Catherine Martineau will speak about European patent practice at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM). The meeting will be held February 14-17 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California. MST's Dana Stangel and Joe Tucker will also be participating at the meeting. MacMillan, Sobanski & Todd is pleased to sponsor the event.
Catherine's workshop, included in a track at the meeting about IP trends and successful practices, is entitled "Patentability at the European Patent Office: Avoiding the Therapy Trap." European patent law differs from U.S. law regarding the patentability of claims directed to therapy and diagnostics. The workshop will aim at explaining and preparing exemplary patentable European claims in these areas and avoiding the pitfall of claims that would be banned under European law.
The AUTM Annual Meeting provides many opportunities for networking, training on the hottest topics, career advancement, and free mini-courses including strategies, methods and tools for commercialization of creative works.
AUTM is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting, supporting and enhancing the global academic technology transfer profession through internal and external education, training and communications. AUTM's 3,000-plus members represent managers of intellectual property from more than 300 universities, research institutions and teaching hospitals as well as numerous businesses and government organizations.