What Does Intellectual Property Mean for You?

Published on Friday, October 31, 2014


You made an amazing discovery in the lab… so what’s next?

The Life Sciences Institute is hosting an Introduction to Intellectual Property (IP) Panel Event for UBC research scientists on Tuesday November 4th, 2:30pm – 4:30pm at LSC 3, Life Sciences Centre (2350 Health Sciences Mall). The panel discussion will cover the basics of IP, publishing vs. patenting, commercializing IP, how UBC can help with IP, and the most common pitfalls that limit the ability to patent research.


Alaka Chatterjee

Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Alaka is a lawyer and registered patent agent focusing on chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology patents. Prior to joining BLG, Alaka practiced at intellectual property law firms in Vancouver and in Boston for over 10 years. Alaka’s doctoral work focused on the regulation of DNA replication. Her post-doctoral studies focused on cell cycle regulation at a Boston-area biotechnology company, and on insulin signaling at the Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School.

Lynsey Huxham

Technology Transfer Manager at The University of British Columbia

Lynsey’s work at the University-Industry Liaison Office involves marketing and commercialization, patent drafting and prosecution, technology assessment and market research for Life Sciences technologies developed at UBC. She holds a Ph.D. in chemotherapeutics and drug diffusion from UBC.

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