to his many years as IP professional in the Pharma and Biotech industry, Fredrik has learnt to use this IPR toolbox to pursue his professional passion; maximizing return on investment for innovation.”

Author:

Lorenz Kallenbach

Senior Corporate Patent Counsel
Merck

Lorenz Kallenbach is a senior corporate patent counsel in the healthcare division of Merck KGaA. He is responsible for defining and executing the IP strategy for innovator projects. Including the assessment of the IP landscape, coordination of worldwide patent litigation, and portfolio development.

Before joining Merck, Lorenz worked in private practice. He is qualified as a German and European patent attorney.

Lorenz studied biochemistry and received a Ph.D. in the field of epigenetics.

Lorenz Kallenbach

Senior Corporate Patent Counsel
Merck

Lorenz Kallenbach is a senior corporate patent counsel in the healthcare division of Merck KGaA. He is responsible for defining and executing the IP strategy for innovator projects. Including the assessment of the IP landscape, coordination of worldwide patent litigation, and portfolio development.

Before joining Merck, Lorenz worked in private practice. He is qualified as a German and European patent attorney.

Lorenz studied biochemistry and received a Ph.D. in the field of epigenetics.

Author:

Stephan Kutik

IP Lead for Nephrology and Orphan Drugs
Vifor Pharma

Stephan Kutik

IP Lead for Nephrology and Orphan Drugs
Vifor Pharma

Author:

Frank Landolt

Chief Counsel, Intellectual Property and Legal
Confo Therapeutics

Frank Landolt is Chief Counsel, Intellectual Property and Legal at Confo Therapeutics, a privately held biopharmaceutical start-up based in Ghent, Belgium specializing in GPCR-targeted therapeutics.

After studying chemistry and law at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands, Frank worked for almost ten years on pharmaceutical and biotechnological patents and licensing in private practice in the Netherlands, where his clients included major pharmaceutical companies as well as some of the top biotech firms and research institutions in the Netherlands.

Prior to joining Confo in 2018, Frank worked for fifteen years in Ablynx N.V. (now a wholly owned Sanofi company), where he was a member of the management team and headed an integrated IP and legal group of four lawyers and five patent professionals. At Ablynx, Frank was involved in negotiating Ablynx’s strategic partnerships and licensing deals with AbbVie, Boehringer-Ingelheim, MSD, Merck-Serono, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi, and Wyeth.

From 2000 to 2004, Frank was director of IP and legal counsel at Devgen N.V. (now part of Syngenta), another Ghent-based biotechnology company, where he was involved in negotiating Devgen’s strategic collaborations with Sumitomo, Monsanto, and DuPont Pioneer.

Frank is a Dutch and European patent attorney and also holds a degree in business law from the University of Antwerp. He is a member of the Dutch association of patent attorneys (where he is a tutor for the professional qualification course), EPI, and LES Benelux (where he is involved in the LES Licensing Course). He is a regular speaker on a range of topics relating to IP and licensing in the (bio)pharmaceutical sector. Frank was named as one of Managing IP’s ‘Corporate IP stars’ for four years in a row (2015-2018).

Frank Landolt

Chief Counsel, Intellectual Property and Legal
Confo Therapeutics

Frank Landolt is Chief Counsel, Intellectual Property and Legal at Confo Therapeutics, a privately held biopharmaceutical start-up based in Ghent, Belgium specializing in GPCR-targeted therapeutics.

After studying chemistry and law at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands, Frank worked for almost ten years on pharmaceutical and biotechnological patents and licensing in private practice in the Netherlands, where his clients included major pharmaceutical companies as well as some of the top biotech firms and research institutions in the Netherlands.

Prior to joining Confo in 2018, Frank worked for fifteen years in Ablynx N.V. (now a wholly owned Sanofi company), where he was a member of the management team and headed an integrated IP and legal group of four lawyers and five patent professionals. At Ablynx, Frank was involved in negotiating Ablynx’s strategic partnerships and licensing deals with AbbVie, Boehringer-Ingelheim, MSD, Merck-Serono, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi, and Wyeth.

From 2000 to 2004, Frank was director of IP and legal counsel at Devgen N.V. (now part of Syngenta), another Ghent-based biotechnology company, where he was involved in negotiating Devgen’s strategic collaborations with Sumitomo, Monsanto, and DuPont Pioneer.

Frank is a Dutch and European patent attorney and also holds a degree in business law from the University of Antwerp. He is a member of the Dutch association of patent attorneys (where he is a tutor for the professional qualification course), EPI, and LES Benelux (where he is involved in the LES Licensing Course). He is a regular speaker on a range of topics relating to IP and licensing in the (bio)pharmaceutical sector. Frank was named as one of Managing IP’s ‘Corporate IP stars’ for four years in a row (2015-2018).

Author:

Mathilde Rauline

Head of Greater Europe Patent Litigation
Sanofi

Mathilde is a European patent attorney, is qualified as a French patent attorney, and is admitted to the Paris bar.

She is head of Greater Europe patent litigation at Sanofi, after having been a patent litigator in private practice (mostly in the pharmaceutical field), and a patent attorney in the industry (Sanofi, Nestlé).

She has extensive experience in pharmaceutical and life-science patent litigation in France, at the EPO, in Europe, and in Eurasia.

Her expertise also comprises contractual matters, settlements, regulatory aspects, and the SPC regulation.

Mathilde Rauline

Head of Greater Europe Patent Litigation
Sanofi

Mathilde is a European patent attorney, is qualified as a French patent attorney, and is admitted to the Paris bar.

She is head of Greater Europe patent litigation at Sanofi, after having been a patent litigator in private practice (mostly in the pharmaceutical field), and a patent attorney in the industry (Sanofi, Nestlé).

She has extensive experience in pharmaceutical and life-science patent litigation in France, at the EPO, in Europe, and in Eurasia.

Her expertise also comprises contractual matters, settlements, regulatory aspects, and the SPC regulation.

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