Upcoming and Recent Events

SEBIO Investors Forum
Oct 11-13, 2016
Jacksonville, Florida
Sherry Knowles: A Conversation with Jimmy Rosen, Deputy Director, Venture Investments; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

USPTO-CPIP Tech Licensing Conference
June 8, 2016
The Economic Contribution of Technology Licensing; Co-Sponsored by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and George Mason University’s Center for Protection of Intellectual Property.
Sherry Knowles, Invited Speaker (Licensing and Commercialization in the Life Sciences)

WIPO Conference on IP and Development
April 7-8, 2016
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Geneva, Switzerland
Sherry Knowles, Invited Speaker

“Twenty Years after TRIPS Agreement-Are We Closer to Global Substantive Patent Harmonization?”
Sherry Knowles, Intellectual Asset Management Magazine, Issue 75, December 2015/January 2016.

International Forum on Intellectual Property and Trade 2015: Adjudication, Administration and Innovation
Federal Circuit Bar Association Global Series; Shanghai, China (Oct 19-20, 2015)
Sherry Knowles, Invited Speaker, Intellectual Property and Trade Challenges

World IP Forum
Sept 15-17, 2015; Bangkok, Thailand
Sherry Knowles, Invited Speaker: “Reconsidering the Incentives for Innovation in the Biotech Industry”

Intellectual Property Gala Honoring the Judiciary
March 26, 2015

The Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar in collaboration with the IP Law Section of the Atlanta Bar and the Atlanta IP Inn of Court
Atlanta, Georgia
Brent R. Bellows, Moderator

Patentable Subject Matter – Where are we after Alice and subsequent PTO guidance with respect to 35 USC 101?
March 9, 2015

IP Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia
Brent R. Bellows, panelist

WIPO Expert Forum on International Technology Transfer
February 16-18, 2015

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Geneva, Switzerland
Sherry Knowles, Keynote speaker and panelist

Georgetown University’s Patent Award Ceremony 2015
February 10, 2015

Georgetown University Office of Technology Commercialization
Washington, D.C.
Sherry Knowles, speaker

International Intellectual Property Law Association Annual Congress 2015
January 5-6, 2015

International Intellectual Property Law Association
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Sherry Knowles, panelist

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KIPS is a legal consulting firm that delivers highly strategic approaches to complex intellectual property issues and opportunities. We couple in-depth analysis with tactical excellence to present creative and unique solutions. And we are passionate about helping you achieve your goals.

We have extensive expertise in the management of IP matters globally (North America, Europe, Asia and developing markets) and provide an integrated approach to our clients’ IP requirements. When you partner with KIPS, you have an experienced and trusted ally.

What Others Say

“You helped us raise the bar.”
GSK Global Patents Team Plaque to Knowles (June 2010)

“Sherry Knowles has developed her career combining her love for the law with a passion for science, and in doing so, she has helped shape intellectual property law in the United States and other countries.”
Georgia Advocate Magazine (June 2010)

Sherry Knowles is a “Patent Owner’s Advocate.”
Managing IP Magazine (naming Knowles one of the ten most influential people in IP in 2008)

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Brent R. Bellows named Chair-Elect of the IP Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia for 2015-2016.


Giving Back


KIPS is a proud supporter of The Kectil Program, which identifies and nurtures highly talented youth in developing countries who have the potential to make a positive difference in their communities and countries.  The Program facilitates innovative leadership training and provides a means to allow these highly talented youth become part of a guided network with other similarly talented and passionate youth in developing countries who will support, nurture, teach and learn from each other as they mature.  Learn more about the Kectil Program at www.kectil.com.


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We are very pleased to announce that The Kectil Program has been highlighted in the August issue of WIPO Magazine. WIPO is the World Intellectual Property Organization, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, which is an agency of the United Nations. The Kectil Program is on the cover and in an article starting on page 36. WIPO Magazine is published in three languages (En, Fr and Sp) in online and hardcopy format. Please visit www.wipo.int/wipo_magazine, and generally, to learn more about WIPO, go to www.wipo.int. Sherry Knowles, the founder of Kectil, gave the first announcement of The Kectil Program at the April 2016 WIPO Conference on Intellectual Property and Development in Geneva.

Read the full article on Kectil.com

“Headwinds for the US Biopharmaceutical Industry” by Sherry M. Knowles and Brent R. Bellows, published in IAM magazine, January/February 2015.

A series of major developments in US foreign trade policies and US FTC (over)zealous actions may shake up the operational environment for life sciences patent owners.

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IPWatchdog posts a two-part interview with Sherry Knowles discussing international patent strategy, European patent reform, recent Federal Circuit decisions and the application of the law of obviousness.

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Donald Zuhn of PatentDocs.org reports on Sherry Knowles’ presentation on the the real world impact of Myriad-Mayo Guidance at the September 2014 BIO Symposium in Alexandria, VA.

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Sherry Knowles quoted in Nature July 2014 article regarding ruling by U.S. Supreme Court in AMP v. Myriad Genetics.

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Sherry Knowles responds to the USPTO’s explanation of its controversial Myriad guidelines in a guest article on Managing Intellectual Property’s website.

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