Let’s Talk Legal Workshop | Protecting and Leveraging your Intellectual Property

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Let’s Talk Legal Workshop | Protecting and Leveraging your Intellectual Property

JLABS @ LabCentral , 700 Main Street, North , Cambridge , MA 02139

September 13, 2017 from 12:30 PM to 15:00 PM (EST)

$10 - $35

Join us for the "Let’s Talk Legal Workshop I Protecting and Leveraging your Intellectual Property” – a workshop designed to help entrepreneurs demystify the legal landscape and fill in the blanks. The program is interactive and informal so bring your questions with you!

Science and technology both play a key part in your life sciences business. You have technology or information that no one else does. You want to share the secret sauce, but only on your terms. How do you make this happen?

This practical session will focus on how intellectual property (IP) can be used in your life science business, including:

  • Identifying the types of IP relevant to your business
  • Protecting and managing the IP of your business
  • Leveraging your IP through collaborations and licensing
  • What investors look for in IP due diligence and how to avoid common pitfalls

10:30 AM | Registration & Networking
11:00 AM | Presentation
11:45 PM | Q&A
12:00 PM | Lunch and Networking
1:00 PM | Program Close

This event is brought to you by Johnson & Johnson’s law department working in close partnership with Ropes & Gray LLP, a preeminent global law firm with deep expertise in life sciences. The lawyers presenting these workshops have extensive experience working with life sciences companies ranging from very early-stage ventures through to global companies.

Scott Orchard | Senior Counsel, Johnson & Johnson read bio»
Megan R. Baca | Partner, Ropes & Gray read bio»
Melissa S. Rones | Partner, Ropes & Gray read bio»

Fees**: [Includes Presentation & Lunch]
$25 | General Public
$10 | Student/Academic
$35 | At the door
**Please note: fees do not go to the presenting lawyers, they cover only a portion of catering and event costs

JLABS @ LabCentral
700 Main Street, North
Cambridge, MA 02139

Speakers' Biographies:
Scott Orchard | Senior Counsel, Johnson & Johnson
Scott is Senior Counsel at Johnson & Johnson resident at the Johnson & Johnson Innovation Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. During his four years at J&J, Scott has been engaged in the full range of strategic transactions on behalf of J&J’s pharmaceutical, medical device and consumer healthcare businesses, including options to license or acquire technology, R&D collaborations, sponsored research and venture capital investments. Previously, Scott was employed by major New England based law firms, advising public and private companies and private equity and venture capital firms on mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financings, restructurings and other strategic and commercial transactions. Scott also has extensive experience counseling early stage companies and angel investors.
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Megan R. Baca | Partner, Ropes & Gray
Megan is a partner in Ropes & Gray’s intellectual property transactions, life sciences, and technology, media & telecommunications practice groups. Megan advises public and private companies, investors, and universities in strategic transactions where technology or IP assets are the key drivers. These transactions include technology licensing and transfer, development collaborations, joint ventures, and arrangements for supply, distribution, promotion, outsourcing, and other strategic relationships. Megan also represents private equity firms and other companies in technology-focused mergers and acquisitions, and represents venture-backed companies in financings and ongoing matters. Megan also advises clients on data use, digital health, social media, and advertising issues. With a background in computer science, Megan works with companies in a broad range of industries including technology, software, advertising, gaming, branded products, media, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and finance.
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Melissa S. Rones | Partner, Ropes & Gray
Melissa counsels clients in the biotechnology, biopharmaceutical, medical device and instrumentation industries on a wide range of intellectual property issues, including patent portfolio development and life cycle management, patent prosecution, licensing and monetization strategy, and freedom-to-operate. She works with clients to develop and execute effective patent strategies focused on obtaining robust and enforceable patent protection in the United States and around the world. She also helps clients evaluate and navigate the existing patent landscape. Melissa also advises clients on intellectual property issues in connection with transactions, including venture financings. She evaluates the intellectual property portfolios of target companies, as well as potentially blocking third-party intellectual property, to identify strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities to create value by mitigating or remedying identified issues. Prior to joining the firm, Melissa completed a Ph.D. in cell and developmental biology from Harvard University. Her graduate work focused on examining signaling events involved during the patterning of tissues to generate complex organs and helped define specific roles for Notch signaling in both cardiogenesis and nephrogenesis.

Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS

About Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS (JLABS) is a global network of open innovation ecosystems, enabling and empowering innovators to create and accelerate the delivery of life-saving, life-enhancing health and wellness solutions to patients around the world. JLABS achieves this by providing the optimal environment for emerging companies to catalyze growth and optimize their research and development by opening them to vital industry connections, delivering entrepreneurial programs and providing a capital-efficient, flexible platform where they can transform the scientific discoveries of today into the breakthrough healthcare solutions of tomorrow. At JLABS we value great ideas and are passionate about removing obstacles to success to help innovators unleash the potential of their early scientific discoveries. JLABS is a no-strings-attached model, which means entrepreneurs are free to develop their science while holding on to their intellectual property. JLABS is open to entrepreneurs across a broad healthcare spectrum including pharmaceutical, medical device, consumer and healthtech sectors. The JLABS flagship opened in 2012 in San Diego at Janssen's West Coast Research Center, and since then has grown to ten global locations including the Bay Area, Boston & Lowell, MA, Houston, Toronto, Beerse (Belgium), New York City, and with Shanghai opening in 2019. For more information please visit www.jlabs.jnjinnovation.com or follow @JLABS.

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