Genetics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Colloquium
Thursdays, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
UC San Diego, Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall, Fung Auditorium
Complete schedule here

Intellectual Property and Licensing Workshop 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 1.30 pm – 6.15 pm

Main Auditorium at the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine

Organized by Kamala Janiyani

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..


Please visit here to register.



1.00pm Registration
1.30pm Welcome Remarks
1.35pm April Wurster (Patent Attorney, Viacyte, Inc.)
Patent subject matter eligibility update: Life Sciences cases
2.05pm Sandra Rierson (Associate Professor of Law, Thomas Jefferson School of Law)
Tam vs. Lee: The Supreme Court Considers the First Amendment Implications of the Federal Government’s Refusal to Register Scandalous and Disparaging Trademarks
2.35pm Brendan Daly (Principal Contracts Officer, UC San Diego)
Innovation Zone: Industry Sponsored Research
3.05pm Coffee break
3.30pm Kerry Taylor (Partner, Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP)
Survival Guide for Post-Grant reviews and Inter partes reviews: Step by Step
4.00pm Eric Hanscom (Partner, Hanscom, Alexeev, McDaniel, LLP)
The importance of picking a solid trademark when you are first starting a business
4.3opm Gayani R. Weerasighe (Patent Attorney, GW Life Sciences Consulting)
Importance of securing Patent Rights vs When can you Publish?
5.00pm Kamala Janiyani (UC San Diego)
Patent for Patients Project: A quick overview
5.15pm Priti Phukan (Patent Attorney, Archer Norris)
Patent application drafting: Hands on training
6.15pm Kamala Janiyani (UC San Diego)
Concluding Remarks


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.



Free parking at the Sanford Consortium 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 UCSD Shuttle Route has two drop off locations within walking distance to the Sanford Consortium.



With additional support provided by Flu-OMICS

Flu-OMICS is funded by a grant from the NIH/NIAID U19AI106754