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Friday, June 17 • 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Patent Protection: A Business Tool for Commercial Success

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Patents are often the key to the foundation, growth, and ultimate survival of a company. The ability to raise funding turns not only on the creativity of the technology, but also, how well it is protected by creating a barrier to entry by competitors. Without such protection, investors are typically reluctant to finance the company. Consequently, establishing an effective patent portfolio around the company’s innovations is key.

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John Wetherell, Ph.D.

Partner, Pillsbury
Dr. John Wetherell has over 25 years' experience in intellectual property law. His counseling experience includes intellectual property acquisition, transactional due diligence, patent infringement and validity analyses, freedom-to-operate opinions, as well as licensing and strategic counseling. Dr. Wetherell’s patent prosecution experience includes obtaining US and foreign protection in biotechnology areas such as molecular biology... Read More →

Friday June 17, 2016 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Pillsbury Balboa Room 501 West Broadway Suite 1100

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