Speaking Engagement

Getting your IP House in Order: Patent Fundamentals, Strategies, and Case Studies for Life Science Professionals

Pharmaceutical & BioScience Society – San Francisco Bay

04 Dec 2015 12:45 p.m. - 05:30 p.m.

Crowne Plaza Hotel
1221 Chess Dr
Foster City, CA 94404

This workshop aims to help life science professionals gain good understanding on the business values of patents and the process of building a strong patent portfolio. The workshop will begin with an overview of key factors for building a strong patent portfolio in the life science industry. Basic legal requirements for patentability, as well as recent changes in patent law that impact patent strategic considerations will then be covered. With this groundwork, we will then discuss the process and key considerations for obtaining patent protection from the inception of the ideas to the preparation of a patent application and working with the patent office to obtain a patent. The workshop will conclude with an overview of the key considerations during IP due diligence as well as practice tips on how to best prepare life science companies for IP due diligence by investors and collaborators. Real-life case studies will be presented throughout the workshop.

Key Topics:

  • Business values of a strong IP portfolio; what constitutes a strong IP portfolio and how to build one
  • Legal requirements for patentability and recent changes in patent law impacting patent strategic considerations
  • Overview and key considerations of the patent application process
  • IP due diligence practice and practice tips on how best to prepare for IP due diligence




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