Seasoned veterans will guide us through a University based licensing strategy for start-up and emerging businesses. This panel discussion will be focused on the hurdles and lessons learned from companies desiring to implement a University-based licensing strategy.
Richard Christiansen, Program Moderator, Associate Attorney at Kilpatrick Townsend (SD LES Program Chair)
Dr. Ruben D. Flores-Saaib Ph.D., Director of Commercialization, UCSD Office of Innovation and Commercialization
Matthew Bresnahan, Associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Before May 23
At The Door
| Future LES Members
Due to security requirements it is strongly encouraged that attendees register in advance.
Illumina (Multipurpose Room)
5200 Illumina Way
San Diego, CA 92122
Note: Free parking is on the Illumina campus, please follow the signage on the day of the event. Signage will direct our guests to the Illumina Multipurpose Room.
Bill Decker grew up in Michigan and Virginia. He received his PhD from the University of Virginia in Engineering Physics and his dissertation was entitled “Numerical Studies of Bifurcations and Chaos in Natural Convection.”
Prior to joining UC San Diego, Bill was employed for five years at a biomedical device start-up, first based in Florida, then in Orange County, CA, where he held positions of increasing responsibility and performed duties that were cross-functional between business and R&D. Bill’s work at the company resulted in eight issued U.S. patents, four issued non-U.S. patents, and several patents pending in the U.S., Europe, Japan, and Hong-Kong.
Over the years, Bill has been an invited guest speaker at meetings sponsored by the American Physical Society, the American Nuclear Society, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, the International Society for Analytical Cytology, the Association for Women in Science, and the National Association of College and University Attorneys.
Dr. Flores received a Doctorate in chemistry and biochemistry from UCLA and soon after began his career in the San Diego biotechnology industry at BD Biosciences Pharmigen. Dr. Flores has held a variety of positions with increasing responsibility in R&D, marketing, business development and technology commercialization. Most recently, Rubén served as Vice President of Business Development and Technology Transfer for the Los Angeles BioMedical Research Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, where he focused on fostering the entrepreneurial ecosystem for startups in Los Angeles working with local academic centers, the County of Los Angeles, LAEDC, LARTA, BIOCOM and local REITs.
Matt Bresnahan is a senior associate in the San Diego and Los Angeles offices of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where he focuses his practice on all aspects of intellectual property, including strategic patent counseling, patent and trademark prosecution, licensing, and litigation. Most of Matt's clients are in the life sciences, biotechnology, molecular biology, pharmaceutical, diagnostic, medical device, cosmetics, and clean technology fields. Matt received his B.S. degree in Biochemistry from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and his J.D. from the University of San Diego.
Richard Christiansen is an Associate at Kilpatrick Stockton where he focuses his practice on all aspects of patent law. Richard’s patent expertise includes electronics, medical devices, software, clean technology, and mechanical devices. Before launching his legal career, Rich was involved in the development of diesel injection systems at Siemens VDO and was a design engineer at Raytheon Missile System where he participated in the development and testing of a new weapon system. Richard received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University and his J.D. from New York University.
Sponsored by Illumina