[Sdcsb-l] 3.16.17 Intellectual Property and Licensing Workshop

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Intellectual Property and Licensing Workshop

Thursday, March 16, 2017

1.30 pm – 6.15 pm

Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine Auditorium

Organizer: Kamala Janiyani, Ph. D, University of California San Diego


Please register for the event here


This workshop will bring together inventors, legal and business professionals from the local San Diego community to discuss recent updates in intellectual property law and sponsored research. Speakers will share their thoughts in details followed by Q and A. 


Refreshments will be provided throughout the day.



1.00 pm Registration, including a coffee and tea bar with caprese sticks and antipasto skewers

1.30 pm Welcome Remarks 

1.35 pm Patent subject matter eligibility update: Life Sciences cases - April Wurster, Patent Attorney, Viacyte, Inc.

2.05 pm Tam vs. Lee: The Supreme Court Considers the First Amendment Implications of the Federal Government's Refusal to Register Scandalous and Disparaging Trademarks - Sandra Rierson, Associate Professor of Law, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

2.35 pm Innovation Zone: Industry Sponsored Research - Brendan Daly, Principal Contracts Officer, UC San Diego 

3.05 pm Coffee and tea break, including a build-your-own crostini bar

3.30 pm Survival Guide for Post-Grant reviews and Inter partes reviews: Step by Step - Kerry Taylor, Partner, Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP

4.00 pm The importance of picking a solid trademark when you are first starting a business - Eric Hanscom, Partner, Hanscom, Alexeev, McDaniel, LLP

4.30 pm Importance of securing Patent Rights vs When can you Publish? - Gayani R. Weerasinghe, Patent Attorney, GW Life Sciences Consulting

5.00 pm Patent for Patients Project: A quick overview - Kamala Janiyani, University of California San Diego

5.15 pm Patent application drafting: Hands on training - Priti Phukan, Patent Attorney, Archer Norris

6.15 pm Concluding Remarks - Kamala Janiyani, UC San Diego 

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