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Özge Atılgan Karakulak

Partner


+ 90 (212) 354 00 24
ozge.atilgan@gun.av.tr



Bar Admissions:
Istanbul Bar Association

Languages:
English, Turkish

Expertise

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.

Publications

Speaking Engagements

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.

Review of Patent Cases in the German, Turkish And English Courts in 2018, Gün + Partners – World IP Day, Moderator, Istanbul, Turkey, 26 April 2019

Spotlight on Turkey – a case study, International Patent Forum 2019, Managing Intellectual Property, Speaker, London, UK, 06-07 March 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

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

Associations

  • International Bar Association (IBA), Vice Chair of the Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee (2018 – 2019)
  • Seton Hall University School of Law Healthcare Compliance Certification Program, Advisory Board Member
  • Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI)
  • Licensing Executives Society (LES)
  • Galatasaray University Alumni Association
  • International Bar Association (IBA), Chair of the Patent Law Subcommittee of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee (2016 – 2017)

Education

  • 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