Strategies and Options for Protecting Biotech Startup Intellectual Property - Pasadena Bioscience Collaborative


Presented by Jeffrey Sheldon and Dr. Laura Lloyd
July 12th, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

All in attendance will receive a complimentary copy of the recently published book “The Manager’s Guide to Intellectual Property” by Jeffrey Sheldon

How can a biotech startup company protect its innovations? This one hour presentation by Jeffrey Sheldon and Dr. Laura Lloyd will answer that question.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • The process and strategies for patenting biotech inventions
  • What the recent Supreme Court decisions in Monsanto and Myriad mean for your company
  • Strategies for in-licensing and out-licensing
  • Other protection available for biotech companies
  • The presentation will include a question and answer session.

Lunch and beverages will be provided by PBC for this presentation.

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About Our Presenters

Jeffrey G. Sheldon

A founding partner of Sheldon Mak & Anderson in Pasadena, Jeffery Sheldon focuses exclusively on intellectual property law including prosecution, litigation and international and domestic licensing.

Sheldon Mak & Anderson has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a Tier 1 firm in intellectual property law. Sheldon Mak is the smallest firm by far to achieve that recognition. Mr. Sheldon has been recognized as one of the 20 best IP lawyers in California and his leadership in IP professional organizations has established him at the pinnacle of his professional specialty.

Author of the foremost treatise on how to write patent applications, published by PLI , Mr. Sheldon is also the author of a chapter on IP licensing in CEB’s Intellectual Property in Business Transactions.

Holding a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, an M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering (as a Marshall Scholar), and a J.D. , magna cum laude, from Loyola University, Mr. Sheldon’s technical background is in the biomedical and chemical engineering fields. He was previously employed as a chemical engineer by Exxon and Shell Chemical, as a scientific coordinator by Lee Pharmaceutical, and as a medical device development engineer by American Hospital Supply Corporation.

Laura M. Lloyd

With her extensive skill and experience in molecular biology, immunology and virology, registered patent attorney Laura M. Lloyd, Ph.D. helps companies and universities protect their intellectual property. Dr. Lloyd represents and counsels clients in domestic and international patent and trademark prosecution, negotiation of patent licenses, and trademark coexistence agreements. She also represents clients in opposition and infringement cases before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, federal courts in California and Texas, and the International Trade Commission.

Dr. Lloyd has prepared and prosecuted numerous foreign and domestic patent applications and issues in areas ranging from biotechnology, molecular biology, immunology and virology to diagnostics, medical devices, therapeutics, small molecules, and pharmaceuticals.

Her science credentials include positions as a Research Associate/National Institutes of Health, Post-Doctoral Training Fellow in the Department of Pathology and Microbiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Research Scientist with Streck Laboratories in Omaha, Nebraska.

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