Indiana University to Host BioPharma/Tech Law Symposium

Indianapolis, Indiana – The Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation of the 


Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law will be hosting its Annual BioPharma/Tech Law Symposium on Thursday, March 12, 2015. CLE credit of 7.0 hours is pending approval.

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


Wynne Courtroom and Atrium
Inlow Hall
530 West New York Street
Indianapolis, Indiana

Contact: Kristin Brockett,, 317-278-9160


Online Registration for Outside Attendees

• $75 Attorney, with 7.0 CLE Credit hours (pending approval)

• $50 General Admission

Online Registration for IU McKinney Students, Faculty and Staff ONLY


8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. Welcome Remarks: Dean Andrew Klein
8:35 a.m. Conference Organizer: Professor Xuan-Thao Nguyen, Gerald L. Bepko Chair in Law; Director, Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation
8:40 a.m. Opening Address: Professor Emily Michiko Morris, IU McKinney School of Law, The Changing Landscape in Biopharmaceuticals

9:00 – 10:15 Panel One: University Tech Transfers in BioPharma

Chad Pittman, Vice President, Purdue Research Foundation
James Myers, JD, PhD, Eli Lilly
Professor Greg Dolin, University of Baltimore School of Law
Moderator: Constance Lindman, Partner, SmithAmundsen

10:30 – 11:45 Panel Two: Legal Issues in Clinical Trials (US and Asia)

Professor Rebecca S. Eisenberg, Robert and Barbara Luciano Professor of Law, University of Michigan School of Law
Hsin Hsieh, Counsel, PRAHEALTHSCIENCES, Taiwan
Moderator: Professor David Orentlicher, Samuel R. Rosen Professor of Law; Co-director of the William S. and Christine S. Hall Center for Law and Health, IU McKinney School of Law

Noon – 1:15 p.m. Keynote Address

Janet Gongola, Senior Advisor in the Office of the Under Secretary of Commerce and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
Introduction: Professor Xuan-Thao Nguyen, Gerald L. Bepko Chair; Director, Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Panel Three: Latest Litigation Issues in BioPharma

Sarah Spires, Skiermont Puckett LLP
Professor Yaniv Heled, Georgia State University School of Law
Dr. J. Patrick Elsevier, Jones Day

2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Panel Four: Patent Prosecution of Biologics

Ken Gandy, Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, McNett & Henry
Professor Nicholson Price, University of New Hampshire School of Law
Jay Sanders, Faegre Baker Daniels
Moderator: Michael Bartol, Bose McKinney & Evans

4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Panel Five: Generic Drugs and Quality Challenges

Professor Cynthia Ho, DePaul University School of Law
Ann McGeehan, General Counsel, HR Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University School of Law
Greg Laker, Cohen & Malad
Moderator: Professor Diana Winters, IU McKinney School of Law

Closing Remarks: Professor Emily Morris, IU McKinney School of Law


Parking is available for a nominal fee at the campus Gateway Garage at 525 Blackford Street, which is located on the corner of Michigan and California Streets.

Parking is also available for a nominal fee at the Natatorium Garage two blocks west of the law school.

Special Accommodations:

Individuals with disabilities who need special assistance should call 317-278-9160 no later than one week prior to the event. Special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs.

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