Event info
Date:10 Oct
Time:08:30 to 13:45
Venue:Ørestad, Denmak

The Road to China

We are pleased to invite you to Medicon Valley Alliance in Ørestad City, Copenhagen, Denmark, for a half-day event on The Road to China.
As the Chinese Life Science industry undergoes major changes, new business opportunities arise for Medicon Valley Life Science companies. This seminar aims to highlight these business opportunities and will give participants an insight into the commercial opportunities for pharma, biotech and medtech on the Chinese market. The seminar will provide presentations and discussions on:

  • The market development trends and commercial opportunities within pharma, biotech and medtech on the Chinese market
  • The identification and evaluation of commercial partners and investors for China related deals
  • Contracting with Chinese partners
  • The protection of IP when out-licensing technologies to Chinese partners

Date: 10 October 2013
Time: 8:30 – 13:45
Venue: Medicon Valley Alliance
Address: Arne Jacobsens Allé 15, DK- 2300 Copenhagen S
Room: Auditorium
For members: Free of charge (late cancellation*/no-show fee DKK 500 ex VAT)
For non-members: Free of charge (late cancellation*/no-show fee DKK 500 ex VAT)
Registration ends 7 October 2013.
* If you cancel after the registration ends, it is considered late cancellation.
08.30-09.00  Coffee and networking
09.00-09.45  The pharmaceutical and medtech market in China today
/Frank Yu, Co-Founder and CEO of Themes Investment Management Ltd.
View the presentation here.
09.45-10.30  The Road to China
/Julian Thurston, CEO at Crescendo Enterprises. View the presentation here.
10.30-11.00  Networking, coffee and croissant
11.00-12.00  Proactiveness is Key in China
/Camilla Rendal Nielsen, Senior Partner at Zacco & Martin Sick-Nielsen, Senior Partner
at Zacco. View the presentation here.
12.00-12.45  IP enforcement in China
/Kan Zu, Attorney at Law, Vice President and Partner at Unitalen. View the presentation here.
12.45-13.45  Lunch and networking
This Boost Seminar is in collaboration with Crescendo and Zacco

The pharmaceutical and medtech market in China today
Frank Yu

Frank is Co-Founder and CEO of Themes Investment Management Ltd which is a fund headquartered in Hong Kong specialising in cross-border investments in the devices and pharmaceutical sectors. Prior to founding Themes in 2010 Frank was a managing director of New York-based hedge fund Och-Ziff Capital.
The Road to China
Julian Thurston

Julian has been closely connected with the lifescience sector in the UK and Europe for over 30 years. He has specialised as an international lawyer advising on commercial transactions in the pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostic sectors. His particular focus has been on all forms of commercial transactions and deals, including licensing and collaboration deals, deals for the acquisition of rights to products and technologies, all forms of joint ventures and other strategic partnering, and other commercial arrangements such as distribution, CMO and CRO arrangements.
He has built a significant reputation for carrying out these deals as a lawyer and, notably, in one of the most prestigious guides to lawyers and law firms, Chambers Global, he has been ranked one of the top 5 lawyers in the world for this specialism for each of the past 6 years.
For several years now, SME’s in UK and Europe focused on conducting research and development of products and technologies in the pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostic areas have been suffering because of the steep decline in sources and availability of finance for their businesses.
With his involvement in the sector Julian spotted this trend early, along with the rapid growth of the pharmaceutical markets in the BRIC countries and other emerging markets. Because of this, about 5 years ago he decided to spend time and energy focusing on building networks of pharmaceutical, device and diagnostic companies and investors in China, Latin America, Russia and other emerging markets. The networks that he has built are unique.

Proactiveness is Key in China
Camilla Rendal Nielsen

Camilla has more than 13 years of experience within the field of patents. She advises her clients on IP strategy in general, and works with drafting and prosecution of patent applications, patent oppositions and appeals, as well as infringement and validity opinions. She has furthermore extensive experience with the patent and litigation system in China. Before joining Zacco in 2010, she worked in private practice in Denmark and Canada, and as an in-house Patent Attorney for a premium German car manufacturer.
Camilla graduated from Technical University of Denmark in 1995 with a Master of Science in Engineering (Applied Physics), and worked as a process engineer with electronic packaging before joining a private practice firm to become a patent consultant in 1997. Camilla became a European Patent Attorney in 2003. Her main technical fields of expertise include electronics, telecommunications, medical devices, automotive, software, photonics, mechatronics, cleantech and micro technology.
Camilla is a member of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Institute (EPI).
Martin Sick-Nielsen

Martin has more than 20 years of experience in IP law.
Today, his practice focus on conflict resolution, including patent and trademark litigation and arbitration, and negotiating and drafting of contracts relating to IP for both foreign and domestic clients within all industries. Besides his legal practice, he also advisesclients on how to manage IPR as part of their business.
Martin graduated with a Master of Law from the University of Copenhagen in 1991, and was admitted to the Danish bar in 1995. He joined Zacco in 2000 after having worked in a Danish general practice law firm (1991-1992) and as legal counsel in industry, where he was responsible for the IP department (1992-2000).
Martin is member of a large number of professional organizations, and has served on the board in committees of several organizations, namely Association of Danish Company Lawyers (DFVJ), Association of Danish Industrial Property Executives (DIP), Fédération Européenne des Mandataires de l’Industrie en Propriété Industrielle (FEMIPI), the Danish Anti-Counterfeiting Group (DACG) and Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle.
He is teaching intellectual property law at Danish Institute of Intellectual Property Education (DIFI) and has given numerous presentations on various subjects within IP law and management in Denmark and abroad. He had authored articles and papers and contributed to the intellectual property textbook “Grundlæggende immaterialret” (Gjellrup).
IP enforcement in China

Mr. Zu has participated in all phases of patent prosecution, litigation, and licensing of IC, electric components and test methods, computer software, telecommunication equipment. He has negotiated numerous patent licenses, software license, distribution agreements, and agreements relating to e-commerce. He also has extensive experience in trademark registration and enforcement, as well as litigation of copyright infringement. He has handled dozens of counterfeiting and pirate issues for a number of worldwide known companies. 
Prior to joining Unitalen, Mr. Zu worked as a lawyer with a famous local law firm and as an in-house intellectual property counsel with Matsushita Electric (China) Co., Ltd. handling hundreds of patent prosecution and litigation cases involved in telecommunications, electric components and computer software and hardware.