Selected Events/Seminars

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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: Judge’s panel CLE program

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: Creating the Optimal Legal Framework to Motivate Innovation in Developing Countries

2nd International Congress on Paragraph IV Litigation
October 29-30, 2014
Momentum Event Group
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sherry Knowles, panelist: Key Takeaways for Brand and Generic Drug Manufacturers from Recent Case Law

20th Annual Intellectual Property Law Institute
September 19-20, 2014

Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia
Amelia Island, Florida
Brent R. Bellows, panelist: Top Patent Issues of 2014

International Women’s Leadership Forum 2014
June 6, 2014
Managing Intellectual Property Magazine
New York, New York
Sherry Knowles, panelist: Global IP Update

Cancer Advance NY
May 13-14, 2014
Boston Biotech Conferences
New York, New York
Sherry Knowles, panelist: Launching Your Drug: Elements of Success

Kauffman FastTrac TechVenture
May 8, 2014
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia
Sherry Knowles, speaker: Protecting the Business and Your Intellectual Property

Patentable Subject Matter: Bank’ing on Supreme Uncertainty
March 26, 2014
Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association
New Haven, Connecticut
Donald Prather, speaker: Patentable Subject Matter: Bank’ing on Supreme Uncertainty

US Patent Forum 2014
March 25, 2014
Managing Intellectual Property Magazine
Washington, D.C.
Sherry Knowles, panelist: Life science panel: How to deal with an increasingly “activist” Supreme Court

AUTM 2014 Annual Meeting
February 19-22, 2014
Association of University Technology Managers
San Francisco, California
Sherry Knowles, speaker: Optimizing Your Patent Budget

25th Annual North American Entertainment, Sports and Intellectual Property Law Conference
November 6-10, 2013
Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Brent R. Bellows, Moderator: Has the Dust Settled? Patent Prosecution Post-AIA

International Conference on Business and IP Strategy 2013
October 10, 2013
Grand Hyatt, Shanghai, China
Sherry Knowles, speaker: Creating the Portfolio

IP Business Congress 2013
June 9-11, 2013
Intellectual Asset Management Magazine
Boston, Massachusetts
Sherry Knowles, Moderator: A New Value Creation Framework for Biotech and Pharma

Kauffman FastTrac TechVenture
June 6, 2013
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia
Sherry Knowles, speaker: Protecting the Business and Your Intellectual Property

BD Biotech Conference
April 2-3, 2013
Boston Biotech Conference
Boston, Massachusetts
Sherry Knowles, Moderator: Personalized Medicine

First-Inventor-To-File Under the AIA: Rules, Implications, and Strategies Every IP Attorney Should Know
February 27, 2013
IP Section of the Georgia State Bar
Atlanta, Georgia
Brent R. Bellows, panelist

New York CEO Conference
February 13, 2013
Boston Biotech Conference
New York, New York
Sherry Knowles, Moderator: The Future of Structuring Deals

Copyrighting DNA: Protecting Synthetic DNA Sequences as a Work of Authorship
January 31, 2013
Georgia State University College of Law
Atlanta, Georgia
Brent R. Bellows, panelist

24th Annual North American Entertainment, Sports and Intellectual Property Law Conference
November 7-11, 2012
Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia
Cancun, Mexico
Brent R. Bellows, panelist: Patent Prosecution After the America Invents Act

2012 Corporate IP Institute
October 24-25, 2012
Georgia State University College of Law and J. Mack Robinson College of Business
Atlanta, Georgia
Sherry Knowles, panelist: Piecing Together the IP Puzzle of Business Transactions

Exchange and Judicial Studies Academy
October 19, 2012
American Chamber of Commerce (Argentina)
Atlanta, Georgia
Sherry Knowles, lecturer: Judge’s Training Program

Global IP & Innovation Summit
September 4-5, 2012
Managing Intellectual Property Magazine
Shanghai, China
Sherry Knowles, panelist: Industry Focus: Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences in Asia, Europe and the US

IP Business Congress 2012
June 24-26, 2012
Intellectual Asset Management Magazine
Lisbon, Portugal
Sherry Knowles, Moderator: Monetisation Models in Biotech and Pharma
Sherry Knowles, panelist: The IP Reality Gap

U.S. – China Intellectual Property Adjudication Conference
May 28-30, 2012
China Law Society and Federal Circuit Bar Association
Renmin University, Beijing, China
Sherry Knowles, Co-Moderator: Breakout Conference: Pharmaceuticals; Morning Session
Sherry Knowles, panelist: Obviousness, Trade Secret Protection, Damages and Injunctive Relief

Updates on Biotech Patent Law
April 30, 2012
New York University School of Law
New York, New York
Sherry Knowles, panelist: Updates on Biotech Patent Law

U.S. Patent Reform Forum 2012
March 27, 2012
Managing Intellectual Property Magazine
Washington D.C.
Brent R. Bellows, panelist: First-to-File System: Implications of a significant change in the law
Sherry Knowles, panelist: Roundtable: AIA rulemaking overview

White House Innovation in Global Development Event
February 8, 2012

White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and National Security Council
Washington D.C.
Sherry Knowles, invitee

IP Seminar
January 9, 2012

Indian Institute of Management
Bangalore, India
Sherry Knowles, speaker: Comparison of Indian and Chinese Patent Systems

Global IP Convention 2012
January 5-8 2012

ITAG
New Delhi, India
Sherry Knowles, speaker: Comparison of India and Chinese Patent Systems: Benefits and Challenges

A Public Discussion on Practical Strategies for Engaging China
December 13, 2011

George Washington University Law School and Fordham University Law School
Washington, D.C.
Sherry Knowles, panelist: Technology Litigation and Licensing Perspectives

Accelerating Innovation and Intellectual Property in South Africa
September 19-21, 2011

Lead Sponsor: South African Department of Science and Technology
Cape Town, South Africa
Sherry Knowles, Co-Organizing Chair

Sixth Annual Door County IP Academy
July 21-22, 2011

IP Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Sherry Knowles, panelist: Patent Invalidity Standards in view of Microsoft v. i4i Partnership
Sherry Knowles, panelist: Inequitable Conduct in view of Therasense, Inc. v. Becton Dickinson & Co.

IP Business Congress 2011
June 19-21, 2011

Intellectual Asset Management Magazine
San Francisco, CA
Sherry Knowles, panelist: The Changing Face of Patent Professionals

International Patent Forum 2011
April 5-6, 2011

Managing Intellectual Property Magazine
London, UK
Sherry Knowles, panelist: Latest Issues in Life Sciences

Where Inequitable Conduct Stands in view of Therasense
March 25, 2011

North Carolina Bar Association IP Section
Raleigh, North Carolina
Sherry Knowles, Presenter

HBM Health Care Conference
March 15, 2011

HBM Partners and HBM Health Care Investments
St. Moritz, Switzerland
Sherry Knowles, presentation: IP Landscape in India and China

Symposium: The Role of Intellectual Property in Development
December 16, 2010

World Bank Headquarters
Washington, D.C.
Sherry Knowles, Moderator: The Role of Intellectual Property in Development

24th Annual Pharmaceutical/Chemical Patent Practice Update
December 3-4, 2010

New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association
Iselin, New Jersey

Current IP Issues
November 18, 2010

George Mason University
Washington D.C.
Sherry Knowles, presenter

12th Annual Southeastern BIO Investor Forum
November 3-4, 2010

SEBIO
Atlanta, Georgia

Plenary Panel: IP100 Recap – IP Hot Topics 2010
September 28, 2010

Licensing Executives Society (U.S.A. and Canada), Inc.
Chicago, Illinois
Sherry Knowles, panelist

Global Patent Congress 2010
September 21-22, 2010

IQPC
Copenhagen, Denmark
Sherry Knowles, presentation: Top Five Hot Issues in US Patent Prosecution Practice

IP Business Congress 2010
June 20-22, 2010

Intellectual Asset Management Magazine
Munich, Germany
Sherry Knowles, panelist: Chief Intellectual Property Officer Clinic

U.S. IP Annual Practice Group Meeting Presentation
May 19, 2010

General Electric
Schenectady, New York
Sherry Knowles, presentation: Best Practices in Corporate IP Groups and Obtaining the Full Value from Corporate Patent Portfolios

Symposium on Intellectual Property
May 11, 2010

George Washington University Law School
Washington, D.C.
Sherry Knowles, panelist: Written Description/Enablement: Biotech and Hi-Tech Perspectives

2010 BIO International Convention
May 4, 2010

Biotechnology Industry Organization
Chicago, Illinois
Sherry Knowles, panelist: Innovative Collaborations and Approaches to Promote Global Health

Partnering for Global Health Forum 2010
May 3, 2010

BIO Ventures for Global Health
Chicago, Illinois
Sherry Knowles, sponsor and introductory comments for panel: Technology development efforts in emerging markets, including South Africa, Brazil, India and China

25th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference
April 8, 2010

American Bar Association
Arlington, Virginia
Sherry Knowles, panelist: The Year in Patent Law

Meeting to organize The Knowledge Pool for Neglected Tropical Diseases
February 26, 2010

GlaxoSmithKline, Bio Ventures for Global Health and other partners
Cape Town, South Africa
Sherry Knowles, participant

George Washington University Delegation to India and India Project Intellectual Property Rights Summit
February 14-19, 2010

George Washington University Law School and Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur
Dehli and Mumbai, India
Sherry Knowles, participant

UNITAID Patent Pool Workshop
November 6, 2009

University of California Berkeley School of Law
Berkeley, California
Sherry Knowles, presentation: Patent Pools and Global Health Initiatives
Sherry Knowles, panelist: Beyond HIV: Patent Pools for Neglected Diseases & Global Health

To Promote the Progress of Science and Useful Arts: The Role of Courts in Patent Law and Policy
October 23, 2009

Georgetown University Law School and Stanford Law School
Washington, D.C.
Sherry Knowles, panelist: Subject Matter Divergence: Policy Levers and the Courts

BioBoardroom Executive Networking Event Panel
September 2, 2009

The Tech Council of Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland
Sherry Knowles, panelist: IP Issues in Biotech Following the U.S. Supreme Court Case Diamond v. Chakrabarty

IP Business Congress 2009
June 21-22, 2009

Intellectual Asset Management Magazine
Chicago, Illinois
Sherry Knowles, presentation: Aligning IP for a Global Pharmaceutical Business

2009 BIO International Convention
May 18-21, 2009

Biotechnology Industry Organization
Atlanta, Georgia
Sherry Knowles, Moderator: Super Session: A Model Patent Office for the Future – Promoting and Protecting Investments in Innovation

The Pharma Industry Forum
May 15, 2009

Rutgers School of Law
Newark, New Jersey
Sherry Knowles, panelist: Exploring the Impact of Recent Legal Developments on the Pharmaceutical Industry

24th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference
April 1-4, 2009

ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law
Arlington, Virginia
Sherry Knowles, Luncheon Plenary Speaker: Are Governments Overreaching? Current Challenges to our Intellectual Property

PhRMA Law Section Executive Committee Meeting
February 11, 2009

PhRMA
Washington, D.C.
Sherry Knowles, panelist: Updates on Key Issues facing the Pharma industry

Pharma Forum on Current and Model Litigation Procedures
January 20, 2009

The European Patent Lawyers Association
London, UK

InterPat General Assembly
October 27, 2008

Paris, France
Sherry Knowles, presentation: GSK/Tafas v. USPTO

“Advancing the Consensus” Conference celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
October 18, 2008

Emory Law
Atlanta, Georgia
Sherry Knowles, panelist: International Access to Medicine
Sherry Knowles, presentation: GSK and Access to Medicines in the Developing World

Patent Litigation IX
October 15-16, 2008

The Sedona Conference
Sedona, Arizona
Sherry Knowles, panelist: Proposed USPTO Rule Changes: The GSK/Tafas Suit in Opposition & Predictions

The Harvard Law School Conference on Intellectual Property Law
September 9, 2008

Harvard Law School
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Sherry Knowles, panelist: Patent Reform Act and Its Implications

15th Annual Advanced ALI-ABA Course of Study: Trial of a Patent Case
February 27-29, 2008

ALI-ABA
Scottsdale, Arizona
Sherry Knowles, panelist: Examination of Patent Reform Legislation that Might Impact Handling of Your Patent Case
Sherry Knowles, panelist: Inequitable Conduct – The Federal Circuit’s New-Found Interest in the Topic: Recent Decisions and Where are we Headed?
Sherry Knowles, Moderator: Panel 3

2008 Annual Winter Meeting
January 27-30, 2008

Association of Corporate Patent Counsel
Aventura, Florida
Sherry Knowles, presentation: Update on GSK v. USPTO

AIPLA 2008 Mid-Winter Institute
January 23-25, 2008

American Intellectual Property Law Association
Phoenix, Arizona
Sherry Knowles, panelist: Key Factors in Long-Term Lawyer-Client Relationships

Horizon Seminar Series: Perspectives on Patent Law and Innovation
February 16, 2007

Federal Circuit Bar Association
Berkeley, California
Sherry Knowles, panelist: Corporate Counsel Perspectives

2007 Advisory Leadership Forum
February 14-15, 2007

PricewaterhouseCoopers
Scottsdale, Arizona
Sherry Knowles, panelist: International Litigation – Pitfalls to Avoid