The Changing IP Landscape and What it Means for Florida's Life Sciences and High-Tech Industries

07 November 2007 Orlando, FL Past Event

Location

Foley & Lardner LLP
Conference Rooms II and III
111 North Orange Avenue
Suite 1800
Orlando, FL 32801

Agenda

4:00 to 5:00 p.m. 
Roundtable Discussion

5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Networking Reception

Recent groundbreaking actions affecting the U.S. patent system — including U.S. Supreme Court rulings, congressional bills to reform the patent system, and new patent rules promulgated by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office — are changing the landscape for companies across industries. These changes stand to impact two of Florida’s important and growing industries: high-tech and life sciences, particularly the methods these industries use to acquire, protect, and enforce their IP.

Foley invites you to join us for a stimulating roundtable discussion with members of our firm and featured Florida high-tech and life sciences representatives, who will discuss what’s next for these industries. Topics to be addressed include:

  • The new rules, Supreme Court cases, and congressional patent reform — What does it all mean?
  • Effective IP strategies for enforcement and protection of IP
  • Considerations for structuring business transactions involving IP and how to get the most value from a company’s IP
  • Technology transfer, licensing, and portfolio management

Featured Participants:

  • Russ Hauck, Executive Director, National Center for Simulation
  • Joseph Giampapa, Associate Director, Technology Transfer, University of Central Florida Office of Technology Transfer

Foley & Lardner LLP Moderators:

  • Courtenay C. Brinckerhoff, Partner, Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical, Chemical & Pharmaceutical, and Appellate Practices and Member, Life Sciences Industry Team
  • Anat Hakim, Partner, IP Litigation Practice
  • Paul S. Hunter, Partner, Electronics, Mechanical & Electromechanical Technologies Practices
  • Steven W. Vazquez, Partner, Transactional & Securities and Private Equity & Venture Capital Practices and Board Member, Florida Venture Forum

Related Services

Insights

The Changing IP Landscape and What it Means for Florida's Life Sciences and High-Tech Industries

Location

Foley & Lardner LLP
Conference Rooms II and III
111 North Orange Avenue
Suite 1800
Orlando, FL 32801

Agenda

4:00 to 5:00 p.m. 
Roundtable Discussion

5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Networking Reception