The China-Italy Chamber of Commerce （CICC） together with the EU SME Centre and with the support of Confindustria Lombardia, China IP SME Helpdesk, Assolombarda, ENN Enterprise Europe Network, and Lombardy’s Life Sciences Cluster, is organizing the webinar on China’s biopharma sector on Friday 10th September 2021, at 16:00 Beijing time.
The webinar will provide an overview of two main aspects of China’s biopharma ecosystem:
16:00 – 16:15 Opening remarks
16:15 – 16:45 Overview of China’s biopharma ecosystem, Valtero Canepa, Head of China Region, Bracco Group
16:45 – 17:15 Key issues for IP rights protection in China’s biopharma sector, XU Jian, China IPR SME Helpdesk expert; Head of IP practice at the China office of Gowling WLG
17:15 – 17:45 Q&A
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About the speakers
Valtero Canepa, Head of China Region, Bracco Group
Valtero Canepa was born in Italy in 1960, has two children and lives in Shanghai. Mr Canepa worked more than 33 years at the Bracco Group, where he made his debut as a medical representative, taking on several roles including Global Marketing Director, Country Manager Italy and Project Leader for product development.
In 2013 he moved to China, where he is presently responsible for the mainland and Hong Kong business of the Group, including diagnostic contrast agents and medical devices, with total revenues of more than 120 million euros in 2020 and employing more than 400 people, including medical and regulatory, production, distribution and promotion, sales and business development.
Thanks to the different assignments in his long career, he developed a very extensive knowledge of the global healthcare market, both for pharmaceuticals and medical devices.
He is the present Vice President of the China-Italy Chamber of Commerce (CICC) and among the founders of the Healthcare Working Group of the CICC.
XU Jian, China IPR SME Helpdesk expert; Head of IP practice at the China office of Gowling WLG
Dr. Jian Xu is a dually qualified Chinese lawyer and patent/trademark attorney. He currently heads up the intellectual property practice at the China office of Gowling WLG.
Dr. Jian Xu joined the firm in 2008 and has been the head of the intellectual property practice of its China office since that date. Prior to that, he was a senior patent attorney at China Sinda, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in Beijing. He has handled all aspects of IPR in business including drafting, prosecution, acquisition, enforcement and licensing of patents, trade marks and brand, design rights, copyright and content. He has conducted litigation and administrative actions against infringers all over China. He also has a strong background in the chemistry and life science sector, with a bachelor’s degree from Beijing and a PhD degree in Biochemistry from the University of Manchester.
The CICC Team