Tani Chen is a local practicing patent attorney with Wolf Greenfield. He will be delivering a presentation surveying the in’s and out’s of intellectual property (IP) in the life sciences and healthcare startup space. Tani will provide Life Science and Healthcare vertical teams with important insights into the different types of IP, as well as the cost and benefits associated with establishing IP.
The critical nature of developing IP early on in the startup business life cycle will be discussed, as well how IP provides a competitive advantage to a life science startup. The presentation will also cover the different types of patents, the basic structure of a patent, and the importance of developing solid claims. Attendees should leave the event with a greatly improved understanding of the complex but necessary strategies involved in developing an IP portfolio in the life science & healthcare space.
Tani Chen counsels clients in IP protection in a wide variety of areas, including batteries and fuel cells, nanotechnology, drug delivery, chemical processes, bio-molecular engineering, and analytical devices at the law firm of Wolf Greenfield. He has a particular focus on start-ups, small businesses, and university work, and has helped companies develop strong IP protection based on their business goals and potential threats from competitors. In addition, Tani has been active in several business competitions in the area, including mentoring teams for the MIT 100K competition and the MIT Enterprise Forum. Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield, Tani was a Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital and Shriners Hospital for Children, focusing on engineering approaches for preserving biological materials. Tani’s doctoral work at MIT studied techniques for drug delivery across the skin using high-voltage electric fields. Tani also holds a JD from Suffolk Law School.
What will you learn?
- Attendees will leave with a greatly improved understanding of the complex but necessary strategies involved in developing an IP portfolio in the life science & healthcare space.
- Attendees will also learn about how to defend a patent, and why patents are crucial to building ‘a moat’ around their business and the importance of IP in the eyes of investors.