Expansion into Europe – Opportunities and Challenges for U.S. Life Sciences Companies-Piet Weinreich-05/19/2015 - 8:30am

Event Information
Event Topic: 
Expansion into Europe – Opportunities and Challenges for U.S. Life Sciences Companies
Event Date: 
05/19/2015 - 8:30am
Event Location: 
Sunnyvale City Council Chambers, 456 West Olive Ave., Sunnyvale, CA
Speaker Information
Event Speaker: 
Piet Weinreich
Event Speaker Title: 
Senior Associate
Event Speaker Company: 
Osborne Clarke
Event Speaker Bio: 

Piet Weinreich is a Senior Associate in the European law firm Osborne Clarke, where he is a member of the Life Sciences intellectual property and regulatory team. While usually based in Munich, Germany, Piet is currently seconded to the firm’s West Coast offices in San Francisco and Palo Alto. Most of his clients are national and international pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotech companies; Piet supports them through the entire product development life cycle to facilitate their success in the European market. Before obtaining the German bar and joining Osborne Clarke in 2009, Piet studied law at the Universities of Hamburg/Germany and Copenhagen/Denmark. During his time as trainee solicitor he worked for some time in the IP department of a large U.S. law firm in their New York office.

Event Details
Event Details: 

A US Life Science company considering expansion into the European market must first address the challenges inherent in a new, unique, and highly regulated environment. IP strategies, clinical trial design and execution, and interaction with regulatory authorities to assure compliance are all critical steps in attaining product approval. Post-approval product distribution and promotion can require several different marketing strategies and vendors. Piet will give a brief overview of some of these challenges as well as the attendant benefits of expansion into Europe.