Roundtable: Intellectual Property
for the Life Sciences
April 24, 2018
Dorf & Nelson
555 Theodore Fremd Avenue, Rye, NY 10580
Scott D. Locke, Esq., Partner & Chair,
Intellectual Property Department, Dorf & Nelson
Christopher C. Palermo, Esq., Partner, Bleakley Platt & Schmidt
At some point you may become an inventor if you aren't one already.
As a researcher, engineer, or data scientist entering the entrepreneurial world, it pays to understand the steps needed to protect your discovery or innovation. If gone about the wrong way, researchers will be unable to realize the value of the inventions into which they poured their energy, and unable to attract the funding that they need to bring their discovery to market. This session will address the many issues related to intellectual property protection and management, with guidance on turning your invention into a recognized asset.
Mr. Locke counsels clients on the procurement, enforcement and licensing of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. He provides solo inventors, start-up businesses, and well-established companies across diverse industries with strategies and tools for maximizing the return on their investment in their ingenuity, creativity, and goodwill. His clients include innovators in the fields of pharmaceuticals, delivery systems, diagnostics, siRNA technologies, Cas9 related technologies, gene therapies, and medical devices.
Mr. Palermo is a litigation partner with experience representing pharmaceutical companies in government investigations, class action litigation, antitrust matters, and claims brought by the U.S. Department of Justice and state Attorneys General involving marketing and pricing practices. He has experience representing companies in disputes involving intellectual property, trade secrets and unfair competition claims. He also has advised clients in the life sciences industry on a variety of compliance issues. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Law Section of the New York State Bar Association.
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