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The Landscape of Intellectual Property


March 15, 2022

In-Person: Onward Eugene, 942 Olive St, Eugene
Virtual: Register to Receive Virtual Attendance Link

Join us as Christine Gramer, senior licensing associate at the University of Oregon, and Pam Jacobson, partner at K&L Gates in Seattle, Washington, discuss the fundamentals of patents, trademarks, and copyrights. We'll learn how each can be used to protect your intellectual property. Attendees will have a chance to apply this learning to their own projects and entrepreneurial endeavors.

This hybrid seminar will be offered in-person for participants and mentors of the Women's Innovation Network at Onward Eugene located at 942 Olive St in Eugene. Others may register using the button below to join us virtually via Zoom. Those with Internet connectivity concerns are encouraged to contact us about in-person attendance.

This Women's Innovation Network seminar is co-sponsored by the University of Oregon Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation, the UO Innovation Partnership Services, and Onward Eugene.

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Christine Gramer
Senior Licensing Associate, UO

Christine Gramer is a senior technology development associate in the University of Oregon's Innovation Partnership Services (IPS). She holds a PhD in chemistry and is a registered patent agent. Christine has twenty years of experience in patent and intellectual property management.  

Her professional career has been primarily dedicated towards the commercialization of university innovations in the University of Oregon’s Innovation Partnership Services (IPS) where her primary interest is in the applications of fundamental science discoveries and their implementation for the betterment of society. In her role at IPS, Christine evaluates innovations, manages all steps of obtaining a patent (and perfecting other statutory IP rights), researches technical markets, negotiates licenses and other agreements, and assists UO research-based start-up companies with formation. Equally important to the intellectual property and business functions mentioned above, she enjoys serving as a resource to UO faculty and students in both informal roles and in structured educational settings.

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Pam Kohli Jacobson
Partner, K&L Gates

Pam Kohli Jacobson is a partner, patent attorney, and firmwide practice group coordinator of IP Procurement and Portfolio Management at K&L Gates. She has a broad intellectual property practice that ranges from portfolio management to litigating IP disputes throughout the United States. Prior to law school, she worked as a research scientist in artificial intelligence in the area of autoimmune disease research at the University of Chicago and ozone depletion research at Honeywell f/k/a Allied Signal Corp.

Pam has been recognized by industry publications as a leading practitioner in intellectual property law. She has been a frequent lecturer at the University of Washington School of Law and at its Center for Advanced Study & Research on Intellectual Property.

Innovation at the University of Oregon

UO's Innovation Initiative fosters a community of partners and serves as a hub of resources and activities. The initiative bolsters research commercialization, enhances entrepreneurship in Oregon, and propels the work of UO students, faculty, and staff into the world.

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