JBIPL to host symposium on intellectual property and medical technology Friday, Feb. 2

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The Wake Forest Journal of Business & Intellectual Property Law (JBIPL) will host its spring symposium, “Intellectual Property and Medical Technology: From Creation to Commercialization,” beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, in the Wake Forest Biotech Place Atrium at Wake Forest Innovation Quarter.

The event is free and open to the public. Up to five-and-a-half hours of free Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit is pending approval by the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA).

Medical patents, bioethics, and the venture capitalist-side of regenerative medicine are among some of the topics to be discussed at this year’s symposium.


8:30 a.m. Welcome and CLE Registration

9:00 a.m. Overview of Regenerative Medicine, Role of the Law, and Bioethics

Speakers: Julie Watson and Kirk Hartley

10:40 a.m. The Intersection of Bioethics and the Law

Speakers: Professor Christine Coughlin (JD ’90), Nancy King and Mark Furth

12:45 p.m. Consideration for Intellectual Property Protection of Medical Devices (sponsored by Smith Moore Leatherwood)

Speakers: Justin Nifong, John Alemanni and John Zimmer

2:30 p.m. The IP Implications of Commercialization in Regenerative Medicine

Speakers: Peter Young, Julie Watson and Mike Mireles

3:45 p.m.  Closing Remarks

Attendees are encouraged to register online at bit.ly/2lPetjW.