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Office Hours: Mickey Urdea, PhD. Diagnostics

Would you like expert advice on diagnostics from Mickey Urdea, PhD, Founder & Partner at Halteres Associates?

Our office hours are hosted by leading experts who have generously offered their services pro bono to our entrepreneurs.

If you choose a timeslot, we will require a $100 credit card deposit. The deposit will be refunded the day after you attend. No-shows will not receive a refund. Please be punctual; arrivals late by more than 15 minutes will be considered no-shows.

If you find that you are unable to attend, you may request a refund up to 5 days in advance. (This will give us time to offer the slot to the first person on the waitlist.) We regret that we cannot honor requests made at a later time.

Where & When

Suite 214, Byers Hall, UCSF Mission Bay (1700 4th St., San Francisco)
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Applications are now closed.

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Dr. Mickey Urdea is Founder and Partner for Halteres Associates. He also founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of Tethys Bioscience, a proteomics-based diagnostics company that has been involved in the prevention of type-2 diabetes (assets acquired by HDL), and was CEO of Quantum Dots Corporation (assets acquired by Life Technologies). Additionally, Dr. Urdea is a founder and the Chairman of Catalysis Foundation for Health (CFH), a non-profit organization addressing gaps in global healthcare caused by inefficiencies in disease diagnosis and monitoring; CFH is developing potential biomarkers for tuberculosis bacterial load with a grant for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr. Urdea is a member of the University of California at San Francisco Leadership Council for Global Health. He serves as a consultant to the life sciences industry and is on the scientific advisory boards and boards of directors of a number of biotechnology and diagnostics companies. Prior to his current activities, Dr. Urdea founded the Nucleic Acid Diagnostics business at Chiron Corporation, where he pioneered viral load assays for the human hepatitis B, hepatitis C and immunodeficiency viruses; his team introduced the first commercial viral load assays for all three viruses. Dr. Urdea also headed the Oncology Diagnostics business unit at Chiron. He then became business head of the Molecular Diagnostics group and Chief Scientific Officer at Bayer Diagnostics. He has served as an advisor to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for over ten years. Dr. Urdea is an author on over 200 peer-reviewed scientific publications and has more than 125 issued and pending patents. He received his BS in Biology and Chemistry from Northern Arizona University, his PhD in Biochemistry from Washington State University, and had an NIH postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California at San Francisco.

Office Hours: Caleb Bates, JD, PhD. IP Strategy

Would you like expert advice on IP strategy from Caleb Bates, JD, PhD, Associate at Fish & Richardson?

Our office hours are hosted by leading experts who have generously offered their services pro bono to our entrepreneurs.

If you choose a timeslot, we will require a $100 credit card deposit. The deposit will be refunded the day after you attend. No-shows will not receive a refund. Please be punctual; arrivals late by more than 15 minutes will be considered no-shows.

If you find that you are unable to attend, you may request a refund up to 5 days in advance. (This will give us time to offer the slot to the first person on the waitlist.) We regret that we cannot honor requests made at a later time.

Where & When

Suite 214, Byers Hall, UCSF Mission Bay (1700 4th St., San Francisco)
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Applications are now closed.

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Dr. Caleb Bates is an associate in Fish & Richardson’s Silicon Valley office. His practice focuses on intellectual property law, with emphasis on patent prosecution, strategic counseling, and worldwide patent portfolio management in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and biotechnology fields. Caleb advises and counsels diverse clients, including early stage and established companies, research institutions, and venture capital and investment firms on how to best develop and leverage their IP assets. Caleb has extensive experience in international patent prosecution, having prosecuted applications in over 40 jurisdictions worldwide. In addition to advising clients on IP strategy, Caleb has counseled clients in licensing, investor and company side due diligence, freedom-to-operate and patentability analyses, and in market clearance.

Prior to joining Fish, Caleb practiced patent law at Knobbe Martens.  His graduate research in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Michigan involved the design, synthesis, and mechanistic evaluation of small molecule modulators of eukaryotic gene transcription.

Office Hours: Annette Parent, JD. Patents & IP Strategy

Annette Parent, Ph.D., J.D. is a registered and licensed patent attorney. For over twenty-two years, she has counseled startups, multi-national companies and universities in all aspects of intellectual property law and strategy.

Based in San Francisco, Dr. Parent specializes in helping life science and cleantech companies optimize their IP to increase their company’s valuation.

Our office hours are hosted by leading experts who have generously offered their services pro bono to our entrepreneurs.

If your application is approved, we will invite you to choose a timeslot and require a $100 credit card deposit. The deposit will be refunded the day after you attend. No-shows will not receive a refund. Please be punctual; arrivals late by more than 15 minutes will be considered no-shows.

If you find that you are unable to attend, you may request a refund up to 5 days in advance. (This will give us time to offer the slot to the first person on the waitlist.) We regret that we cannot honor requests made at a later time.

Where and When

Suite 214, Byers Hall, UCSF Mission Bay (1700 4th Street, San Francisco)
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Applications now closed for this session.

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Legal Background

As a partner at both Kilpatrick Townsend and Morgan Lewis, Dr. Parent’s practice focused on domestic and international patent prosecution and strategy. In addition, she prepared opinions (patentability, non-infringement and invalidity), landscape and freedom to operate analyses, as well as IP due diligence for acquisitions, mergers, financing, collaborations, partnerships, and licensing. Dr. Parent also developed a thriving practice assisting European patent counsel in opposition proceedings, representing both patentees and opponents.

Scientific Background

Her life sciences expertise includes nucleic acid technologies, such as molecular diagnostics and therapeutics; protein technologies, such as first and second-generation therapeutic biologics, diagnostics, and vaccines; drug discovery platforms; recombinant protein manufacture and purification systems; cellular technologies; targeted drug delivery systems, microbial growth and production systems, polymers, and small chemical molecules.

Dr. Parent conducted extensive research on RNA splicing and processing while earning her Ph.D. She worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Oregon Health Sciences University, where she was awarded an NIH grant to study the molecular mechanisms of neurotrophic growth factors. Prior to entering law school, she also performed postdoctoral research at the University of North Carolina, investigating MHC class I molecules. Dr. Parent is a co-author on a number of scientific articles published in peer-reviewed journals.

Educational Background

Dr. Parent received her Juris Doctorate degree magna cum laude from Duke University, where she was the Editor-in-Chief of the Duke Law Journal. Prior to entering law school, Dr. Parent received her Ph.D. in molecular biology from Columbia University. She is a registered U.S. patent attorney, is licensed to practice law in California, and is admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Court.

Office Hours: Joseph Snyder, Kilpatrick Townsend. IP and Confidentiality

Get advice from Joseph Snyder, PhD, Managing Partner at Kilpatrick Townsend, on intellectual property and confidentiality.

Our office hours are hosted by leading experts who have generously offered their services pro bono to our entrepreneurs.

If your application is approved, we will invite you to choose a timeslot and require a $100 credit card deposit. The deposit will be refunded the day after you attend. No-shows will not receive a refund. Please be punctual; arrivals late by more than 15 minutes will be considered no-shows.

If you find that you are unable to attend, you may request a refund up to 5 days in advance. (This will give us time to offer the slot to the first person on the waitlist.) We regret that we cannot honor requests made at a later time.

Where and When

Suite 214, Byers Hall, UCSF Mission Bay (1700 4th Street, San Francisco)
Thursday, February 21, 2019

The application period for this session has closed.

About Joseph Snyder

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Joseph Snyder is the Managing Partner of the firm's Walnut Creek office. He focuses his practice on patent prosecution and counseling, emphasizing patent drafting, patent procurement, client counseling and opinion writing, primarily in the chemical arts, biotechnology, life sciences and clean technology. He counsels clients on planning and portfolio analysis for patent protection, including strategic review of technologies' commercial potential, enforcement of patent rights and defense of infringement allegations. Dr. Snyder represents U.S. and foreign companies, such as pharmaceutical companies, diagnostic laboratories, universities and start-ups in all areas of intellectual property counseling and protection.

Office Hours: Jonathan Villet, OneWorld Communications. Identifying the value customers see in your innovation

Jonathan Villet is a creative producer and strategist who leads all major areas of marketing communications work. He drives major initiatives to develop marketing strategy and creative concepts to achieve the goals of clients. Talk to Jonathan to learn how to identify the value that your potential customers see in your innovation--it may be different than you think--and how this value can shape the path to develop and promote your service or product.

Our office hours are hosted by leading experts who have generously offered their services pro bono to our entrepreneurs.

If your application is approved, we will invite you to choose a timeslot and require a $100 credit card deposit. The deposit will be refunded the day after you attend. No-shows will not receive a refund. Please be punctual; arrivals late by more than 15 minutes will be considered no-shows.

If you find that you are unable to attend, you may request a refund up to 5 days in advance. (This will give us time to offer the slot to the first person on the waitlist.) We regret that we cannot honor requests made at a later time.

Where and When

Suite 214, Byers Hall, UCSF Mission Bay (1700 4th Street, San Francisco)
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The application period for this session has closed.

About Jonathan Villet

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Jonathan Villet is a creative producer and strategist who leads all major areas of marketing communications work. He has authored numerous campaigns and media products. His 20+ years in the business includes a mid-career stint for the United Nations working in Europe, Africa and elsewhere to create communications campaigns involving cross-cultural approaches, commended in a U.N. letter. He drives major initiatives to develop marketing strategy and creative concepts to achieve the goals of clients.

Office Hours: Amy Trejo, Procter & Gamble. How to Partner with P&G

About Amy Trejo

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Amy Trejo received her BSc. in Biology from Smith College in Northampton, MA and PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. She started with The Procter & Gamble Company in Cincinnati, OH in 1998 with responsibility for developing up-stream skin care technology for P&G’s Olay skin care brand. From there she moved on to manage upstream technology in the Health Care category working on digestive wellness brands with focus on the Align probiotic product. She then moved into product development managing new product innovation for Head & Shoulders. For the past 4 years Amy has worked as part of the Corporate Open Innovation Team, working to bring the best of external technologies into P&G to accelerate and strengthen their R&D programs.