McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP was an exhibitor at the 2014 BIO International Convention in San Diego on June 23-26. During the event, we networked with colleagues from around the world at our booth (#1337), attended convention sessions and hosted a reception at the Dublin Square Irish Pub & Grill in San Diego’s vibrant downtown Gaslamp district. MBHB was also a proud sponsor of the North Carolina Pavilion at 2014 BIO (Booth #1727).

Thank you to all who helped to make 2014 BIO a success. We look forward to seeing you next year in Philadelphia for 2015 BIO

MBHB Partner Dr. Donald Zuhn Moderates Session at BIO

MBHB partner Dr. Donald Zuhn moderated a session entitled, “Chairman, That Patent Should be Revoked,” which offered insight into the EPO’s opposition proceedings. During the mock workshop, three EPO examiners conducted realistic proceedings and participants decided the fate of a contested illustrative patent.

MBHB Partner Dr. Donald Zuhn (far right) moderating “Chairman, That Patent Should be Revoked!” panel session

 

MBHB Partners in BIO Media Coverage

Throughout the week, MBHB partners made a splash interacting with several reporters. In addition, partners authored articles that appeared in leading industry trade publications, several of which were made available to attendees on the show floor. Check out some of the coverage:

 

 

 

Seen & Heard at BIO

To see more highlights from BIO 2014, check out MBHB’s social media channels on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Share your experiences by using and searching for our custom BIO hashtags, #MBHBdoesBIO14 and #MBHBafterdark, on Facebook and Twitter.

 

To see more photos, check out our Facebook photo album here: http://on.fb.me/1mc0uQQ

 

 

 

MBHB Associate Nate Chongsiriwatana and MBHB Partner Joshua Rich at the MBHB 2014 BIO booth. 

 

 

 

MBHB Partner Sherri Oslick greeting booth visitors.

 

 

 

 

MBHB Partners Kevin Noonan and Don Zuhn (center) and MBHB Associate Nate Chongsiriwatana (right) enjoying their time at the MBHB booth with a visitor.

 

 

 

 

MBHB Patent Agents Josh Bosman and Nick Leonard relaxing during the MBHB reception at Dublin Square Irish Pub & Grill.

 

 

Patent Docs Recaps BIO 2014

To find out what Patent Docs has to say about these topics and what’s coming next for the industry, check out the links below:

Docs @ BIO — Federal District Court vs. the PTAB, June 26

BIO International Convention 2014 Preview — Part III, June 23

BIO International Convention 2014 Preview — Part II, June 22

Meet the Docs at BIO 2014, June 22 

 

 

Billed as the largest global event for the biotechnology industry, 2014 BIO was organized by the Biotechnology Industry Organization. The organization represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. 

2014 BIO covered the wide spectrum of life science innovations and application areas. Drug discovery, biomanufacturing, genomics, biofuels, nanotechnology, and cell therapy are just a few of the industries represented. Thousands of leaders from over 65 countries attended 2014 BIO. The key elements of the event were education, networking, BIO Business Forum partnering and the 1,700 companies showcasing the latest technologies, products and services in the BIO Exhibition. View complete details at http://convention.bio.org.