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Fish Forum

2007 Twin Cities Medical Device Seminar

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007, 8:00 am EST

Fish Forum

2007 Twin Cities Medical Device Seminar

Tuesday, December 4th, 2007, 8:00 am EST

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Join Fish & Richardson, the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal, and distinguished industry experts for a half-day Medical Device Seminar addressing areas of critical interest to the ongoing business of medical device companies. Our experts will bring clarity to the changing patent environment and explore the impact of recent developments on medical device companies and the ways they approach significant legal and business decisions. This seminar is designed for in-house legal and business professionals involved in intellectual property and medical device issues, venture capital firms, and angel investors.

*3.0 hours of CLE credit have been approved by the Minnesota State Board of Continuing Legal Education for this seminar.

Tuesday, December 4
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Minneapolis Club
729 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN

Patent Developments 2007
Opening Remarks: Mark S. Ellinger, Managing Principal – Twin Cities, Fish & Richardson
Freedom to Operate: Assessing Business and Legal Risk and
Clearing the Hurdles that Arise
Moderator: Dorothy P. Whelan, Principal, Fish & Richardson
Panelists: Jonathan D. Spangler, Vice President & Chief Patent Counsel, NuVasive, Inc.
Peter McNerney, Co-Founder and Partner, Thomas, McNerney & Partners
Stephen R. Schaefer, Principal, Fish & Richardson
Fight or Flight: Rethinking Strategies for Handling Patent Threats and
Assessing Patent Value
Moderator: John A. Dragseth, Principal, Fish & Richardson
Panelists: John J. Alexander, President & CEO, IFC Medical
Matthew A. Doscotch, Associate Patent Counsel, Zimmer Spine, Inc.
Patent Litigation Strategies and Alternatives in the New Legal Environment
Moderator:
Ann N. Cathcart Chaplin, Principal, Fish & Richardson
Panelists: Steven A. McAuley, Senior Patent Attorney, Boston Scientific Corporation
Ron Perlt, Vice President, Maico Diagnostics
Mathias W. Samuel, Principal, Fish & Richardson
Michael J. Kane, Principal, Fish & Richardson

Lunch: Noon to 1:00 p.m.

To register, visit http://events.bizjournals.com/3691

Mark S. Ellinger
ellinger@fr.com


Dorothy P. Whelan
whelan@fr.com


Stephen R. Schaefer
schaefer@fr.com


John A. Dragseth
dragseth@fr.com


Ann N. Cathcart Chaplin
cathcartchaplin@fr.com


Mathias W. Samuel
samuel@fr.com


Michael J. Kane
kane@fr.com

 

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