QED: Best practices following the implementation of the America Invents Act
Friday, May 10, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (PDT)
Dr. Loots is a partner in the San Francisco office of Knobbe Martens. Dr. Loots' practice focuses on client counseling, opinion and due diligence work, and patent preparation and prosecution in the chemical and molecular biology arts. Dr. Loots assists startup companies in developing their core IP portfolios and mapping paths for their core products to proceed through the various patent landscapes that are relevant to their technological areas. Dr. Loots also actively manages and assists Fortune 500 companies with managing and developing strategies for their key technologies. Dr. Loots also represents clients in diagnostics, stem cell technologies, medical devices, next generation sequencing, amplification technologies, and the large molecule space (including antibodies and protein engineering).
Dr. Loots obtained his Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology from U.C. Berkeley, with an emphasis on neuroscience and biophysics. His research focused on the structure/function relationship of ion channel gating and involved engineering various ion channels so that various fluorescent probes could be attached to observe the structural rearrangements of the ion channel as it passed through its various states. Dr. Loots attended Boalt Hall (U.C. Berkeley) for his law degree and has an undergraduate degree in chemistry.