Next week, we'll be attending, sponsoring, and speaking at MichBio's Life Sciences Showcase, held in-person in Lansing, MI. We'll have a table set up, so be sure to stop by and say hello.
The Showcase brings together industry professionals, thought leaders, and change-makers from all Life Sciences sectors with patients and patient advocates, higher education and research professionals, services providers, students, and economic development and non-profit partners to promote industry connectivity, share best practices and emerging trends insights, explore the changing healthcare landscape, and drive industry growth.
This event will include four of MichBio's signature events – Drug Discovery Symposium, Medical Device Summit, Digital Health Forum, and Patient Advocacy Forum - with dedicated tracks for each event, as well as an exhibit floor featuring suppliers and vendors serving the life sciences, research and technology presentations, and networking opportunities.
When: Monday, September 18th from 7:30a-7:00p ET. Location: Lansing Center in Downtown Lansing // 333 E. Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48933
Stronger Life Science Patents Talk
We'll be doing a talk in the afternoon on crafting stronger life science patents. Life science patents have grown increasingly vulnerable to rejection and invalidation due to subject matter eligibility and enablement interpretations. The implications are staggering with over 80% of abandoned life science applications having a final rejection stating that the innovation did not include patentable subject matter. In this talk, we’ll explore how to avoid these rejections, understand the implications for new drugs, and provide practical tips for creating robust life science patents. We'll also briefly touch on expanding your exclusivity window in light of FDA delays and what strings to be aware of when pursuing government funding from sources like SBIR and STTR grants.
For a complete list of topics and speakers, see the full agenda.
Protect Before You Pitch / Patent Expert AMA
We'll also be doing a 15 minute talk about the dangers of public disclosure and the critical steps to take to protect your idea before pitching or approaching investors. At this time, Ashley will also be available for a patent expert AMA, so come armed with your intellectual property questions!
Aurora is a proud supporter of MichBio, a member of the MichBio IP committee, and a sponsor of this event. Life science innovations are essential for human health and must be a vibrant component of Michigan's economy. For decades, MichBio has been important in driving bio-industry growth in Michigan and connecting the people, companies, and ideas necessary to create the next generation of bio-innovation. They are great partners, and we're happy to support their important mission in any way we can!