Regulatory Affairs and Intellectual Property Protection in the Pharmaceutical Industry

New Training Program on Regulatory Affairs and Intellectual Property Protection in the Pharmaceutical Industry - Strasbourg 19-21 September, some places still available !

Regulatory affaires and Intellectual Property in the Pharmaceutical IndustryCEIPI his happy to present this new advanced training program, a unique educational proposal targeting regulatory and intellectual property professionals in the pharmaceutical sector. The three days of training revolve around the interface between patent law, supplementary protection certificates and test data protection.

This training program is addressed to regulatory officers, patent attorneys and in-house lawyers, as well as public servants working in public health organizations, who must navigate through the several legal domains of relevance in pharmaceutical research, development and innovation.

When it comes to pharmaceutical products, branches of law of administrative nature become tied to private law. The interfaces between pharmaceutical law, intellectual property law, competition law and consumer law are numerous. Patents, supplementary protection certificates and regulatory exclusivities, notably test data protection, make up a sophisticated legal framework of overlapping exclusivities that impact both on innovation and competition.

The program has a total duration of 20 hours, distributed in three days (Thursday 19 to Saturday21 September 2019).
Detailed program here. To download the printable version click on the image above.

The topics that will be addressed include:

  • The interface between regulatory and IP exclusivities

This module focuses on the protection given to test data submitted for the grating of pharmaceutical marketing authorization. The pharmaceutical dossier, the types of information protected, key concepts, the duration of the protection and the acts against which the information is protected will be discussed. Likewise, EMA policies relating disclosure of test data, the specificities for biological products, and litigation strategies impacting test data protection will also be the object of analysis,

  • Supplementary Protection Certificates

This module explores the legislative background and litigation strategies concerning Supplementary Protection Certificates in the European Union. EC Regulation 469/2009 will allow to discuss time lines, where to apply, substantive requirements, and scope of protection during term of protection awarded by the SPC. Controversial areas such as which is the product protected by the basic patent, pediatric extensions and the relationship with patent claims drafting will be explored in this session.

  • Orphan drugs exclusivity

The final day is devoted to orphan drugs exclusivity, its nature, effects and interaction with other exclusivities. Lecturers will address aspects such as how to obtain this exclusivity, situations of mixed orphan/non-orphan indications for the same active pharmaceutical ingredient, scope and breaking protection of orphan drugs exclusivity, how to enforce orphan drugs exclusivity.

Course and tuition fees

1.600€ if you register before 30 June 2019, 1.800€ afterwards.

This price includes all conferences, on-line material, lunches and coffee-breaks as well as a welcome cocktail

The program has been jointly designed and directed by

Xavier Seuba, Associate Professor of Law, Academic Coordinator and Scientific Responsible of CEIPI. Director of the Diploma on Patent Litigation in Europe

Peter Thomsen, Chairman of the Litigation Committee of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office

Francis Ahner, Of Counsel, French Patent Attorney, European Patent Attorney, Life Sciences & Chemistry Department at Regimbeau


Registration documents :

- Agreement if you work abroad

- Student agreement If you are a student

- Convention de formation if you work in France and your company will pay for the training

- Contrat de formation if you work in France and you will pay for the training

Please send your document to Mrs Isabelle Mahoudeau ( in order to register.

For further information, please contact Mr. Xavier Seuba for questions related to the academic content of the program (