BOSTON – March 8, 2019 – Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Tokyo office hosted the seminar, “Maximizing Value from Strategic Partnering in Clinical Development,” on March 1, 2019. The program took an in-depth look at the life-cycle of an early stage biotech company that has developed an exciting new drug candidate and looked to commercialize the product through strategic partnerships. The event was co-hosted by Catenion, a pharmaceutical and medical products management consulting firm.
Speakers from Greenberg Traurig and Catenion discussed how successful partnering relationships are cultivated, negotiated, and implemented. Specific topics included:
- Understanding your transaction options
- Type of partner
- Geographic scope
- Collaboration vs out-licensing
- Best value inflection point for partnering
- Scope of Partnering (asset vs indication, etc.)
- The impact of a sound IP strategy on value and commercialization opportunities
- Key issues in negotiating your term sheets and definitive agreements
- Avoiding the pitfalls – when and why deals go bad
- Once the deal is signed – the real work begins!
Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Japan Practice Koichiro Ohashi delivered the program's opening remarks. Other speakers included:
- David J. Dykeman, patent attorney and co-chair of Greenberg Traurig’s global Life Sciences & Medical Technology Group and the Boston Intellectual Property & Technology (IP) Group
- Wayne H. Elowe, shareholder and co-chair of the firm’s Corporate Group in Atlanta
- Christian Elze, Senior Partner and Founder, Catenion
About Greenberg Traurig’s Life Sciences & Medical Technology Group: Greenberg Traurig’s Life Sciences & Medical Technology Group advises clients ranging from start-ups to large multinational public companies to leading research institutions. The group’s attorneys work closely with clients, providing innovative legal counsel to help them achieve their objectives – from discovery through commercialization and product marketing.
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