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276.61 sec. 001 - Biotechnology Law (Fall 2022)

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


Tu 6:25 PM - 8:15 PM
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From August 23, 2022
To November 22, 2022

Course Start: August 23, 2022
Course End: November 22, 2022
Class Number: 31867

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 9
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 30
As of: 02/17 06:39 AM

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.

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Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Exam Length: 6 hours
Course Category: Intellectual Property and Technology Law

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