Özge Atılgan Karakulak
+ 90 (212) 354 00 24
Özge Atılgan Karakulak has been with the firm since 2005 and has been a partner since 2013. She is chair of the firm’s life sciences industry and competition practices and co-chair of intellectual property practice.
With the combination of Özge’s advisory and litigation expertise and in-depth knowledge of the life sciences sector, she advises clients across all phases of the business cycle of life science products, such as registration / authorization procedures, promotion practices, pricing and reimbursement regulations, distribution relationships and co-marketing deals, as well as on issues of merger control, vertical restraints and abusive conduct.
Özge has acted on behalf of originators in numerous complex patent infringement and validity actions in the pharmaceutical industry and she was involved in the first ever pharmaceutical data exclusivity actions in Turkey.
In addition her corporate work, Özge serves as a counsel to the Association of Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (AIFD) and the Association of Research-Based Medical Technologies Manufacturers (ARTED) in Turkey and advises on numerous regulatory policy papers and drafting regulations for the Turkish government authorities.
EU Requests Consultation before The WTO on Turkey’s Localisation Policy
Gün + Partners, Co-Author, 15.05.2019
Assessing the Difficulties of Enforcing Patent Rights over NPP Products
Managing IP - Turkey IP Focus 2019, Co-Author, 08.05.2019
Is a Public Interest Compulsory Licence on the Way?
Managing IP – International Briefings, Author, 25.02.2019
Global Patent Litigation 2019, Turkey Chapter
Wolters Kluwer, Co-Author, 11.02.2019
Life Sciences 2019 in Turkey
GTDT, Co-Author, 04.02.2019
Leading Home Appliances Manufacturer Granted Preliminary Injunction Against Competitor
IAM - International Report, Co-Author, 26.10.2018
Pharmaceutical Advertising 2018 in Turkey
ICLG, Co-Author, 25.06.2018
IP in Business Transactions 2018 in Turkey
Practical Law, Co-Author, 24.05.2018
First Damages Claim Decision in Pharma Sector for Unjust Preliminary Injunction
IAM - International Report, Co-Author, 23.05.2018
The Implications of EPO Opposition Proceedings on Enforcement and Validity Actions in Turkey
IBA - IP & Entertainment Law Committee Newsletter, Co-Author, 10.05.2018
Distribution and Marketing of Drugs in Turkey
Practical Law, Co-Author, 25.04.2018
Patent Litigation in Turkey
Practical Law, Co-Author, 16.04.2018
Examining the Implications of EPO Opposition Proceedings
Managing IP - Turkey Focus 2018 13.03.2018
Turkey Chapter of Equivalence in Europe
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP - Equivalence in Europe, Author, 03.01.2018
World Intellectual Property Rights and Remedies 2017, Turkey Chapter
Thomson Reuters (West), Contributing Author, 10.07.2017
7th Annual IBA World Life Sciences Conference, Conference Co-Chair, Philadelphia, USA, 31 May – 01 June 2019.
IP Rights in Health Technologies, LES Turkey – Friday IP Talks, Panellist, Istanbul, Turkey, May 17, 2019.
Compliance Environment in Life Sciences Industry in Turkey, Seton Hall University School of Law faculty – Middle East Healthcare Compliance Certificate program, Speaker, Dubai, U.A.E., May 2, 2019.
Licensing, Pricing and Reimbursement Processes, Transparency International Association Turkey-Pharmaceutical Sector Cooperation Program, Moderator, Istanbul, Turkey, February 27, 2019
6th Annual IBA World Life Sciences Conference, Conference Co-Chair, Boston, MA, USA, June 01-02, 2018 2018
5th Annual IBA World Life Sciences Conference, Conference Co-Chair, San Diego, CA, USA, June 16-17, 2017
Life science Patent II – Hot topics in the life sciences litigation, 5th Annual IBA World Life Sciences Conference, Co-Moderator, San Diego, CA, USA, June 17, 2017
Focus: Turkey, International Patent Forum 2017, Managing Intellectual Property, Speaker, London, UK, March 09, 2017
4th Annual IBA World Life Sciences Conference, Conference Co-Chair, San Francisco, CA, USA, June 03-04, 2016
Pay for Delay, 4th Annual IBA World Life Sciences Conference, Co-Moderator, San Francisco, CA, USA, June 03, 2016
Litigation topic 1, 4th Annual IBA World Life Sciences Conference, Co-Moderator, San Francisco, CA, USA, June 04, 2016
“FOCUS: Turkey Harmonisation of Turkish Patent Law”, Euromoney Managing IP International Patent Forum, Speaker, London, UK, March 09-10, 2016
Patent, technology licensing, and trademark subjects, Master Program, Istanbul Bilgi University, Guest Lecturer, Istanbul, Turkey, March and April 2016
What’s new in patent litigation? Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee, IBA Annual Conference 2013, Co-Chair, Boston, MA, USA, October 07, 2013
Who pays? Pharmaceutical patents, and the developing world, IBA Annual Conference 2013, Speaker, Boston, MA, USA, October 07, 2013
International Bar Association (IBA), Vice Chair of the Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee (2018 – 2019)
International Bar Association (IBA), Chair of the Patent Law Subcommittee of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee (2016 – 2017)
Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI)
Licensing Executives Society (LES)
Galatasaray University Alumni Association
2006, The Institute of Social Sciences, Galatasaray University, Istanbul (LL.M. in Business Law)
2004, Faculty of Law, Dokuz Eylül University, Izmir (LL.B.)
2000, Wautoma High School, WI, US
1999, TED Aliaga Private High School, Izmir