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Personalized medicine IP in threat
What are the possible consequences of the
Prometheus case on your IP strategy?
A Lunch & Learn IP workshop
Thursday, June 28, 2012


Agenda
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Registration, Networking & Lunch*
12:00 PM - 1:00 PMPresentation & Q&A;
1:00 PM - 2:00 PMNetworking Dessert & Product Show
*Lunch will be provided

Overview
Gary Baker, Managing Director of the Quine IP Law Group, will discuss recent court cases, which effectively narrow the scope of acceptable subject matter for patent protection. In Mayo v. Prometheus (U.S. Supreme Court, No. 101150, argued December 7, 2011 - decided March 20, 2012), the relationship between serum thiopurine metabolite levels and the efficacy or toxicity of dosing was deemed an unpatentable law of nature. The Supreme Court held that simply appending conventional steps, specified at high level of generality, to laws of nature does not provide patentable subject matter.

Mr. Baker will discuss the history leading to Prometheus and possible practical effects with regard to analytical and treatment methods claims.

Immediately following the event, the BioCenter will host a Networking Dessert & Product Show, generously provided by Scientist Solutions Events. All attendees and BioCenter clients are invited to come out to enjoy food/refreshments/espresso bar/raffle and browse the vendor tables!


Speaker
Gary Baker, Managing Director, The Quine IP Law Group, P.C.
Gary L. Baker, M.T., J.D. joined the Quine Intellectual Property Law Group, P.C., in November of 2001. In 2011, Mr. Baker became the President and Managing Director of Quine IP Law. He has 18 years of industrial laboratory research and manufacturing experience. Over 15 years, Mr. Baker worked at Cetus/Chiron Corporation in instrumentation, analysis and protein purification processes. Before that, he worked at IGB Products building DNA synthesizers and practicing hands on molecular biology and cell biology. Before the biotech bug bit him, Mr. Baker was also a registered Medical Technologist at Stanford Medical Center. He received his J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law. His medical technology internship was at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and he briefly studied genetics at San Francisco State University. Mr. Baker received his B.S. in microbiology from Montana State University in Bozeman. Mr. Baker is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and is admitted to practice as an attorney in the State of California. Mr. Baker had a small private legal practice in intellectual property and civil law prior to joining the firm.
Please see Mr. Baker's biopatent website for a variety of interesting presentations on patenting, technology, art and mechanics: BIOPATENT


Cost & Registration
Regular Price: $35**
Partners' Network: $25**
BioCenter Members: Free
On-site Registration, if space allows: same cost but bring your lunch...
**Register before Tuesday June 26th!
This event is typically sold out, so early pre-registration is recommended to avoid disappointment on the day!


Venue
San Jose BioCenter
5941 Optical Court
Second Floor
San Jose, CA 95138
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