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Mar 16, 2017 at 1:30 pm

SDCSB’s Intellectual Property and Licensing Workshop 2017


Intellectual Property and Licensing Workshop

Thursday, March 16, 2017

1.30 pm – 6.15 pm

Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine Auditorium

Host: San Diego Center for Systems Biology (SDCSB)

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

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.


1.00 pm Registration

1.30 pm Welcome Remarks - Jason Kreisberg, Assistant Director, SDCSB

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 Break

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 Recent Sixth Circuit guidance in trademark protection: What did we learn from the recent cases? - 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

Free parking at the Sanford Consortium’s east lot will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. Hourly parking is also available for purchase at the ticket booth. There is also additional parking near the Torrey Pines Gliderport, which is within walking distance. The UC San Diego Shuttle Route has two drop-off locations within walking distance to the Sanford Consortium.

No Show Policy
While we do not charge a fee to attend this event, these programs would not be sustainable and available to all wanting to attend, unless all registrants abide by the 48 hour cancellation notice policy. A no-show will also limit your ability to book our events in the future. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

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Date and Time

Mar 16, 2017 at 1:30 pm


Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine Auditorium

Event Registration

Registration for this event is required by Mar 16, 2017.

Event Fee



Jennifer Beaudette    858-822-6258


Faculty, Staff, Students, The General Public

Event Host

The San Diego Center for Systems Biology

Event Category

Conferences, Workshops and Symposia