Advanced Topics in Patent Law

Hosted by Nucleate and Morrison & Foerster LLP

02 Mar 2022 - 16 Mar 2022

Morrison & Foerster and Nucleate invite you to attend our Advanced Topics in Patent Law Course, featuring a series of lectures designed for students, post-docs, entrepreneurs, and investors with life sciences and tech backgrounds. This ten-week workshop will allow attendees to expand their knowledge and 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

Each session will explore more advanced topics in patent and life sciences law, such as US/EU patent drafting, small molecules, medical devices, biologics, FDA strategies, trade secrets, and licensing. Attendees will gain the hands-on 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.

MoFo’s seasoned patent, corporate, privacy, licensing, and trademarks lawyers as well as IP litigators will lead each class with a real-world experienced-based approach. 

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 – Developing an IP Strategy

Speaker: Michael Ward
January 12, 2022

Session 2 – Small Molecule Patent Drafting and IP Strategy

Speaker: Anita Choi
January 19, 2022

Session 3 – Medical Device Patent Drafting and IP Strategy

Speaker: Christopher Gloria
January 26, 2022

Session 4 – Patent Strategies for Personalized Medicine and Diagnostics

Speakers: Rachel Rice, Liz Newman
February 2, 2022

Session 5 – Biologics Patent Drafting and IP Strategy

Speaker: Meghan Poon
February 9, 2022

Session 6 – Patent and FDA Strategies for new drugs

Speaker: Brigid Bondoc, Lisa Silverman
February 16, 2022

Session 7 – Life Science AI and Machine Learning Patent Drafting and IP Strategy (Case Studies)

Speakers: Anna Yuan, Jean Nguyen
February 23, 2022

Session 8 – Trade Secret Strategies for Life Sciences

Speaker: Mark Whitaker
March 2, 2022

Session 9 – Patent Drafting for the US and Europe

Speakers: Nathan Vogler and Anna Leathley (Carpmaels & Ransford)
March 9, 2022

Session 10 – Advanced Licensing Topics

Speaker: Matt Karlyn
March 16, 2022



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