Speaking Engagement

Patent Protection and Licensing Strategies for Life Sciences Entrepreneurs

Chinese American Biopharmaceutical Society

22 Jul 2017 01:30 p.m. - 04:30 p.m.

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

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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