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Making Sense of the CRISPR/Cas9 IP Landscape
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Making Sense of the CRISPR/Cas9 IP Landscape

Vancouver, BC Chapter Meeting

When: Tuesday, March 29, 2016
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Where: Gowling WLG (Note different location)
Suite 2300
550 Burrard St.
Vancouver, British Columbia  V6C 2B5
Contact: Paul Armitage

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The Vancouver Chapter of the Licensing Executive Society is very pleased to invite you to a presentation by Tara A. Nealey, where she will discuss the very convoluted CRISPR/Cas9 Intellectual Property (IP) landscape. Many companies have claimed ownership of the genome editing CRISPR-Cas9 technology. At the same time, from an IP perspective, there are potentially many inventions underpinning the development of this important system. Therefore, it is not surprising that the patent landscape surrounding CRISPR-Cas9 and its many applications is complex and consists of many overlapping patent rights. In this talk, Tara Nealey will present an overview of the CRISPR/Cas9 IP landscape with a focus on the recent court rulings.

Tara A. Nealey, IP Attorney and Shareholder, Polsinelli PC, St. Louis, MO
Tara Nealey is a member of the Science and Technology practice group, with a background in academic physiology research. She focuses on advising clients with intellectual property questions related to life science technologies. After completing her Ph.D. in neurophysiology followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in retinal research, she moved to the practice of patent law. Her experience encompasses a decade of providing patent counsel to clients ranging from individual inventor, to public and private universities and research institutions, start-up companies, mid-size firms and Fortune 500 companies including generic and branded pharmaceutical companies. She prepares and prosecutes U.S. and international patent applications, provides patentability reviews and opinions, freedom to operate and clearance opinions and product design arounds, does patent landscaping, and analyzes in- and out-licenses of patented technologies. She recently assisted a Fortune 500 company in analyzing the patent landscape relating to RNAi molecules and products in support of a complex multi-party licensing and business strategy. She has also recently assisted two start-up companies in securing the IP protection necessary for successful rounds of venture capital funding.

Lawyers, licensing professionals, tech transfer personnel, business development professionals and executives with an interest in technology licensing.

LES Member: $25
Non-Member: $35
LES Student Member: $15

The LES Vancouver Chapter uses online registration and all LES members and non-members may register online using their LES online account.

Register online and pay by credit card (US$)
Register online and pay by check (CAD$) onsite
Make check payable to "Licensing Executives Society"

Please send questions to Paul Armitage or Sarah Mouratidis.

Many thanks to our sponsor for their generous support.