McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP a Proud Sponsor of 2017 BIO IPCC Spring Conference

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP is proud to be an official sponsor of the 2017 BIO IPPC Spring Conference set for March 27-29, 2017 in Newport Beach, California.

MBHB partners Kevin Noonan, Ph.D. and Donald Zuhn, Ph.D. are featured presenters for a presentation taking place from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Mon., March 27:

Opening Session: Make American Inventions Patent Eligible Again?

This panel will discuss proposed amendments to 35 U.S.C. § 101 and the likelihood of obtaining a legislative “fix” to the subject matter eligibility problem, the differential impact of the Alice/Mayo analytic framework on U.S. applications and foreign counterpart applications, and how the framework brings U.S. law into conflict with express provisions of the TRIPS Agreement.

About the BIO IPCC Conference

The Conference began in 2004 as a service to BIO members – members of the BIO IP Counsels Committee, core R&D companies, and BIO member law firms and other service providers. The conference had two parts:

  • One or two in-person committee meetings where members receive updates from BIO and also have the opportunity to discuss recent challenges and experiences among industry colleagues.
  • Educational sessions sponsored by expert law firms in the IP sector to keep BIO members up to date on the latest industry issues and events.


In 2009, the meeting was opened to BIO non-members, including core R&D companies, government, academia, and service providers. The conference still consisted of educational sessions and a committee meeting, as it does today.

The biannual BIO Intellectual Property Counsels Committee Conference offers timely, relevant educational sessions on the latest issues in the biotech IP sector, informal networking events designed to promote discussion and foster relationships among industry colleagues, and practical tips for attendees to use the next day. Over 100 attendees representing biotech and pharma companies, law firms, academia and government come together from the U.S. and abroad to attend this one of a kind event. 


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