Attorney Kevin Christopher will present at the Berkeley Postdoctoral Entrepreneur Program’s (BPEP) Spring 2021 workshop series on “Intellectual Property (IP) for Scientists: Basics of IP, Licensing, Building IP after Licensing from a University.”
BPEP supports postdoctoral entrepreneurs at UC Berkeley who seek to translate their research into marketplace solutions.
Prior to founding Rockridge®, Kevin led various technology commercialization programs at UC Berkeley and Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL). Kevin will leverage his extensive background in IP and commercialization to share his expertise on the topics of disclosing, patenting, and licensing an invention at a research institution like UC Berkeley.
The event will take place on Thursday, May 20, 6-7:30 pm PT.
About Berkeley Postdoctoral Entrepreneur Program (BPEP)
Berkeley Postdoctoral Entrepreneur Program (BPEP) aims to foster entrepreneurship in the UC Berkeley postdoctoral and graduate community. We provide tools, mentoring, and a platform for science-business communication to enable research innovations to move into the marketplace. We believe entrepreneurship is an integral part of UC Berkeley’s ethos, and aim to build a community of entrepreneurship among UC Berkeley’s postdocs.
Rockridge Venture Law® was launched in 2017 to become the preeminent intellectual property and technology firm across the Appalachian Innovation Corridor. We now have offices in Chattanooga, Durham, and Nashville, and represent clients and interests globally. Our services include all aspects of intellectual property, litigation, M&A, privacy, technology transactions, and ventures.
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