Biotech breakfast to focus on protecting intellectual property

June 18, 2019

This paid piece is sponsored by South Dakota Biotech.

Network with others connected to the biotech industry and learn expert strategies to build and protect your intellectual property at an upcoming biotech breakfast.

The event from South Dakota Biotech, the state’s industry trade association, will be from 7:45 to 9 a.m. June 26 at Minnehaha Country Club.

It will feature intellectual property and patent attorneys Malissa Eng and Natalie Kadievitch of  the Minneapolis-based firm Fredrikson & Byron PA.

“This is a valuable opportunity to connect with experts in a field that’s crucial as we grow innovation in our bioscience community,” said Joni Johnson, executive director of South Dakota Biotech.

“We’ve built a lot of high-level content into a condensed amount of time, so you’ll leave with some powerful new strategies and with the connections you need to keep conversations going.”

Eng focuses on identifying, procuring and enforcing the intellectual property rights of clients and has an extensive background working with clients in the chemical industry. Her patent experience includes films and coatings, as well as chemical compositions. Examples include cosmetic and skincare compositions, pharmaceuticals and related methods of treatment, low-emissivity and solar-control coatings, electrode coatings and thin film deposition.

Eng’s patent experience also includes mechanical technologies, medical devices, medical diagnostics, optics, semiconductors, plants and biotechnology. For example, she has done patent work involving breath test diagnostics, cancer therapy, plant extracts, aircraft, solar cells, food preparation equipment and HVAC assemblies.

Kadievitch has 30 years of experience representing clients in the medical device, telecommunication, software and consumer goods industries. She practices intellectual property law with an emphasis in patent prosecution and client counseling, focusing her practice in the areas of electronics, computer software and hardware, telecommunications, medical devices and consumer goods. She has significant experience in opining on infringement and validity issues in the electrical and mechanical arts and conducting due diligence investigations regarding target acquisitions for her clients.

“Both of these women bring knowledge and experience directly applicable to the biotech industry,” Johnson said. “We’re excited to have them in Sioux Falls in front of our members.”

To register for the breakfast event, click here.

Biotech breakfast to focus on protecting intellectual property

Network with others connected to the biotech industry and learn expert strategies to build and protect your intellectual property at an upcoming biotech breakfast.

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