Patent Protection and Licensing Strategies for Life Sciences Entrepreneurs

Chinese American Biopharmaceutical Society

07/22/2017 01:30 p.m. - 04:30 p.m.

Life Sciences, Patent Counseling + Prosecution, and Venture Intellectual Property

Morrison & Foerster LLP
755 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Janet Xiao and Scott Reynolds Carter

Janet Xiao and Scott Reynolds Carter

Speaking Engagement

Dr. Janet Xiao and Dr. Scott Carter will host an IP workshop about the legal side of founding a life sciences startup, and what it takes to setup your new venture for long-term success. This session will focus on the knowledge an entrepreneur needs to manage the IP and licensing aspects of launching and growing a startup, and to avoid common mistakes that can have serious consequences down the road. Recent case studies will be presented throughout the program.

Topics covered by this session include:

  • What constitutes a strong patent portfolio
  • Legal requirements for patentability; recent changes in the legal landscape
  • Overview and key considerations of the patent application process
  • Key considerations during the IP due diligence process
  • In-licenses (universities, research institutions, and research tools)
  • Planning for collaborations and out-licenses

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