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Patent Prosecution: Trends in the U.S. and Abroad

November 7, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please join us for an engaging discussion of recent trends in patent application. Baker Donelson’s Kevin Dietz and Paula Estrada de Martin will be using real case studies from biotechnology applications as examples of what you may face when prosecuting patent applications in the U.S., Europe, Canada, Japan, and other jurisdictions. Don’t miss out on this unique presentation!

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Meet the Speakers:

Kevin Dietz

Dr. Kevin Dietz is a registered patent agent at Baker Donelson and is a member of the Firm’s Intellectual Property Group. Kevin concentrates his practice on U.S. and foreign patent prosecution for life science and biotechnology fields, patent portfolio management, and patentability assessment.

Prior to joining Baker Donelson, Dr. Dietz was with the Office of Technology Management at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, where he focused on technology evaluation and marketing, patentability assessment and patent portfolio management. Dr. Dietz completed a joint post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and the Center for Human Genetic Research at Massachusetts General Hospital. He received a Ph.D. in Genetics from LSU Health Sciences Center.



Paula Estrada de Martin

Dr. Estrada de Martin focuses her practice on U.S. and foreign patent prosecution in the life science, biotechnology and plant fields, patent interferences, patent portfolio growth and management, patentability assessments, biosimilar assessments and strategy, non-infringement and invalidity opinions, IP due diligence, pre-suit investigation and litigation support for life sciences and plant matters. In addition, she represents small to mid-size businesses, educational institutions and nonprofits in intellectual property transactional and licensing matters.

Dr. Estrada de Martin was formerly with WilmerHale in New York and was adjunct faculty at New York Law School, where she served as the patent law mentor in the IP Jobtrack at the Institute for Information Law and Policy. Prior to joining WilmerHale, Dr. Estrada de Martin was a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Ophthalmology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. She is fluent in Spanish.


November 7, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Baker Donelson


New Orleans BioInnovation Center
1441 Canal St.

New Orleans, LA 70112 United States
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(504) 680-2973