The French-American Chamber of Commerce of San Francisco cordially invites you to join us for a:
Life Science Breakfast - IP and biotech, is there a road map?
Intellectual Property (IP) is essential to the success of any life biotech company and a primary concern to investors, just as technology, market and management. The level of complexity of the issues, the costs, the challenges faced among Offices of Technology Transfers (OTT) make -IP a a major headache issue for the whole industry. To add to the complexity of the current regulations, the United States Patent Office, (USPTO), is about to reform their procedures in a fashion that seems to engender controversy, and apparently pleases no one, to say the least. Our speakers will share their experience on the issues and hopefully some advices that will help us better understand how IP affects the industry.
John E. Hamer, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Burill & Company.
Catherine Maresh, Senior Patent Counsel, Medtronics
Tod Stoltz, Manager Technology Business Development, UC Davis Health System, Office of Research Technology and Industry Alliances
Roger Werne, Senior Advisor for Industrial Partnership, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
$20 for members - $25 for non-members - $30 at the door
Official Website: http://www.faccsf.com/Events/LifeScienceBr_may2006.htm
Added by faccsf on April 7, 2006