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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   [email protected]

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

Please indicate if you need parking vouchers

October 23, 2018 at 12pm - 1:30pm
Wells Fargo Bank
4655 Executive Drive - 9th Floor
San Diego, CA 92121
United States
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