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Panitch Schwarze Life Sciences Practice Leader Speaks at International Pharma IP Summit

December 15, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (December 2016)Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel intellectual property attorney Weihong Hsing, Ph.D., recently participated in the China Pharma Intellectual Property Summit 2016.

Held Nov. 17 and 18 in Shanghai, the summit presented an overview of the latest trends in IP protection legislation and provided policy updates from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the European Patent Office (EPO), and the State Intellectual Property Office of the P.R.C. (SIPO). Featured speakers included experienced IP attorneys and IP business leaders from Chinese and multinational corporations.

Hsing acted as a co-chair of the conference.  In addition, she also moderated a panel entitled “Interpretation Patent Dance of BPCIA and Its Influences on Biosimilars and Innovative Drugs.” 

A partner at Panitch Schwarze, Hsing specializes in patent-related issues in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical arts. Her practice involves the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, IP due diligence in mergers & acquisitions, opinion work on patent validity and infringement, rights to operate and patentability analyses, as well as technical support for patent litigation.

Prior to switching to the private practice of law, Hsing worked as a patent manager at Johnson & Johnson, where she drafted and prosecuted patent applications, undertook patent and prior art analysis, and assisted in strategic counseling and patent portfolio development and management. Before starting her legal career, she was a research scientist at Princeton University and a senior scientist at a biotech start-up company. She also served as an adjunct professor for an IP licensing course at Temple Law School. To learn more, visit the firm’s website.

About Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLPPanitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP is a boutique intellectual property law firm with offices in Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware. The firm’s IP law practitioners provide strategic litigation, licensing and counseling service relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, domain names and internet issues domestically and internationally. The firm’s long-standing relationships with a network of associates worldwide enable its attorneys and advisors to provide clients with global intellectual property advice and protection.

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