Examining A Brave New Patent World

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
Austin, Texas
3:00-5:00pm  Program
5:00-6:00pm  Cocktail reception and networking

Complimentary • By invitation only
RSVP required

Beyond genes: Are they patentable?

When is software patentable?

[ 2015 Patents ]
Exclusively for UT faculty, grad students, and research staff


Are all gene sequences patentable? Are you up-to-date on the latest developments in software patents? Thirty years later and these two topics are still a subject of controversy in the patent world and warrant deeper examination. Join a team of patent experts to discuss issues that include synthetic DNA gene sequencing, whole genome sequencing technologies, software patents, computer programs, protecting your discoveries, your role in the patent process, real-world examples of how to patent university research, and more. Cocktail hour and networking to follow presentation.



3:00-5:00pm Program
5:00-6:00pm Cocktail reception and networking



[ Kevin Meek, Baker Botts ] Kevin Meek
Baker Botts
[ Baker Botts ]
[ David Parker, ParkerHighlander, PLLC ] David L. Parker
ParkerHighlander PLLC
[ ParkerHighlander ]
[ Juan Sanchez, VPR ] Juan Sanchez
Vice President for Research
The University of Texas at Austin
[ Dan Sharp, OTC ] Dan Sharp, Moderator
Associate VP for Research/Director, Office of Technology Commercialization
The University of Texas at Austin
[ Raul Tamayo, USPTO ] Raul Tamayo
Legal Advisor, Office of Patent Legal Administration
United States Patent and Trademark Office



AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

[ Photo: ATT Executive Education and Conference Center ]

The AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center brings to life the university’s mission to drive economic and social progress in Texas, the nation and the world. Opportunities abound to interface with the university’s resources and experts to inspire intellectual growth. Likewise, conducting business with the university, the legislature, state agencies, and corporations in downtown Austin has never been more convenient.

As the official communications partner of the center, AT&T has deployed the latest technology to enrich the communications and learning experience for both conferees and guests. Wireless access everywhere—from meeting spaces to lobbies to guest rooms—keeps the focus on learning.

The center’s rich technological features provide meeting planners with a diversity of options in delivering quality educational events. A flexible 40,000 square feet of meeting space offers 37 rooms ranging from a multimedia amphitheatre and divisible ballroom to tiered and traditional classrooms with superior connectivity, plus breakout rooms to support small group work.

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
1900 University Avenue
Austin, TX

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