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Intellectual Property Essentials for the Biotechnology Industry

Date:   July 13 - August 3, 2009
Time:   6:00 - 9:00 PM

UCSC Extension
10420 Bubb Road
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 861-3700

Sponsor:   UCSC Extension
Event details:  

Biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies must acquire, exploit, and, when necessary, enforce intellectual property rights to capture the value of thier technology and innovations. At the same time, the intellectual property of competitors and third parties often substantially restricts the freedom to operate in research and product development.

Through lectures, case studies and in-class exercises, this course demystifies key intellectual property principles and applications, emphasizing topics of particular relevance to the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device sectors. The instructor explains the basic principles of patents, and explores their strategic implications in a variety of contexts, such as securing funding, establishing barriers to competitor entry, achieving freedom to operate, technology transfer, and strategic alliances. Topics of particular interest to the life science industry are addressed, including research tool patents, reach-through royalties, the patenting of federally funded research, the patenting of genes and living beings, and the interplay of patents and federal regulatory schemes. While the course focuses to a large extent on patents, other forms of intellectual property such as trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights and contractual agreements are also discussed, particularly as they apply to biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies.

This course benefits scientific, engineering, regulatory, business and legal professionals from biopharmaceutical and other technology-based industries who need to understand and manage one of their companies' most valuable assets.


Early enrollment: $391.50 (through June 29)
Standard enrollment : $435.00


Additional information and/or registration:   Visit the UCSC Extension Website

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