Introduction to patents in biotechnology

Classroom 147, building 517

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Introduction to Patents in Biotechnology

·        Purpose of a patent--perspectives from the inventor& U.S. Patent Office

·        Rules for filing a patent application, and discussion of patent prosecution.

·        Novelty and Non-Obviousness

·        Importance of Written Description and "Possession of the Invention" in biotech


15 February 2012


517 Classroom 147



Nicole Ballew Chang

A patent agent for Christie, Parker & Hale, Ms. Chang prosecutes patents in biotechnology and the life sciences, including pharmaceuticals, methods in molecular and cellular biology and immunology, and small molecule chemistry. After receiving her doctorate in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Dartmouth in 2003, Nicole was a scientific writer for GlycoFi, Inc. (2003-2005), and a Technical Specialist/Patent Agent at Ladas&Parry, LLP (2005- 2008). Nicole received her B.A. in Biochemistry from Claremont McKenna College in 1994, and worked from 1994 to 1996, as a graduate research assistant at Los Alamos National Laboratory before attending graduate school.


Lauren E. Schneider

Lauren E. Schneider joined Christie, Parker & Hale in 2003. She has eight years’ experience in intellectual property law. Her practice specializes in the areas of intellectual property counseling, domestic and international patent and trademark law. Lauren has particular technical expertise in the fields of chemistry, life sciences, mechanical engineering, medical devices and optics. Lauren received her B.S. in chemistry from UCLA in 2000, and her J.D. from Southwestern Law School in 2003.


 This is a BYOL event.