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SDEE has a number of truly fantastic events that range from our monthly happy hours to expert-led workshops and networking events.

  • Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 12:00 PM
    Wells Fargo Bank in San Diego, CA

    Lunch and Learn with Wagenknecht IP Law Group

    Strategies for Protecting Life Science Inventions

    October 23, 2018

    12:00pm - 1:30pm


    Location: Wells Fargo Bank, 4655 Executive Drive - 2nd floor conference center, San Diego, CA 92121

    Parking in Wells Fargo parking structure is covered for 2 hours ONLY if RSVPs received by October 16th

    Please join us for a lunch and learn to have an informal discussion about how to best strategize to protect your life science inventions and minimize costs. Please come prepared to ask questions and share you own experiences.


    • How to determine whether your DNA & protein sequences are eligible for patent protection
    • Approaches for expanding patent scope to cover protein fragments & variants
    • Steps for patenting diagnostic tests
    • Considerations when pursuing medical treatments internationally
    • Factors in support of keeping your platform technology as trade secret

    About our Speakers: 

                Ray Wagenknecht is a patent attorney with strong ties to San Diego's research and development community with 15 years of experience protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights.  Ray's practice includes comprehensive patent and trademark representation, including patent and trademark prosecution, due diligence, freedom to operate (FTO) analysis, and trademark opposition proceedings.

    Ray received his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree from the University of San Diego School of Law (USD), and his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Molecular Biology from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). 

                Antony Novom is a patent attorney with more than 18 years of experience counseling clients in all areas of intellectual property protection, prepares and prosecutes patent applications in a wide range of technologies, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, clean tech, biofuels, and electronic hardware.

    Antony received his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree from California Western School of Law, San Diego, and his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Biochemistry from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). 

    Wagenknecht IP Law Group is a full-service intellectual property boutique law firm representing corporations, universities, and nonprofit institutions. The Firm has consistently been recognized as a "Top Patent Firm" by Intellectual Property Today Magazine and was awarded "Best for Medical Device Patent & Trademark Protection" from Acquisition International.


    This is a free event!


    RSVP by October 16th to: “Andy” Kotner

    Please indicate food preference for Box Lunch – Chicken, Beef, or Vegetarian

    Please indicate if you need parking vouchers

  • Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 05:30 PM · 16 rsvps
    New English Brewing Company in San Diego, CA

    November Happy Hour

    Come network with your fellow San Diego entrepreneurs at Happy Hour held at the New English Brewing Company in Sorrento Valley.

    Everyone is welcome (registration is free!), SDEE members get 10% drinks discount.

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