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Friday, June 14th 2024 (08:30)


Pontstraat 41, 9831 Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium


€200.00 for non-members

€170.00 for members



Organised by

De Clercq & Partners



We are excited to announce the date of the 2024 De Clercq & Partners Intellectual Property seminar. On Friday June 14, 2024, we will be taking over Auberge du Pêcheur once again for an engaging day full of thought-provoking talks and invaluable networking opportunities! By good custom, we aim to provide you with the latest updates in patent and trademark prosecution.


Morning session

Chaired by Caroline Hennin (European & Belgian Patent Attorney – De Clercq & Partners)

  • 08:30

    Registration and Coffee

  • 09:10

    Welcome and introduction

    Ann De Clercq (Founding Partner – De Clercq & Partners)

  • 09:15

    Evolving Patent Description in the US and Other Challenges

    Dan Morath (Partner, Patent Law Works, US)

  • 10:05

    Evolutions in Patenting at the EPO and EU level

    European & Belgian Patent Attorneys – De Clercq & Partners

  • 10:55

    Coffee break

  • 11:20

    Harmonization of IP Rights and Their Enforcement Through Effective Measures, Procedures and Remedies in BE and Elsewhere: Room for Improvement – Call To Action.

    Dieter Delarue (Partner, Van Innis & Delarue, BE)

  • 12:00

    Walking lunch, served in Auberge du Pêcheur

Afternoon session

Chaired by Sakina Bounaga (Partner– De Clercq & Partners)

  • 13:30

    The Unified Patent Court – A Year in Review and Future Horizons

    Christophe Ronse (Partner – Altius, BE)

  • 14:30

    Research in an Open Innovation Environment

    André Clerix (Director IP - IMEC)

  • 15:10

    Coffee break

  • 15:40

    Flexible Research and Commercial License Agreements for Innovative Biologics

    Dimor Elbers - Business Development Licensing - Lonza Benelux BV

  • 16:10

    Regulatory Exclusivity Provisions and the Interplay with Patent/SPC Protection

    Tine Carmeliet (Lawyer – Allen & Overy)

  • 16:55

    Closing remarks

  • 17:05

    Closing reception at the Conference Venue, Auberge du Pêcheur

Who should attend?

  • Practitioners involved in drafting, prosecuting and litigating patents and trademarks

  • Representatives from technology transfer offices

  • Legal representatives

  • Policymakers

  • Inventors

  • Investors

  • CEOs


Auberge du Pêcheur

Pontstraat 41

9831 Sint-Martens-Latem



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