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David E. Nelson Memorial Lecture: The Role of Patent and Trade Secret Licensing in Supporting Early-Stage Innovation

March 30 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Professor Rob Merges will be presenting his new paper, Patents, Validity Challenges, and Private Ordering: A New Dispensation for the Easy-Challenge Era, which focuses on IP’s impact on R&D and the economics of licensing transactions.

Professor Merges is Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Advanced Degree Programs and Global Engagement. Professor Merges is co-founder and co-Faculty Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, cornerstone of Berkeley Law’s intellectual property program. Professor Merges has authored or co-authored five books: (1) Patent Law and Policy: Cases and Materials; (2) Intellectual Property in the New Technological Age; (3) Legal Protection for Computer Technology; (4) Trademarks, Unfair Competition and Business Torts; and (5) Justifying Intellectual Property. He has also edited six other books.

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Wednesday, March 30
5:30 P.M.
University Club
California Memorial Stadium
2227 Piedmont Ave, Berkeley, CA
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Fireside Chat
The Nelson Lecture will be followed by a fireside chat responding to Professor Merges’ paper. The chat will explore the impacts of patent and trade secret licensing on the growth cycle of small life sciences companies, and how we can support those companies more efficiently. Discussants TBA.
Reception will follow.

Details

Date:
March 30
Time:
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
MCLE
https://www.law.berkeley.edu/research/bclt/bcltevents/2022-nelson-memorial-lecture/

Venue

cal memorial stadium
210 Stadium Rim Way
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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Organizer

Phone:
510-643-5518
Email:
natcoletta@berkeley.edu
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Other

Total MCLE Credits Offered:
1
Course Dates:
March 30