Strategies for biotech and medtech startups: Successfully navigating the USPTO and FDA

Hear industry professionals and government officials from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) discuss the intricacies biotech and medtech independent inventors and startups face when securing intellectual property (IP) rights from the USPTO and seeking regulatory approval from the FDA. Space is limited, so register early.

Agenda

All times listed are in PT.

TimeTopicSpeaker/Panelist

Master of Ceremony: Laure Clark, Senior Director, Federal Policy & Government Affairs, Biocom California

10:00-10:10 a.m.Opening Remarks

Stephen Koziol, Regional Director (Acting), USPTO

10:10-11:10 a.m.Navigating the USPTO application process

Jonathan Teixeira Moffat, TC 3700 Director, USPTO

Brandon Fetterolf, TC 1600 Director (Acting), USPTO

Break (5 minutes)
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Navigating through the FDA approval process

Kevin Bugin, Deputy Director of Operations, CDER, FDA

Barbara Zimmerman, Deputy Director for Regulatory Programs, CDRH, FDA

Break (10 minutes)
12:25-1:55 p.m.A guided panel discussion with USPTO, FDA, and industry experts

Moderator: Laure Clark, Senior Director, Federal Policy & Government Affairs, Biocom California

Linda Horner, Administrative Patent Judge, PTAB, USPTO

Mary Till, Senior Legal Advisor, OPLA, USPTO

Jonathan Teixeira Moffat, TC 3700 Director, USPTO

Brandon Fetterolf, TC 1600 Director (Acting), USPTO

Kevin Bugin, Deputy Director of Operations, CDER, FDA

Barbara Zimmerman, Deputy Director for Regulatory Programs, CDRH, FDA

Tom Cowan, Partner, Knobbe Martens

Kimberly Miller, Partner, Knobbe Martens

1:55-2:00 p.m.Closing remarks

Stephen Koziol, Regional Director (Acting), USPTO

Speaker bios

 

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