Past EventBest Practices in Biotech Licensing

DATE: March 23 
TIME: 11:15 to 1 PM 
LOCATION: The BioScience Center, 5901 Indian School Rd NE, Albuquerque, 87110 
FEE: $15 members; $30 non-members 

Protecting your idea, invention or creation is a complicated process. Indeed, intellectual property protection does not end with the granting of a patent, trademark or copyright.

Our all-star panelists will discuss strategies that will  help you develop an IP portfolio that provides immediate safeguards as well as responds to changing demands in your field of business.

Janeen Vilven-Doggett, is a partner and registered patent attorney at Peacock Myers, P.C. In addition to providing patent protection in the life sciences, computer science, nanotechnology and optics, she handles patent, trademark, intellectual property litigation and licensing matters. Janeen also provides FDA counseling regarding medical device, pharmaceutical applications and product labeling requirements. 

R. Terry Dunlay founded IntelliCyt Corporation in 2006 and serves as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Terry is a successful entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in life science technology development and commercialization. He serves as a Director of IntelliCyt Corporation, Inc. and holds 15 patents in the area of cell-based screening instrumentation and informatics. 

Jovan R. Heusser is Director of Commercialization at STC-UNM. Jovan manages inventions from all UNM departments, including the UNM Health Sciences Center and School of Engineering. Jovan is responsible for managing the disclosures, intellectual property, licensing and commercialization for UNM inventions and works closely with STC support staff and outside patent attorneys to assist her in this role.

Theresa “Terry” Lombard serves as the Director of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer for the Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University.  Her primary responsibilities include Intellectual property protection and management of a portfolio of early stage University developed technology, research and intellectual property; screening invention disclosures; assessing commercial potential and marketability; formulating intellectual property protection strategies; evaluation of invention and marketing to industry; and preparing, negotiating, administrating intellectual property licensing agreements and direction and management of the commercialization accelerator program LAUNCH.  

The panelists will cover their top ten best practices, including understanding the business case prior to contacting licensee/licensor, NDA, term sheet, patent protection, renegotiation, and availability of rights/due diligence. 

Seating is limited to 35 attendees. Register today to guarantee a seat at the table. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists in this give and take session. Registration and networking begins at 11:15. A buffet lunch will be available at 11:45. Program starts at noon. 


Novo Norodisk

Novo Norodisk

Southwest Labs

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