SABPA Newsletter, February 2017
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SABPA Events

Only 3 days left to register for The 1st SABPA Frontiers in Therapeutics and Diagnostics (FTD) Forum
When: Saturday, February 4, 2017, 8:20am to 5:00pm
Where: Hilton Del Mar, 15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
Registration: $40 for general participants and $30 for students/post-doc before 2/3/2017. On-site fee on 2/4/2017 will be $80 and $60 respectively (The fees include program brochure, continental breakfast, coffee break, and lunch).

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Organizer: Sino-American Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical Professional Association (SABPA)


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Community Events
SDEE WORKSHOP: Intellectual Property for Entrepreneurs:  Simple Principles for Navigating a Complex Field
Time and Date: February 23, 2017, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Hera Hub, 4010 Sorrento Valley Blvd. Ste. 400, San Diego, CA 92121



Intellectual property is essential for the success and growth of startups- whether through funding, partnerships, mergers, or product sales. Navigating through the intricacies of IP to avoid pitfalls and gain a working knowledge is critical for start up executives. Join San Diego Entrepreneurs Exchange (SDEE) for an engaging and informative workshop where our panel of experts will provide practical advice and insight on several topics, including:
  • Basics of copyrights, trademarks, patents
  • Business strategy/ patent strategy
  • Types of patents
  • When, where & how to file
  • Cost of filing & prosecuting
  • Pitfalls of not filing
  • Litigation and how to avoid it
  • Ownership/inventorship
  • IP Audits
  • Patent searches – when and how to search
  • Liz Bui, Vice President and IP Counsel, ViaCyte, Inc
  • Eric Hanscom, Partner, Hanscom, Alexeev, McDaniel, LLP
  • Neil Thompson, Patent Agent
  • $30 SDEE Members / Hera Hub Members
  • $50 Non-SDEE Members

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Our Gold Corporate Sponsors
Sino-American Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Professionals Association (SABPA) is an 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in early 2002 by professionals and scholars from the Chinese community in San Diego. In 2005, we expanded to Orange County and Los Angeles. We invite all scholars, professionals and entrepreneurs of any origin who are working in, engaged in, or interested in the biotech and pharmaceutical industry in Southern California to join us as a member of SABPA.
Our Mission
  • Provide a forum to facilitate professional contact and communication among local Chinese American professionals in academia, biotech and pharmaceutical industries;
  • Foster professional growth, career improvement and personal development of our members;
  • Provide opportunities to educate local communities about the values of biomedical research and the benefits of biotech and pharmaceutical innovations;
  • Stimulate and facilitate the development of relationships between the U.S. and China in biotech and pharmaceutical communities.
  • To fulfill our mission, we will sponsor professional seminars, meetings, and symposia; share employment opportunity information in local biotech and pharmaceutical industry; sponsor social events; and disseminate information about local biotech and pharmaceutical companies.