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November CIPLA Meeting

  • November 09, 2021
  • 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • University of Akron


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Alumni : The University of Akron, Ohio

Please join us on Tuesday, November 9th for the November CIPLA meeting co-hosted by The University of Akron IP & Technology Law Center! 

LocationStudent Union 3rd Floor Ballroom and atrium/lobby

The University of Akron 

Jean Hower Taber Student Union 3rd Floor 

(note the change of venue at the University from prior years) 

303 Carroll Street

Akron, OH 44325

Parking: Free parking will be reserved for attendees on the bottom level of the South Campus Parking Deck (lot 36, off of E. Exchange St.), beginning at 3:30PM. Directions and passes will be provided to each registered attendee in advance. The parking deck is a short walk to the Student Union.


CLE Program (4:30–5:30 p.m.):

PTAB Update with Prof. Emily Morris (1.00 hr CLE credit will be applied for)

Cocktail Reception (5:30–6:15 p.m.)

Dinner (6:15–7:30 p.m., 1.00 hr CLE credit will be applied for):

Keynote Speaker: Corey Salsberg, Vice President and Global Head of IP Affairs, Novartis  

Innovation Policy and the Life Sciences: Why IP Matters More Than Ever 

As the world begins to emerge from a once-in-a-century pandemic and start an economic recovery, the power and promise of life sciences innovation has never been so visible. The biopharma industry has responded to the Covid-19 pandemic with rapid innovation and widespread collaboration. While the pace, scope, and success of these efforts has been unprecedented, it could have been a very different story. The truth is, that were it not for centuries of sound innovation policy built on robust intellectual property laws, none of the technologies on which the world’s hope now hinges, would have been possible. Come and learn why IP law and policy are the lifeblood of the biopharma industry, and why they matter today more than ever.

Corey Salsberg is Vice President and Global Head of IP Affairs for Novartis, one of the world’s leading biopharmaceutical innovators. He will speak about the importance of IP in the life sciences, and the many ways in which it enables innovation, investment, and collaboration to create new treatments and vaccines.

Mr. Salsberg, a graduate of Stanford Law School and Yale University, is a seasoned attorney with over 20 years of global experience. He serves on the Boards of Directors of the Federal Circuit Bar Association, and the not-for-profit legal aid society California Lawyers for the Arts.

He is one of the founders of the WIPO-World Economic Forum Inventors Assistance Program, which provides pro bono legal services to under-resourced inventors in developing countries; Pat-INFORMED, an online database of medicine-related patent information co-sponsored by WIPO and IFPMA; and the IP PACT, a groundbreaking set of public principles that sets forth the patient-centric approach to IP shared by its company signatories.   

A recognized thought leader, Mr. Salsberg has testified before the United States Senate, speaks regularly around the world, and frequently appears in media and on public webcasts and podcasts.


Dinner Entrée Options:

• Beef Short Rib with fingerling potatoes and Italian green beans

• Chicken Francese in a lemon white wine sauce with fingerling potatoes and Italian green beans

• Vegan quinoa stuffed yellow pepper in simple tomato sauce

Registration Fees:

Members: $30 for Dinner and CLE; Free for just CLE

Non-Members: $40 for just Dinner; $40 for just CLE; $80 for Dinner and CLE

Students: Free if registered by 5pm on Nov. 1, 2021; $15 per student thereafter

**Registration closes at 5 PM on Thursday, November 4th, 2021**

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