Legal Topics for Scientists, Entrepreneurs, and Start Ups

Hosted by GSAS Harvard Biotech Club and Morrison & Foerster LLP

11 Nov 2020 - 07 Apr 2021

The GSAS Harvard Biotech Club and Morrison & Foerster course on Legal Topics for Scientists, Entrepreneurs, and Start Ups features a combination of lectures and interactive workshops and is designed for students, post-docs, entrepreneurs, and investors with life sciences and tech backgrounds to learn more about:

  • Intellectual Property law, including patent prosecution, litigation, trademarks, licensing, and commercial transactions
  • Business law, including raising funds, and company exit strategies
  • Regulatory law, including the FDA, privacy, and data security

The course will arm attendees with the knowledge scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and investors need to manage the legal aspects for launching and growing a startup including how to avoid common mistakes that can have serious consequences down the road. Come learn from seasoned patent, corporate, privacy, licensing, and trademarks lawyers as well as IP litigators at Morrison & Foerster LLP, who counsel cutting-edge companies at all stages of growth.

All sessions are moderated by Michael R. Ward, Ph.D., global head of the firm’s Life Sciences Practice Group, head of the firm’s Patent Practice Group, co-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and co-chair of our global Food + Agriculture practice.

Session 1 – IP and Corporate Due Diligence for Investors and Start-Ups
Instructed by: Anita Choi, Andrew Boyd, and Alfredo Silva
November 11, 2020

Session 2 – Commercial Life Sciences Transactions and Licensing issues in a COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 world
Instructed by: Matthew Karlyn
November 18, 2020

Session 3 – Raising Angel Investment
Instructed by:Jim Krenn
December 2, 2020

Session 4 – COVID-19: FDA and Compliance issues with testing, vaccines and therapies
Instructed by: Bethany Hills
December 9, 2020

Session 5 – Considerations for ANDA and BPCIA Litigation
Instructed by: Matthew A. Chivvis
December 16, 2020

Session 6 – PCT application process and international patent prosecution
Instructed by: James J. Mullen, Ph.D.
January 13, 2021

Session 7 – Small Molecule Patent Drafting and IP Strategy
Instructed by: Anita Choi
January 20, 2021

Session 8 – Medical Device Patent Drafting and IP Strategy
Instructed by: Christopher Gloria
January 27, 2021

Session 9 – Biologics Patent Prosecution
Instructed by: James Mullen, Ph.D. and Meghan Poon, Ph.D.
February 3, 2021

Session 10 – Biologics Regulatory and Litigation Issues
Instructed by: James Mullen, Ph.D. and Meghan Poon, Ph.D.
February 10, 2021

Session 11 – Key EU IP Laws
Instructed by: Wolfgang Schoenig
February 17, 2021

Session 12 – Trade Secrets
Instructed by: Mark Whitaker
February 24, 2021

Session 13 – Plant Intellectual Property Protection
Instructed by: Cory Ellison, Ph.D.
March 3, 2021

Session 14 – Trademarks for Startups and Entrepreneurs
Instructed by: Jennifer Lee Taylor and Joyce Liou
March 10, 2021

Session 15 – Unique IP issues Relating to International Deals
Instructed by: Janet Xiao, Ph.D.
March 17, 2021

Session 16 – U.S. Privacy and Data Security Considerations for Biotech and Digital Health
Instructed by: Kristen Mathews and Melissa Crespo
March 24, 2021

Session 17 – Thinking about Compliance Risk from Startup to Public Company
Instructed by: Stacey Sprenkel and Christine Wong
March 31, 2021

Session 18 – PTAB and IPRs
Instructed by: Mehran Arjomand
April 7, 2021

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