Events

Based in San Diego, California, attorneys at Lewis Kohn & Walker LLP organize and participate in various intellectual property-related conferences and seminars.  In order to foster the successful interaction of science and the law, these events bring together attorneys, doctors, scientists, and other innovators to discuss recent developments in their respective fields, exchange ideas, and embark on collaborative endeavors.  Our firm is especially involved with the San Diego Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).  Partner Don Lewis, Ph.D. is a founding member of the ACS Division of Chemistry and the Law and the RSC Law Group, which he presently chairs.  Please take a look at our upcoming and past events by following the links below.

Future Events

Past Events

 

July 14 2015
Don Lewis will be a speaker at the 35th Australasian Polymer Symposium (34APS) of the Royal Australian Chemical Society (RACI). During his talk, Don will discuss "Inventorship Issues Relevant to Translational Research."
Title: "Inventorship Issues Relevant to Translational Research."
Sponsor: Royal Australian Chemical Society (RACI)
Venue: QT Hotel, Gold Coast, Australia
For more information, see: 35aps.org.au

6 February 2014
Don Lewis will be a speaker at the 2014 International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN 2014).
Title:  “Developments in Nanotechnology Patent Adjudication: Implications for Commercialization."
Sponsor:  Australian Nanotechnology Network
Venue:  Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, South Australia
For more information, see: www.aomevents.com/ACMMICONN

28 November 2013
Don Lewis is speaker at an RSC symposium entitled "A Review of Recent IP Case Law." The symposium will focus on recent high profile patent law developments in the UK, Europe and the US relevant to the field of chemistry.
Title:"New IP Case Law from the United States"
Sponsor: Royal Society of Chemistry, Law Group
Venue: Burlington House, London, United Kingdom
For more information, see: www.rsc.org/law

29 October 2013
Don Lewis will chair an RSC symposium that examines key differences in IP enforcement in the chemical arts in major jurisdictions around the world.
Title: "IP Enforcement around the World in the Chemical Arts"
Sponsor: Royal Society of Chemistry, Law Group
Venue: Burlington House, London, United Kingdom
For more information, see:
www.rsc.org/law

8 July 2013
Don Lewis will be a speaker at the 34th Australasian Polymer Symposium (34APS) of the Royal Australian Chemical Society (RACI). Don will speak on the implications of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act for Australian inventors in the polymers industry and for translational research.
Sponsor: Royal Australian Chemical Society (RACI)
Venue: Darwin Convention Centre, Darwin, Australia
For more information, see:
http://www.34aps.org.au/2013-2/conference-program/

14 January 2013
Title: "Patents: Friend or Foe of Scientific Innovation?"
Date/ Time: January 14, 2013 at 4:30-5:30PM
Venue: The Scripps Research Institute, Faculty Club, Conference Center, La Jolla, CA
Sponsor: Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable
Don Lewis, together with TSRI Chief Patent Counsel, Thomas Fitting, will discuss the impact of IP on the interface between academia and industry.
For more information, see:
http://www.oxbridgebiotech.com/

29 November 2012
Don Lewis is speaker at an RSC symposium entitled "A Review of Recent IP Case Law." The symposium will focus on recent high profile patent law developments in the UK, Europe and the US relevant to the field of chemistry.
Title:"New IP Case Law from the United States"
Sponsor: Royal Society of Chemistry, Law Group
Venue: Burlington House, London, United Kingdom
For more information, see:
http://www.rsc.org/Membership/Networking/InterestGroups/Lawgroup/index.asp

28 March 2012
Don Lewis will chair a symposium entitled "Strategies for designing around chemical patents."
Topics:
1. Identifying blocking patents: the FTO
2. Rules of claim construction relevant to chemistry
3. The boundary between infringement and non-infringement in the chemical arts
4. Application of the Doctrine of Equivalence in the chemical arts
5. Non-infringement opinions
Sponsor: American Chemical Society, Division of Chemistry and the Law (CHAL)
Venue: National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Diego Convention Center
For more information, see:
http://abstracts.acs.org/chem/243nm/meetingview.php?page=session&par_id=341

6 December 2011
Don Lewis will chair a symposium entitled “Strategies for designing around chemical patents”
Title: "New IP Case Law from the United States"
Topics:
1. Identifying blocking patents: the FTO
2. Rules of claim construction relevant to chemistry
3. The boundary between infringement and non-infringement in the chemical arts
4. Application of the Doctrine of Equivalence in the chemical arts
5. Non-infringement opinions
Sponsor: American Chemical Society, San Diego Section
Venue: Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute, La Jolla, CA
For more information, see (page 5): http://www.sandiegoacs.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/nov_11.pdf

November 29 , 2011
Don Lewis is speaker at a symposium entitled "A Review of Recent IP Case Law"
Title:  "New IP Case Law from the United States"
Sponsor: Royal Society of Chemistry, Law Group
Venue: Burlington House, London, United Kingdom
For more information, see: http://www.rsc.org/ConferencesAndEvents/conference/alldetails.cfm?evid=107958

September 26, 2011
Don Lewis is organizer and chair of a symposium entitled "Review of Indian Case Law Interpreting the Patents (Amendment) Act, 2005: Impact on the Chemical Arts"
Sponsor:  Royal Society of Chemistry, Law Group
Venue:  Burlington House, London, United Kingdom
For more information, see: http://www.rsc.org/ConferencesAndEvents/conference/alldetails.cfm?evid=107956

March 29, 2011

Don Lewis is organizer, chair, and speaker at a symposium within the 2011 National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS)
Symposium Title: "IP Strategies for Chemical Innovations on the Edge"
Talk Title: ""Declaratory Judgment Actions: Penetrating the Competitions' Patent Monopoly"
Sponsor: ACS Division of Chemistry and the Law (CHAL)
Venue:Anaheim, California
For more information, see: www.acs.org

February 15, 2011
Don Lewis is a speaker at the Commercialization session of the 32nd Australasian Polymer Symposium (32APS)
Talk Title: "Key Differences between the AU and US Patent Systems: Practical Implications"
Sponsor: Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI), Polymer Division
Venue: Coffs Harbour, NSW Australia
For more information, see: www.32aps.org.au/

November 16, 2010
Don Lewis is speaker and chair at a seminar on "Recent Chemistry Case Law--Patents"
Title:  "New IP Case Law from the United States"
Sponsor:  Royal Society of Chemistry, Law Group
Venue:  Burlington House, London, United Kingdom
For more information, see:  http://www.rsc.org/ConferencesAndEvents/conference/alldetails.cfm?evid=106279

October 11, 2010
Don Lewis is a speaker at a seminar on "Freedom to Operate"
Title:  "Considerations for the United States"
Sponsor:  Royal Society of Chemistry, Law Group
Venue:  Burlington House, London, United Kingdom
For more information, see:  http://www.rsc.org/ConferencesAndEvents/conference/alldetails.cfm?evid=106266

July 27, 2010
Don Lewis is speaker and chair at a seminar on "Freedom to Operate in the Chemical Arts"
Title:  "Preparations for Launching a New Product"
Sponsor:  San Diego Section of the American Chemical Society
Venue:  Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, San Diego, California
For more information, see page 5 of:
http://www.sandiegoacs.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/aug_10.pdf

April 29, 2010
Don Lewis is a speaker at a seminar on "Review of Chemistry Case Law:  2009/2010"
Title:  "Mayo v. Prometheus Labs, in view of Bilski"
Sponsor:  San Diego Section of the American Chemical Society
Venue:  DLA Piper LLP, San Diego, California
For more information, see:
http://www.sandiegoacs.org/law-committee/

November 9, 2009
Don Lewis is speaker and chair at a seminar on "Recent Chemistry Case Law--Patents"
Title:  "New IP Case Law from the United States"
Sponsor:  Royal Society of Chemistry, Law Group
Venue:  Burlington House, London, United Kingdom
For more information, see:
http://www.rsc.org/Membership/Networking/InterestGroups


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