KATE LEWIS (WITH LALAH SHAYESTEH)
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, INDUSTRY ALLIANCES OFFICE
(SENIOR LICENSING OFFICER, OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY LICENSING)
MON, 02/04/2019 - 4:00PM TO 5:00PM
3105 ETCHEVERRY HALL
This talk will give an overview of intellectual property and discuss the different types of IP that the University licenses to external partners. We will also give an overview of industry sponsored research (and how it differs from federal funding) and talk about the rights Berkeley offers to research sponsors (and why). We will share University resources and contacts for questions, invention disclosures, and software. We will also discuss the general process for patent protection, options for open source licensing, and issues that can arise with accepting software, data, or materials from external partners.
About the Speaker:
Lalah Shayesteh, Senior Licensing Officer, Office of Technology Licensing
Laleh is Senior Licensing Officer at UC Berkeley’s Office of Technology Licensing where she develops IP strategy and oversees licensing for life sciences, chemistry, medical instruments, physical sciences, engineering, and software technologies. Additionally, she handles trademark and copyright matters, open source compliance, and government grant and contract IP matters. Laleh is a trained scientist and worked for several years in research before practicing law. Prior to joining UC Berkeley, she performed population genetics research at Stanford, pediatric brain tumor research and ovarian cancer research at UCSF, brain tumor research at University of Chicago, and comparative genomics research at Exelixis. She then embarked on a law career and became a patent agent at Exelixis, followed by a director of IP and assistant general counsel for IP matters at SRI. Laleh holds a Ph.D. in Biophysics from UC San Francisco and a J.D. from Concord Law School. She is a member of California State Bar and is also registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Kate Lewis, Associate Director, Industry Alliances Office
Kate Lewis is an Associate Director in the Industry Alliances Office at UC Berkeley. She has been at UC Berkeley for more than 13 years ago spent time in the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory and Sponsored Projects Office prior to joining the Industry Alliances Office. She focuses on business development with industry partners, facilitating sponsored research between companies and faulty, negotiating industry contracts, and in-licensing in the Industry Alliances Office. Kate received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Sociology and is an active participant in the Industry Contract Officers Network and the Society for Research Administrators. In her spare time, Kate enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, traveling, and cooking.