Monday, October 10, 2005

November 4: First in Life Sciences Luncheon Series in Charlottesville Announced

Biotech Patents and Licensing: First Luncheon in Series Starts Friday, Nov. 4 in Charlottesville

The Virginia Piedmont Technology Council and VaBIO are teaming up to co-host quarterly Friday luncheons in Charlottesville. These informal sessions are targeted at those forging the way in the life sciences -- be it bioengineering, biomedical, biotech, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, or healthcare.

The November Life Sciences Luncheon -- the first in the series -- will feature MaryAnne Armstrong, Ph.D., a partner with the intellectual property law firm Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch LLP, as the guest speaker. Dr. Armstrong will demystify the federal legislation known as CREATE Act, signed into law last December. The act amends existing patent law to permit the patenting of inventions made through joint research among multiple partners if certain conditions are met.

Dr. Armstrong will also provide updates on the intellectual property considerations surrounding the Bayh-Dole Act. In her practice, Dr. Armstrong works with inventors, companies and university technology transfer agents in the fields of immunology, chemistry, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, biotechnology, medical devices and others.

The event will be held on November 4th, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the conference room at the Connected Communities building, 999 Grove Street in Charlottesville. The event is free for VaBIO and VPTC members. Non-members pay only $15 per person.

Lunch and beverages will be provided thanks to our generous sponsor: Birch, Stewart, Kolasch & Birch LLP.

Register online with the VPTC (sorry, registration has closed as the event is full)

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