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

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Join us for "Let's Talk Legal Workshop I Protecting 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!

Program Overview

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 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 - 11:00 AM | Registration & Networking
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM | Presentation
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Q&A
12:00 PM - 1:00 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.

Stuart Wilks | Assistant General Council, Johnson & Johnson read bio»
Megan R. Baca | Partner, Ropes & Gray read bio»
Melissa S. Rones | Partner , Ropes & Gray read bio»

$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

329 Oyster Point Blvd. Floor 3
South San Francisco, CA 94080

Speakers' Biographies:

Stuart Wilks | Assistant General Counsel, Johnson & Johnson
Stuart is Assistant General Counsel at Johnson & Johnson resident at the Johnson & Johnson Innovation Center in Menlo, Park California. In this role, Stuart provides general legal advice to the Innovation Center team in California, participates directly as legal counsel in Innovation Center transactions, and/or coordinates with colleagues in the Johnson & Johnson Law Department to support Innovation Center matters.

During his nearly fifteen years with Johnson & Johnson, in addition to the California Innovation Center, Stuart has supported a diverse group of Johnson & Johnson operating companies and units, such as Alza, BabyCenter, Janssen Health Innovation, Janssen Research & Development, Janssen Supply Chain, Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JJDC, Inc., Noramco, and Scios in a broad range of business and contractual matters. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Stuart was corporate counsel at Scios, Inc. in Fremont, California, corporate counsel at COR Therapeutics, Inc. in South San Francisco, California and an associate in the corporate and life sciences practice groups of the Palo Alto office of Cooley LLP.
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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 life sciences clients on a wide range of intellectual property issues, including patent portfolio strategy and life cycle management, licensing and monetization strategy, and the risks associated with third party intellectual property. She also performs due diligence investigations and advises clients on strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities to mitigate risk and remedy issues related to intellectual property in the context of a range of transactions, including private financings and capital markets transactions, license agreements, collaborations, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions.

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.
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