World IP Day: Taking your ideas to market - Life Sciences WA Institute - Free forum April 26

Monday, April 26, 2021

Life Science Washington Institute celebrates WORLD IP DAY 2021 on April 26 with a free, half-day forum targeted to entrepreneurs in the life sciences.

Life Science Washington Institute’s WORLD IP DAY: Taking Your Ideas to Market will educate entrepreneurs about important aspects of intellectual property (IP), how to think about IP strategy for their company, and what resources are available from the US Patent and Trade Office (USPTO) and other organizations.

This event focuses on IP strategy for start-ups with presentations from Stephen Koziol from USPTO and Brett Nelson from Lee & Hayes. A panel discussion will explore differing viewpoints around effective IP Strategy moderated by Scott Maloney, Director of Innovation at Washington State University.

Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, there is no cost to attend WORLD IP DAY: Taking Your Ideas to Market!


7:45 am - Registration

8:00 am - Welcome/Program Overview by Life Science Washington Institute
8:10 am - IP Strategy IS a Business Strategy! - Stephen Koziol, Managing Assistant
                 Regional Director, Western Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
9:00 amTaking Your Ideas to Market: Creating an Effective IP Strategy - Brett Nelson,
                 Lee & Hayes
9:30 am - BREAK
9:45 amIP Strategy Panel: “Effective” Depends on Where You Sit
              - Moderated by Scott Maloney – Director of Innovation, Washington State University
              - Jennifer McCullar – Senior Innovation Manager, University of Washington CoMotion
              - Wayne Stacy – Director, Silicon Valley Regional USPTO
              - Loretta Little – Managing Director, WRF Capital
              - Roslyn (Roz) Hendriks, PhD, MBA – CEO, MicrobiomX
11:00 amStarting Out: Leveraging USPTO Resources & Expertise - Stephen Koziol,
                  Managing Assistant Regional Director,
                  Western Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
11:45 am - Forum concludes