ACS Webinar

Avoiding IP Own Goals in Drug Discovery: Best Practices for Obtaining (and Keeping) Your IP

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Live virtual event

Jul 24, 2024 | 2–3:15 PM ET

75 minutes


Professional Development
Biological & Medicinal Chemistry

In today's complicated Intellectual Property (IP) landscape there are many challenges that pharmaceutical innovators often face in obtaining, and later maintaining, IP protection on their work. If you want to ensure your innovative research is protected and become a successful scientist working in drug discovery, it's nearly impossible to do so these days without developing at least basic IP acumen.

Join former chemists and current IP attorneys and partners, Eric Romeo and Olivia Uitto of Goodwin, as they draw on their real-world experience advising clients in the pharmaceutical space to highlight IP-related concepts and concerns that they wish they knew when they were still working on the bench. During this free webinar you will learn a scientist-focused overview of common IP-related pitfalls (or “own goals”) that can arise during drug discovery as well as practical advice and strategies for how innovators can avoid them. Don’t miss your opportunity to discover more about the role of patents and other forms of IP in drug discovery, publication strategy, relationships with third parties; and best practices for inventors.

This ACS Webinar is co-produced with the ACS Division of Chemistry and the Law.

What You Will Learn

  • An overview of the role intellectual property rights (particularly patents) plays in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Common IP issues that can arise during the drug discovery process and strategies for how to avoid them
  • Best practices for publication strategy, 3rd party partnerships, and inventor document hygiene

Meet The Experts

  • Eric Romeo, IP Attorney and Partner, Goodwin
  • Olivia Uitto, IP Attorney and Partner, Goodwin

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