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 2015

Friday, April 24, 2015 from 8 am – 6 pm

Main Auditorium at the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine

Organized by Kamala Janiyani

This workshop will bring together intellectual property professionals, entrepreneurs, researchers and students to discuss the recent developments in the area of intellectual property and licensing.

In the first half of the workshop, the talks will focus on the challenges of patent reform, recent Supreme Court cases, patent trolls and the impact of patent reform on technology commercialization. Intellectual property experts will share their thoughts on these topics in depth. There will be a short panel discussion to address the questions associated with patent reform initiatives being taken to improve patent quality.

In the afternoon session, experts will discuss technology licensing, commercialization, start-ups and contract agreements. Each presentation will be followed by a Q&A to discuss the topic in depth.

Following the talks will be a hands-on patent searching workshop. Personal laptops required.

Please visit here to register.


8:00 Registration and Breakfast
8:45 Jason Kreisberg (Assistant Director, SDCSB)
9:00 Brenden Gingrich (Partner, Knobbe Martens, San Diego)
Is your invention patentable? Road blocks of Patent Reform and the Supreme Court.
9:40 Ted Sichelman  (Professor of Law, University of San Diego)
Impact of patent reform on licensing agreements and technology commercialization.
10:20 Coffee
10:30 John L Rogitz (Patent Attorney, Rogitz & Associates)
Abstract? Go Ask Alice
11:05 Mike Doyle (General Associate Counsel, Intellectual Property, CareFusion)
Patent Trolls and Medical Devices
11:40 Panel discussion on patent reform
12:00 Lunch
12:45 Tracie Carroll (Director, Intellectual property and Licensing, SBMRI)
Licensing basics & some current trends/considerations
1:20 Mathew B Mitchell (OEM and Licensing Manager, BD Biosciences)
Commercializing research tools.
1:55 Karl Hostetler (Professor of Medicine Emeritus, UCSD School of Medicine)
The road to biotech start-ups: Success Stories
2.35 Tea Break
2:50 Donna Shaw (Assistant Director, UCSD Technology Transfer Office)
Chris Loryman (Principal Contract Officer, UCSD)

IP: What’s in it for me?
3:25 Tim Loomis (VP, Chief Patent Counsel, Qualcomm)
Indefiniteness and the Nautilus case: Effect on software patents.
4:00 Bernard Greenspan (Senior Director Intellectual Property, Prometheus Laboratories)
Hands on Patent Searching workshop (Personal Laptops required).
5:45 Kamala Janiyani (University of California 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 can limit your ability to book our events in the future. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.



Free parking at the Sanford Consortium will be provided for registered attendees. There is also additional free 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.


Pictures of scientists having fun

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With additional support provided by Flu-OMICS

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