Symposia

Spring 2018 Symposium: Intellectual Property and Medical Technology: From Creation to Commercialization

The Wake Forest Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law presents its Spring Symposium:

Intellectual Property and Medical Technology: From Creation to Commercialization

The Symposium was held on Friday, February 2, 2018 from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm at the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter (Biotech Place). This year’s event looked at medical patents, bioethics and the intellectual property implications of medical technology.

The event was free and open to the public. Up to five-and-a-half hours of free Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit was available. If you want CLE credit, you will need to pay the CLE fee of $3.50 per credit hour.

Please contact Mark Huffman, Symposium Editor, at huffmg15@wfu.edu with any questions.

Link to Parking Map and Directions: http://ipjournal.law.wfu.edu/files/2018/01/Parking-Map1.jpg

 Agenda

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM: Welcome & CLE Registration

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Overview of Regenerative Medicine, Role of Law, and Bio-Ethics

Speakers: Julie Watson and Kirk Hartley

10:30 AM – 10:40 AM: Break

10:40 AM – 12:00 PM: The Intersection of Bioethics & the Law

Speakers: Professor Christine Coughlin, Nancy King, and Mark Furth

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM: Lunch Break

12:45 PM – 2:15 PM: Consideration for Intellectual Property Protection of Medical Devices

Speakers: Justin Nifong, John Alemanni and John Zimmer

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM: Break

2:30 PM – 3:45 PM: The IP Implications of Commercialization in Regenerative Medicine

Speakers: Peter Young, Julie Watson and Professor Mike Mireles

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm: Closing Remarks