august, 2014

13aug6:00 pm8:00 pmWIB-Southern California Presents: “The Do’s and Don’ts of IP Strategies”


Event Details

WIB-Southern California Presents: “The Do’s and Don’ts of IP Strategies”

A well thought-out intellectual property (IP) strategy is crucial for any company driven by technological innovation. Two of the nation’s best lawyers, Kate H. Murashige, Ph.D. and Lisa Haile, Ph.D., will share their thoughts on how to maximize return on your invention, protect your niche market from potential competition, optimize an IP strategy for your particular organization, and minimize litigation risks.

This event is generously sponsored and hosted by Morrison & Foerster LLP.

You will have the opportunity, and are encouraged, to ask questions to both speakers throughout the evening. This is your unique opportunity to legal perspective and wisdom from industry leaders.

About our speakers

Kate H. Murashige, Ph.D., Senior Partner at Morrison & Foerster

 Dr. Murashige is an influential industry pioneer in patent counseling, prosecution, and re-examination for biotech and pharma clients.  She has served on the National Institutes of Health as a member of its National Biotechnology Policy and been a member of the Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Committee of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Murashige is highly regarded by her peers as a leading biotech lawyer, receiving numerous awards and accolades throughout her career. She was recently ranked at the very top of her field as a Senior Statesman by Chambers Global 2013 and named one of the Best Lawyers in America 2014 for Biotechnology and Intellectual Property Law.

Lisa Haile, Ph.D., Partner and Co-Chair, Global Life Sciences Sector at DLA Piper

 Dr. Haile’s practice encompasses US and International patent preparation and prosecution relating to novel genetically altered organisms, vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics, as well as patentability, infringement and validity determinations, licensing and strategic counseling. She is consistently praised by clients for her incredibly impressive knowledge of both science and the law; she received her Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology prior to entering the law profession. Dr. Haile has also been recognized by her peers throughout her career. In 2013 she was named one of the Top IP Lawyers by The Daily Journal and one of Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars – Top 250 Women in IP in the United States.


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