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Basics of Obtaining Commercially Effective IP

Intellectual property rights are often key to the foundation, growth, and ultimate survival of a company. For technology and bioscience companies, the ability to raise funding is dependent on establishing a sound intellectual property portfolio and strategy.

This program will give you a basic understanding of IP with emphasis on innovation protection using the patent system and trade secrets. It will also cover the legal requirements and basic process for obtaining a patent.

What you will learn:

  • The interplay of trade secrets and patents, including their relative advantages and disadvantages
  • The types of inventions protectable by patents
  • The criteria that must be met in order to obtain patent protection
  • Recent rule changes at the patent office and how they will affect the patent process and strategy

Date & Time
Registration begins 7:30 am
8:00 am – 12:00 pm PT
Lunch will conclude at 1:30 pm PT

Pillsbury's San Diego-North County office
12255 El Camino Real, Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92130

Event Contact
Iveta Niederle


John R. Wetherell, Ph.D.


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