Dr Khoo Chong-Yee has been invited to speak on Singapore and Malaysia patent law and practice in relation to biotech and life sciences inventions at the CIPA Life Sciences Conference organised by the Biotechnology Committee of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, UK, 15-16 November 20912 (Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire - not Devon, United Kingdom).

The full conference programme is as follows:


  • Simon Wright, J.A. Kemp & Co.
  • Marcus Dalton, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Gordon Wright Elkington & Fife LLP
  • Jasper Clube, Kymab Ltd.
  • Kathleen Williams Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • Catriona Hammer, GE Healthcare UK Ltd.
  • Trevor Cook, Bird & Bird LLP
  • Fiona Warner, UK IPO
  • James Horgan, Merck sharp & Dohme Ltd.
  • Nessa Carey
  • Mr. Justice Arnold
  • Kristina Cornish, Kilburn & Strode LLP
  • Andrew Serafini, Fenwick & West LLP
  • Chong-Yee Khoo, Cantab IP
  • Jiancheng Jiang, Peksung Intellectual Property Ltd.
  • Victor Kaas, EPO


  • Simon Wright, J.A. Kemp & Co.
  • Kristina Cornish, Kilburn & Strode LLP

Speakers and topics included:

  • Law/Practice updates
  • Viktor Kaas (EPO) - EPO practice and case law including stem cells
  • Philip Webber (Dehns) - UK & European Law Update
  • Andrew Serafi ni (Fenwick & West LLP) - US Law update
  • Jiancheng Jiang (Peksung Intellectual Property Ltd.) - South East Asia Law update
  • Patenting Vaccines
  • SPC Update
  • Patenting Antibodies
  • Biosimilars in the USA
  • Unitary Patent Court and Rights of Audience
  • UK Research Exemption
  • Patents and Personalised Medicine

Science presentation: Epigenetics – Dr. Nessa Carey (Head of Epigenetics for Strategic Research Partnerships, Pfizer Inc.)

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