March 2017 Life Sciences Lunch – How Secure Are Your Patents?

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The last run at patent reform fell flat in the fall of 2015. With no real legislative appetite to tackle the reform process, you might think that things would have calmed down but in this age of uncertainty, nothing stays quiet for long. Whether it is regulatory reform coming from the Patent Office and Congress, addressing the continued issues of inter partes review (IPR) and managing patent trolls, or exploring potential changes in patent protection due to the renegotiation of trade agreements, it is important to plan ahead and be aware of where there may be future disruptions. Please join us as our panel discusses the current patent landscape for life sciences products, delves into the key players and constituencies shaping the process, and see what it might mean for protection of your intellectual property.

Deborah Pollack-Milgate, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Angela Freeman, Associate, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Jennifer Finefield, Senior Technology Manager, Indiana University Research and Technology Corporation
Chris Felts, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP

The Indiana Health Industry Forum and Barnes & Thornburg LLP partner to present a monthly seminar series on critical issues in life science. Each month, at lunch, a policymaker or a panel in the field of life science will be available to answer questions concerning the major challenges and opportunities in the life science industry. We hope you will join us.


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