Day 3: Workshop on IPR in competition cases, with a focus on the pharmaceutical sector

Day 3: Workshop on IPR in competition cases, with a focus on the pharmaceutical sector
18 March 2015
Venue: Tangla Hotel, 19 Fuxingmenwai Street, Chang’an Avenue West, Beijing 100045, China
Agenda


08:30-09:00

Registration

09:00 -09:15

Opening remarks
Mr ZHANG Handong, Director General of Price Supervision and Anti-Monopoly Bureau of National Development and Reform Commission
Torben Toft, Principal Administrator, European Commission from Directorate General for Competition, European Commission, Brussels

Moderator: Ms Hilary JENNINGS, Special Adviser on Competition Policy, EUCTP II

09:15-12:30
(Coffee break will be decided by moderator depending on the progress of the discussion)

Session I – Balance between competition and the protection of IPR
Overview:

  • A competition framework for analysing IP practices – the theoretical and practical basis for competition law intervention
  • 2014 Technology transfer block exemption regulation - update
  • 2014 Administrative rules for the enforcement of AML against the abuse of IPR - update

9:15-11:50 Presentations by

Comments from Antonio Butta, Economic Assistant to the Chairman of the Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) (20 minutes)

Comments from Dr XIAO Jiangping, Associate Professor, Law School of Peking University (15 minutes)
11:50-12:30 Q&A session

12:30-14:00

Lunch

14:00-17:00
(Coffee break will be decided by moderator depending on the progress of the discussion)

Session II – Competition and IPR in the pharmaceutical industry
Overview:

  • Competition issues that can arise in licensing of technology and patents in the pharmaceutical sector
  • Generic entry and pay for delay settlements

14:00-16:30 Presentations and discussion by

Comments from Maarten Schueler, Senior Competition Lawyer, Legal Service of the Netherlands Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM) / Vivien Terrien, General Court (EU) / Dr YANG Dong, Associate Professor, Deputy Head of Law School, Renmin University (20 minutes each)

16:30-17:15 Q&A session

17:15-17:30

Closing remarks
ZHAO Guobin, Director of Enforcement Division One, Anti-Monopoly and Anti-Unfair Competition Enforcement Bureau, State Administration for Industry and Commerce, P.R. China

[Consecutive interpretation both from English-Chinese and Chinese-English provided – please take note that the indicated length of presentations is the total time including consecutive interpretation]