The health care industry faces significant transformation, driven by a boom in knowledge within biomedical sciences and breakthrough technologies such as gene sequencing. The advances in information technology are turning this evolution into a revolution. The management of "big data“ will change the understanding of diseases, development of drugs and treatment of patients.


Biotech and pharma companies who adopt big data technologies hope for large rewards - but how will intellectual property (IP) be impacted by the use of big data? This BIOCOM Event offers a unique opportunity to gain an insight into the strategies of life sciences and IT companies concerning new data-driven concepts and the patenting issues and opportunities that arise.


09:30 Welcome Address H.E. Mr. Per Poulsen-Hansen,
Ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark
  Keynote Human Genome Sciences – the Story of a Big Data Pioneer Dr. Michele Wales, Founder and Principal,
InHouse Patent Counsel LLC, USA
(Ex-Chief Litigator Human Genome Sciences Inc.)

  Business Big Data – Evolving Business Models Sachin Soni,
Director Equity Research, Kempen & Co., NL

  Research Market Overview Systems Biology: Quantitative Understanding of Biology Dr. Peter Kunszt,
Director Service and Support for Science IT Center, University of Zurich
11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 Patents Big Data – What is Patentable? Dr. Hans-Rainer Jaenichen, Partner
Rainer Viktor, Partner,
Vossius & Partner
  Patents Recent EU Patent Cases Henrik Knudsen, Directorate Advisor,
European Patent Office, DK
  Patents Big Data – From Research to Patents Birgitte Stephensen, Senior Vice President,
IPR & Legal, Genmab A/S, DK
12:45 Lunch
13:45 Strategy How Analytics Can Drive Health Outcomes Kilian Weiss, CEO, Qforma Inc., US

  Academia Registry Data in Denmark: Applications in Clinical Epidemiology Prof. Dr. Vera Ehrenstein, Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University, DK

  Health Care Research, Big Data and Opportunities for the Healthcare System John Parkinson PhD Director, CPRD Clinical Practice Research Datalink

15:00 Coffee Break
15:30 Clinic Taking the mystery out of Big Data Claus Stie Kallesøe, Chief Specialist, Research Informatics, H. Lundbeck A/S, DK

  Outlook Big Data – Healthy Prospects for Patients and Business Dr. Andrew Litt, Chief Medical Officer, Dell Inc., USA

16:20 Discussion/Wrap-up
17:00 Cocktail Reception & Guided Tour through the Danish Embassy

When & where

When: 7 February 2014

The Nordic Embassies, Felleshus
Rauchstr. 1, D-10787 Berlin, Germany




Uta Holmer





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