CMB Professional Development Seminar: Beth Werner
September 27 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Speaker: Beth Werner, Intellectual Property Manager at WARF; PhD in Biochemistry from UW-Madison, 2001
Topic: Licensing and Patenting in Madison and Beyond
Pizza will be provided.
Shortly after graduation, Dr. Werner accepted a position as Licensing Manager at a small biotechnology company in Madison, PanVera. While at PanVera, she licensed technologies into the company for commercial development, assisted in product development, and facilitated patent filings and patent management. Invitrogen Corporation purchased PanVera, and she subsequently became a Corporate Development Manager tasked with identifying and licensing technologies for the Madison business unit of Invitrogen. In 2005, she decided to pursue an Intellectual Property Manager position at the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). In this role, Dr. Werner discusses scientific research with faculty, students, and staff to ascertain whether there is commercially interesting technology arising from the research that could be patented and licensed to industry. If WARF decides to patent these inventions, Dr. Werner manages outside patent counsel during the process of getting patent issued from the United States Patent and Trademark Offices as well as from patent offices around the world.