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276.61 sec. 001 - Biotechnology Law (Fall 2021)

Instructor: Barbara Gayle McClung  
Instructor: Matthew D Show  
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Units: 2
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


M 6:25 PM - 8:15 PM
Location: Law 107
From August 16, 2021
To November 22, 2021

Course Start: August 16, 2021
Course End: November 22, 2021
Class Number: 31748

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 21
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 23
As of: 01/25 05:06 PM

This course will examine legal issues encountered uniquely and frequently in the biotechnology industry. Particular attention will be given to biotechnology-specific patent issues, technology licensing, litigation, the regulatory landscape for pharmaceuticals and agricultural products, and various hot topics such as the CRISPR-Cas9 patent landscape. The course emphasis is on myriad real-life complexities faced by practitioners in the biosciences.

Barbara McClung is Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary at Caribou Biosciences, Inc. since April 2015, where she is responsible for all legal functions, including intellectual property strategy and portfolio management, contracts, corporate transactions, litigation, board governance, and employment law. Ms. McClung has spent over 30 years in the biotech industry, first as a patent attorney and then as a general counsel. She is a member of the California, Delaware and Pennsylvania bars, as well as being a registered patent attorney before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Ms. McClung received her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and her B.A. from the University of California, San Diego.

Matthew Show is Intellectual Property Corporate Counsel for International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), where he is lead patent counsel for IFF's Animal Nutrition business. Matt has been practicing law for 11 years, both in industry and in private practice with Morrison & Foerster LLP and Mintz Levin PC. He is a member of the California bar and is a registered patent attorney. Matt received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from The Johns Hopkins University and his J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of the Law.

Attendance at the first class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend or have prior permission of the instructor in order not to be dropped.

Introductory patent law course is highly recommended.

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Course Category: Intellectual Property and Technology Law

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