Mary K. Murray, Ph.D. Co-Organizes Symposium On Academic and Industry Interactions

January 27, 2012

Mary K. Murray, Ph.D., a principal of our firm, in collaboration with MassMEDIC and Back Bay Life Science Advisors, has organized a half-day symposium on January 27, 2012 entitled “Catalyzing Innovation – the Critical Success Factors for Medical Technology Company – Academia Collaboration.” The symposium will be held from 8:00 AM–1:00 PM at the Mass Medical Society, 860 Winter Street, Waltham, MA starting with a networking breakfast, followed by three panel discussions and lunch. Topics for discussion include intellectual property challenges facing industry and academic partnerships, particularly in view of the recent changes in patent law under the America Invents Act, and the importance of fostering productive academic and corporate relationships to develop technology. George Kachen, Ph.D., Senior Director of the Office of Commercial Ventures and Intellectual Property (CVIP), University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA, Jill Murthi, MBA, Patent Agent, Director of the Office of CVIP and a Member of the Executive Advisory Board at the University of Massachusetts’ M2D2 (Mass Medical Devices Development) Center and Thomas Tachovsky, Ph.D., Technology Licensing Officer at MIT are among the panelists.  Scott Pierce, Esq., also a principal of the firm, will co-moderate a panel with Mary. Academic and corporate leaders will participate in the symposium. Please let Mary, Scott or your contact attorney at our firm know if you would like to attend.

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January 27, 2012

Mary K. Murray, Ph.D., a principal of our firm, in collaboration with MassMEDIC and Back Bay Life Science Advisors, has organized a half-day symposium on January 27, 2012 entitled “Catalyzing Innovation – the Critical Success Factors for Medical Technology Company – Academia Collaboration.” The symposium will be held from 8:00 AM–1:00 PM at the Mass Medical Society, 860 Winter Street, Waltham, MA starting with a networking breakfast, followed by three panel discussions and lunch. Topics for discussion include intellectual property challenges facing industry and academic partnerships, particularly in view of the recent changes in patent law under the America Invents Act, and the importance of fostering productive academic and corporate relationships to develop technology. George Kachen, Ph.D., Senior Director of the Office of Commercial Ventures and Intellectual Property (CVIP), University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA, Jill Murthi, MBA, Patent Agent, Director of the Office of CVIP and a Member of the Executive Advisory Board at the University of Massachusetts’ M2D2 (Mass Medical Devices Development) Center and Thomas Tachovsky, Ph.D., Technology Licensing Officer at MIT are among the panelists.  Scott Pierce, Esq., also a principal of the firm, will co-moderate a panel with Mary. Academic and corporate leaders will participate in the symposium. Please let Mary, Scott or your contact attorney at our firm know if you would like to attend.

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