Genetic Engineering & Hi-Tech Patent Litigation, Protecting your intellectual property and the world of innovation


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On Monday 6th November from 6.30pm in the comfortable surroundings of Keble College’s Arco Roy Griffiths Room, The Oxford Guild are hosting a truly invaluable event and unique opportunity that is one of the MOST USEFUL EVENTS OF THE YEAR: A high profile ‘Hot Topic’ Senior Partner Talk, Q&A Panel on ‘Genetic Engineering & Hi-Tech Patent Litigation, Protecting your intellectual property and the world of innovation’. THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO find out more about this highly topical, fascinating and exciting space from the leading global Magic Circle law firm, to ask questions and about your own issues or dilemmas, get advice and help and learn more about how we protect and facilitate innovation, work with Nobel prize winning experts and support ground-breaking areas of invention that could shape the future. THERE IS ALSO THE CHANCE TO NETWORK WITH MANY REPRESENTATIVES including Partner Nicola Dagg FROM ALLEN & OVERY’s renowned intellectual property department including Oxford alumni over a HUGE AMOUNT OF FREE PIZZA, FOOD AND DRINKS! LEGAL CAREERS FOR STEM STUDENTSCOME DISCOVER WHAT YOU CAN DO!

WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU ATTEND THIS SPECIALLY ORGANISED EVENT AIMED AT studying STEM degrees who are any age and background! IT IS ONE OF THE MOST USEFUL AND FASCINATING EVENTS and you will gain real value by attending. You might not think law is for which is no problem as the event will still be useful and give you a chance to hear from global senior experts on some very exciting topics and ask questions you might have! ALL YEARS AND STEM based SUBJECTS are welcome AND THE EVENT IS 100% FREE TO ALL. A&O is keen to meet with students who may have not yet considered a career in law or are thinking about applying in the future. They are also keen to meet with those who have already incoming internships and jobs with other firms. REGISTER YOUR INTEREST HERE NOW:

Allen & Overy is a pre-eminent global Magic Circle law firm with 44 offices worldwide in 31 countries. It is the only law firm to have featured in the top three of the Financial Times Innovative Law Firm ranking every year, and to have topped the list four times. In 2016, Allen & Overy worked for 87% of Forbes’ top 100 public companies and promoted 24 new partners around the globe. Over half of their transactions involve three or more jurisdictions, and nearly three-quarters of the work they do draws on the resources of two or more of their offices. They provide an outstanding legal and business grounding within a culture that supports your development, values your individuality and enables you to excel. If you’re ready to discover a place where you can achieve more than you ever imagined, it’s time to join A&O. Their track record of innovation is second to none and they are very forward thinking. From our expansion into new jurisdictions, flexible working for partners, and our alternative resourcing options such as Peerpoint and aosphere, we are setting the standard for what a global law firm should look like. We’re determined not just to be at the forefront of developments, but to set the pace and lead the way. We’re proud to have the resources, the passion and the mind-set to build solutions for the future, whatever it may hold. This phenomenal success is built on the work of talented and motivated people who thrive in a supportive and collaborative environment, dedicated to delivering an exceptional standard of work for our clients. We’re ambitious and forward-thinking, committed to growing our business and meeting the future head-on. We’re not afraid of change, and we believe in challenging the status quo.
Allen & Overy have specialist intellectual property (IP) teams in the most important IP jurisdictions worldwide, including the UK, Germany, the Benelux countries, France, Italy, Central and Eastern Europe, China and the U.S. With over 100 specialist IP partners and associates in total, we offer an integrated, cross-border service to meet our clients’ global needs, and provide specialist advice and representation in individual countries.
DISPUTES AND INVESTIGATIONS – Enforcing medical patents
We acted for Pfizer in its patent for the blockbuster Lycria against Actavis and a number of generic companies in Europe.
FINANCE – A multi-jurisdictional acquisition
We acted for Bayer to support its USD57bn financing acquisition of U.S agrochemical giant Monsanto. The deal was executed across our New York, Frankfurt and London offices.
We’ve worked with Google on a number of projects including a survey of atypical workers. Work has involved offices in New York, London and Hong Kong, the Belfast Legal Services Centre and Peerpoint consultants.
CORPORATE – Electricity generation in Africa
We supported the Africa Finance Corporation and the Pan African Infrastructure Development Fund on the establishment of a joint venture to generate 1,575 megawatts of electricity.