ChinaBio® Partnering Forum

11 May 2011 - 12 May 2011

Shangri-La Hotel Beijing
29 Zizhuyuan Road
Beijing 100089, China


Morrison & Foerster is proud to sponsor the ChinaBio® Partnering Forum to be held in Beijing on May 11–12, 2011.  This event will bring together more than 500 attendees from 23 countries around the world, including major pharmaceutical and biotech companies from the U.S. and Europe, China’s leading biopharma and biotech companies, and researchers from universities and institutes throughout Asia interested in partnering and collaborations in China.

Julian Thurston, technology transactions partner in the Life Sciences Group, and Dr. Jie Zhou, intellectual property partner, will be speaking on "Paths to Acquire Innovative Technologies and Products from Western Institutions." 

Thurston is regarded as one of the top life sciences transactional attorneys in the UK and has more than 30 years of experience advising biotech companies on licensing, strategic partnering, and other collaboration matters.  Zhou has significant experience advising clients on IP management and strategic portfolio planning, and patent prosecution and counseling, especially in the areas of biotech, pharma, and technology.

The presentation will examine and address:

  • Legal issues to consider when acquiring products and technologies from institutions in the West
  • Latest deal structures for dealing with Western institutions for products and technologies
  • Assessing early-stage products and managing a collaborative relationship post-signature
  • Proper IP due diligence during and after a transaction
  • Understanding culture, customs, and laws related to technology acquisition from Western institutions

For more information about the ChinaBio® Partnering Forum, please visit the event website.




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