Genetics, Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Colloquium
Thursdays, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
UC San Diego, Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall, Fung Auditorium
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11/01/13 – Patent Law & Patent Searches

Patent Law & Patent Searches Workshop

November 1, 2013  – 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Sanford Consortium Auditorium

2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive, La Jolla CA 92037  (Next to the Salk Institute)



Kamala Janiyani, PhD, San Diego Center for Systems Biology, UC San Diego


Due to the recent patent reform act, the USPTO rule for filing patent applications has changed from “First to Invent” to “First to file”. This means the patent will be issued to an inventor who filed first, even if someone else had already invented first. Therefore it has become important to know if there is any Prior Art out there when deciding to file a patent application. This workshop will bring together experts in the area of Patent Law and Patent Searches who will discuss these topics and provide hands-on demonstration on how to do patent searches yourself. There will be questions and answers after each talk to discuss each topic in depth.


–       Recent changes in the patent law and how to effectively manage their impact, Dr. David Waller, President, Patent Success Strategies. Presentation

–       Further Reflections on the America Invents Act, Ted Sichelman, Professor of Law, University of San Diego. Presentation

–       Effect of prior art on academic technology licensing. Dr. Eric Gosink, UC San Diego. Presentation

–       Supreme Court Ruling on Naturally Occurring DNA Sequences and Implications to the Research Community and Industry.  Dr. Scott Miller, IP Counsel Leader, Life Technologies. Presentation

–      Recent Treatment of the question of obviousness by the Federal Court in the light of KSR decision. Boris Zelkind, Partner, Knobbe Martens. Presentation

–       Licensing in the “Post Reform Act Era”.  Dr. Elie Gendloff, Gendloff Consulting. Presentation

–       Prior Art Searches workshop. Dr. Margaret Dunbar, Senior Director, IP & Legal Affairs, Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute. Presentation





Online Registration Required

***Participation is FREE. Online registration is required. Limited Seating. No walk-ins allowed. Attendees are encouraged to bring own laptop ***

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*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 72 hour cancellation notice policy. A no-show will limit your ability to book our events in the future. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.



Paid Parking at the Sanford Consortium ($8/day or $1hr/45mn).  Free parking near the Torrey Pines Gliderport, within walking distance.  If you are coming from UCSD Campus, the UCSD Shuttle Route  has two drop off locations within walking distance to the Sanford Consortium (next to The Salk Institute).


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Santa Cruz Biotechnologies