McAndrews Shareholder Sandra A. Frantzen to Present at the International Congress of Antibodies in China


McAndrews, Held & Malloy shareholder Sandra A. Frantzen will present on April 28 at BIT’s 6th Annual International Congress of Antibodies 2014 in Dalian, China. According to BIT, the conference brings together thousands of thought leaders from pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, regulatory authorities and academics to present the latest research results, ideas, developments, applications and business strategies in the antibody industry.

Frantzen, a frequent speaker on a wide variety of intellectual property issues, will present “Intellectual Property and Biosimilars: Key Considerations.” The presentation will focus on U.S. regulation of the biosimilar industry and unique intellectual property challenges raised by the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act.

Last year, Frantzen spoke several times on biosimilar drug issues including addressing U.S. biosimilar guidelines at Informa Life Sciences’ Biosimilars in Turkey, MENA, Southeast Asia, India and Russia conference in Istanbul, Turkey. She was also recently asked by the U.S. Department of State to present a program on intellectual property for the U.S. Embassy in Jordan.

For more information or to register for the conference, click here.

Sandra A. Frantzen focuses on patent, trademark and copyright litigation, and client counseling. Serving clients in a variety of industries with a heavy focus on medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biologics, Frantzen advises clients on intellectual property procurement and strategy, and has litigated intellectual property cases involving damages in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Most recently, Frantzen represented defendants in a series of cases where all of the patents-in-suit were invalidated for failing to satisfy the written description and enablement requirements.

Frantzen is active in the legal community and currently serves as Vice President of the Arab American Bar Association of Illinois and sits on the advisory board for the Iraqi Mutual Aid Society, an organization that assists Iraqi immigrants and refugees.

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