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Greenberg Traurig’s David J. Dykeman to Speak at BPLA Program on ‘IP Commercialization and Monetization in Medical Centers’

BOSTON — Nov. 18, 2014  —  David J. Dykeman, co-chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Global Life Sciences & Medical Technology Group and co-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property (IP) Group in Boston, will speak at the Boston Patent Law Association (BPLA) Program on “IP Commercialization and Monetization in Medical Centers: An Evolving Landscape.” The event takes place Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. and will be hosted at Greenberg Traurig’s Boston office.

The panel, which also features Jonathan Behr, Ph.D. of Partners HealthCare, and Omar Amirana, MD of Allied Minds, Inc., will explore how breakthrough technologies and services being invented in academic medical centers are being captured as intellectual property and subsequently commercialized and monetized.

A registered patent attorney with over 18 years of experience in patents, intellectual property and licensing, Dykeman focuses his practice on securing strategic worldwide intellectual property protection and related business strategy for high-tech clients, with particular expertise in medical devices, life sciences, biotechnology and healthcare IT.  Dykeman is the founding co-chair of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Medical Devices Committee, and serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Medical Device + Diagnostic Industry (MD+DI) magazine.

An author of over 45 articles and a speaker at over 40 conferences on medical devices and life sciences intellectual property, Dykeman was honored as one of “40 Medtech Innovators Under 40” by MD+DI magazine, and was named one of the top 250 Patent and Technology Licensing Practitioners in the world by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine.

According to its website, the goal of the BPLA is to provide educational programs and a forum for the interchange of ideas and information concerning patent, trademark and copyright laws. Through a volunteer Board of Governors and its various committees, the BPLA organizes and hosts educational seminars, social events and conventions. The BPLA also comments on rules and legislation affecting the profession.