BOSTON — Feb. 24, 2016 — On Feb. 22, David J. Dykeman, patent attorney, co-chair of Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Global Life Sciences & Medical Technology Group, and co-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property (IP) Group in Boston, hosted an Australia Medical Technology Delegation in the firm’s Boston office. Led by Australian Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb, the MedTech Delegation was part of the inaugural Australia United States Business Week (AUSBW) 2016, a major initiative to increase Australia’s business links with the United States.
From 2:30 – 4 p.m., Dykeman moderated a panel discussion that addressed how Massachusetts and Australia are bringing together public, private, academia, and the health sectors to commercialize research and encourage a more connected medical research ecosystem. He was joined by panelists:
- Lita Nelsen, Director of the Technology Licensing Office (TLO) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT);
- Sanjay Gokhale, Digital Health Cluster Director at the Massachusetts eHealth Institute; and
- Mark Kendall, professor at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology at the University of Queensland.
Panelists shared insights and best practices for the partnering process, from building an attractive IP portfolio to identifying the right entry point of contact at prospective partner organizations. The delegation concluded with a wine tasting and networking reception.