Legal Connect

Date: Friday, April 10, 2015 - 8:30am to 7:00pm

Legal Connect: Utilizing Law Students in Technology Transfer Offices and Incubators to Help Fulfill the Commercialization Goals of the Bayh-Dole Act

Friday, April 10, 2015

8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Room 325 Thomas Jefferson School of Law 1155 Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

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MCLE credit available

Fulfilling the Commercialization Goals of the Bayh-Dole Act is the outcome of a yearlong research project by Thomas Jefferson School of Law students.  The symposium will focus on the goal of the Bayh-Dole Act, which is to make technology transfer a university responsibility in exchange for receiving federal funding, and will ultimately propose the inclusion of law students in the commercialization process of federally funded research.

Panels will focus on timely and controversial subjects, including: Background and Legislative Intent of the Bayh-Dole Act, Problems and Promises in Technology Transfer Offices, Current Solutions to Utilize Law Students in the Technology Transfer Process, and Legal Connect: A Proposal to Expand the Bayh-Dole Act to Include the Use of Law Students in the Commercialization of Federally Funded Research.


SCHEDULE

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.  Continental Breakfast and Check-In

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.  Introduction and Welcoming Remarks

Tony Rafati – MBA, IP Fellow, IP Honors Student, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Randy Berholtz – Executive Vice Present, Acting General Counsel and Secretary, Innovus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Adjunct Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

9:15 – 9:30 a.m.  Recognition of Thomas Jefferson School of Law Intellectual Property Fellows Program

Steven Semeraro – Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law and Founder of the Intellectual Property Fellows Program

Eric Lane – Adjunct Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law and Supervising Attorney in the Patent and Trademark Clinics Lalitha Rao – Adjunct Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.  Panel 1: Background of Bayh-Dole Act and Legislative Intent of Bayh-Dole

Moderator: Jermina Landstrom – IP Honors Student, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Eugene R. Quinn, Jr. – President and Founder of IPWatchdog, Inc., U.S. Patent Attorney (via taped interview) Fred Reinhart, RTTP – President, Association of University Technology Managers, Senior Advisor for Technology Transfer Office, University of Massachusetts Amherst (via video) Victoria B. Cajipe, Ph.D. – Senior Licensing Officer at University of California at San Diego Technology Transfer Office Daniel Hart, Ph.D., Esq. – Partner, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear

11:00 – 11:15 a.m.  Break

11:15 – 12:45 p.m.  Panel 2: Problems and Promises in Technology Transfer Offices

Moderator: Rachelle Law – IP Fellow, IP Honors Student, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Ronnie Hanecak, Ph.D. – University of California Irvine Assistant Vice Chancellor, Research and Technology Alliances Tommy Martindale, Esq. – Technology Transfer Office, San Diego State University  Fred C. Hernandez, Esq. – Member, Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. Professor-Entrepreneur (TBA)

12:45 – 1:45 p.m.  Lunch Break

Moderators: Theodore Montgomery – IP Honors Student, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Mark Hackmann – IP Honors Student, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Kirsten Donaldson, Esq. – Legislative Director and Counsel, U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (Dem. NY)

1:45 – 3:15 p.m.  Panel 3: Current Solutions to Utilize Law Students in the Technology Transfer Process

Moderator: Alesya Nalbandyan – IP Honors Student, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

James M. Silbermann, Esq. – Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (via video) Clifford Michaels, Ph.D. – Senior Licensing Associate, Emory University’s Technology Transfer Office Vern Norviel – Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Ruprecht von Buttlar – Vice President, Business Creation and Development, CONNECT

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.  Break

3:30 – 5:15 p.m.  Panel 4: Description of Proposed Legal Connect

Moderator: Tamara Marshall – IP Honors Student, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Presentation 1: Overview of the Bayh-Dole Act, Technology Transfer Offices, and Current Law School Programs

Jermina Landstrom – IP Honors Student, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Rachelle Law – IP Fellow, IP Honors Student, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Presentation 2: Description of Survey Data and Results 

Tony Rafati – IP Fellow, IP Honors Student, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Alesya Nalbandyan – IP Honors Student, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Presentation 3: The Legal Connect Program

Tamara Marshall – IP Honors Student, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Presentation 4: Legislation

Mark Hackmann – IP Honors Student, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Theodore Montgomery – IP Honors Student, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

5:15 – 5:30 p.m.  Closing Remarks

Randy Berholtz – Acting General Counsel and Secretary, Innovus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Adjunct Professor, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.  Reception


REGISTRATION

  • FREE – All registered students with photo ID, TJSL alumni, TJSL faculty, TJSL staff
  • $30 – CONNECT members and attorneys in practice less than 5 years not seeking MCLE credit
  • $40 – General public (Not seeking MCLE credit)
  • $45 – All others (Seeking MCLE credit)

Registration Closed

*Boxed lunch provided to registered attendees.


  • $750 – Bronze Sponsor
  • $1,250 – Silver Sponsor
  • $1,750 – Gold Sponsor

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If you have any questions, please contact Kathryn Markey at kmarkey@tjsl.edu or Jermina Landstrom at landstj@tjsl.edu.

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