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ChinaBio® Executive Workshop

Building Company Value Through Global Partnerships
Hosted by: Foley & Lardner
Date: April 14, 2010 (Wednesday) 
Location: Guangzhou Landmark International Hotel (Science City)
Time: 08:30  --- 13:00


You are invited to attend the “Building Company Value Through Global Partnerships” Executive Workshop as the guest of our hosts and sponsors: Foley & Lardner LLP, ChinaBio® Accelerator, Guangzhou Economic & Technological Development District and Guangzhou Biotechnology Center.

This workshop addresses three critical topics for life science executives, entrepreneurs and investors wishing to leverage global partnerships to help fund the growth of their companies:

  • Building Intellectual Asset Value Within Collaborations

?Understanding the differences between China and western law
? Capturing the value of joint innovation
? Building and managing an international patent portfolio cost-effectively
? Harmonizing the partnership’s IPR strategy with its business plan
? Pitfalls to avoid in licensing and collaborative transactions

  • Finding and Keeping Suitable Global Partners

?Positioning your business and IP portfolio with potential partners and investors
? Using best practices for successful joint ventures and strategic partnerships
? Negotiating with Americans: Chinese vs. American negotiation approaches
? Resolving disagreements between partners
? Leveraging private and government funding sources within and outside of China

  • The State of China’s Biotech Industry

China’s life science industry is moving quickly from services to innovation. Hear the latest update on novel technology development, investment, M&A and partnering deals, and other data from ChinaBio’s research team.

Who Should Attend

Join other key executives and managers of biotechnology and life science companies interested in learning how to leverage China to raise investment funds, develop new drugs or medical devices, generate global intellectual property rights, and manage global clinical trials. Learn “how to do it” from our speakers who are all senior executives who have successfully put their principles into practice in the real world. Also meet other executives and managers from companies facing the same issues as you.




Speaker / Sponsor


Registration, Refreshments

Sponsored by Foley & Lardner


Welcome Remarks

Greg B. Scott - ChinaBio® LLC


Building Intellectual Asset Value Within Collaborations

Stephen A. Bent, JD - Foley & Lardner

James F. Ewing, JD, PhD - Foley & Lardner


Networking Break, Refreshments

Sponsored by Foley & Lardner


Attracting Statistic Partners and Investors

James C. Chapman, JD, MBA - Foley & Lardner


The State of China’s Biotech Industry

Greg B. Scott - ChinaBio® LLC


Networking, Refreshments

Sponsored by Foley & Lardner

Speaker Biographies

Stephen A. Bent, JD - Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

Stephen A. Bent, a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP, is a member of the Chemical, Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Practice and the Health Care and Nanotechnology Industry Teams. He is the founder and a former co-chair of the Life Sciences Industry Team. Mr. Bent counsels clients on intellectual property disputes and the legal issues associated with pharmaceutical and biotechnology asset valuation and management, venture capital, licensing and technology transfer, and corporate acquisitions. He is a principal in the firm’s China initiative and is active in Foley & Lardner’s Shanghai office. 

James C. Chapman, JD, MBA - Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

James C. Chapman is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP where he focuses on securities law, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, and international business transactions. Mr. Chapman has more than 20 years experience in corporate and securities law and has been involved in over 200 mergers, acquisitions, and financing transactions. These transactions have included public offerings, private placements, debt financings, venture capital transactions, stock sales, asset sales, mergers, reorganizations, and recapitalizations. He is a member of the firm’s Private Equity & Venture Capital Practice and the Emerging Technologies Industry Team. 

James F. Ewing, JD, PhD - Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

James F. Ewing is vice chair of the Chemical, Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Practice and a member of the Life Sciences, Food and Nanotechnology Industry Teams. Dr. Ewing primarily advises pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and nutraceutical clients. In the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors, Dr. Ewing works with companies engaged in drug discovery to develop and produce peptide and small molecule therapeutics, encompassing such technologies as computationally assisted drug design, immunology and vaccine technologies, stem cell technologies, neurobiology, drug delivery, gene therapy technologies, nanobiology technologies and biomedical devices.

Greg B. Scott - President and Founder, ChinaBio® LLC

Mr. Scott has helped launch over thirty life science startups in the U.S. and China as a founder, investor and advisor. He founded ChinaBio® LLC in January 2007 to help fund and mentor early stage life science companies in China, and provide consulting and research services to pharma and biotech companies with business interests in China. Most recently, Mr. Scott is also the president and co-founder of Life Science Angels, an angel investment group that has funded 30 biotechnology and medical device companies, and executive editor of ChinaBio® Today. He previously held senior executive positions at Price Waterhouse, Capgemini and MCI.


This ChinaBio® Executive Workshop – Guangzhou will be held at:
Landmark International Hotel - Science City
No.1 Lanyue Road, Science City
Guangzhou, China
Tel: +86 20 6102 2888


By Taxi

  • From the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, about 50min, 50km, around 180RMB (one way)
  • From the Guangzhou East  (or Tianhe) Railway Station, about 30min, 25km, around 40RMB (one way)
  • From the Guangzhou Old Railway Station, about 50min, 35km, around 80RMB (one way)

For driving directions, please contact the hotel.


To register for the FREE ChinaBio® Executive Workshop, please click here. If you have any problem while registering, please feel free to contact us.

Workshop Sponsors

We would like to thank the following sponsors for making this event possible:

  • Foley & Lardner Foley is a highly regarded, international law firm providing client-focused, industry-specific services that result in high-value legal counsel for our clients. Our practice areas encompass the full range of corporate legal services. With an office located in Shanghai, the attorneys of Foley’s China Practice are well positioned to assist U.S., Asian, and European clients with the complex matters that arise when doing business in or related to Greater China. From IP procurement and technology transfer to M&A due diligence, count on Foley’s experience and our cultural and business connections in China to help you stake you claim. www.foley.com
  • Guangzhou Economic & Technological Development District (GETDD) – Guangzhou Economic & Technological Development District?GETDD?was established in December 1984 with the approval of the State Council and covers an area of over 60.6 km2. Since its establishment, GETDD has attracted many hi-tech and biotech companies to the area, building a modern industry base in the development district and creating an environment attractive to early stage life science companies as well as established companies. GETDD is considered to be one of the leading state development districts in China.  eng.luogang.gov.cn
  • Guangzhou Biotechnology Center - Guangzhou Biotechnology Center under the jurisdiction of the Biotechnology Steering Group and the Sciences &Technology Bureau of Guangzhou Municipal Government is a service agency specializing in biotechnology industry. Its key missions are to develop the biotechnology industry of Guangzhou and to accelerate the transfer of S&T achievements and parallel cooperation and exchange. www.gzbio.org
  • ChinaBio® Today – ChinaBio® Today is an email and web newsletter focused on the rapidly evolving life science industry in China. From our offices in Shanghai and California, we provide daily news, commentary and analysis on public and private China biotech companies and industry events. Free email subscriptions are available at www.ChinaBioToday.com.

About ChinaBio® Accelerator

ChinaBio® Accelerator was created to accelerate the globalization of China's biotechnology industry by:

  • Providing early stage funding to China life science companies;
  • Increasing China entrepreneurs’ success rate by mentoring and providing strategic support;
  • Developing business partnership and sales development opportunities with the West; and
  • Expanding professional networks through introductions to investors, partners, customers and media.

ChinaBio is identifying promising biotech and medical device investment opportunities in China and providing the capital, connections and leadership to help entrepreneurs realize their vision. www.ChinaBioLLC.com




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