IP Law in Biotech Research

  • USC School of Law 701 Main Street (Room 333) Columbia, SC, 29201 United States

Carolina Biotech Group and the USC Intellectual Property Law Society are teaming up to talk about IP as it relates to biotech, startup companies, and academic research. The format of the event will be engaging and open for questions and discussion: 

Any CBG member that chooses to participate will give a quick (2-3 min) overview of a project that he or she is working on or even an idea that they would like to pursue one day. Then, the floor will open for IP Law Society members (i.e., law students) to brainstorm potential IP concerns for that particular "pitch" (e.g., patents, trademarks, trade secrets, etc.). 

The purpose of the event is to be educational and to introduce members of both organizations to real world examples of intellectual property in biomedical research. We hope that CBG members will leave the event with a better understanding of how intellectual property can fit in to their current research and future careers, and we hope that IP Law Society members will get a chance to apply their knowledge to real world situations.

Please note: IP Law Society members are law students, and are not licensed to give legal advice. Any and all discussion at this meeting is for educational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice.