Webinar: Rolling with Patents: IP in Cannabis and Recent Cannabis Patent Litigation
Event Steven Colby
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - PST, April 22, 2021
This program offers 1 participatory MCLE credit.
Presented by the Cannabis Interest Group and Patent Interest Group.
Why You Should Attend
This program will explore the wild world of patents, including Canopy Growth’s recent patent litigation against GW Pharmaceuticals, which has concerned many in the cannabis space. The panelists will explain how patents can impact your cannabis business, pro and con, and will discuss how a well-executed patent strategy can help cannabis start-ups increase enterprise value, attract investors, neutralize competitive threats, and create opportunities for exits. Finally, they will provide an overview of the categories of cannabis-related technologies receiving patent protection today.
In addition to being a patent attorney, Dr. Steven Colby has been an experienced CTO and CEO. He applies his experience to the development of patent portfolios for startup companies. Dr. Colby received his Ph.D. from Indiana University, Bloomington, where he focused on the development and design of scientific instruments. He has over 40 published scientific papers and abstracts and holds several patents. Prior to becoming a patent attorney, Dr. Colby was director of product development for a scientific instrument company. His professional background extends to software and hardware development, website development, mobile apps, manufacturing management, medical devices, electronics, sensors, security, measurement devices, control systems, lasers, mass spectrometry, chromatography, and bioanalysis. Read more about Dr. Colby here.
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