This Top Five monthly series focuses on issues small businesses face daily. Each month features a topic such as human resources, marketing, accounting, IT and others. The featured speaker from each event in the series will introduce five key takeaways that will help your small business be successful.
This month, we'll cover the top five things to know about IP.
Join us as we discuss intellectual property with Cassie Edgar, an Intellectual Property & Regulatory Attorney from McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC. Cassie has decades of intellectual property experience and has worked both as in-house counsel and as an external resource for her clients. Cassie understands and is passionate about helping startups and small businesses succeed. During Cassie’s presentation, she will go over key intellectual property tips you need to know as your business continues to flourish and ways to protect your IP.
Cassie is a creative connector integrating people, science, and legal solutions to drive business growth. She is a scientist and a registered patent attorney with over a decade of experience in intellectual property, regulatory, licensing & corporate law, and IP due diligence. Cassie has global experience protecting IP and driving regulatory approvals in the areas of biotechnology and bioengineering from plants to animals, across agricultural and pharmaceutical applications.
Prior to joining MVS, Cassie was Chief IP & Regulatory Officer for Genus, PLC. Cassie joined Genus in September 2014 from Pioneer DuPont, where she served for 14 years in research, legal and management roles including IP Counsel, Senior Regulatory Counsel, and Director in the Agricultural Biotechnology group.
With her direct scientific, IP, regulatory and business leadership experience, Cassie is able to advise clients in product life-cycle management. From discovery through post-product launch, including intellectual property, crisis management, compliance, stewardship, regulatory data package generation, lobbying, and obtaining regulatory permits and approvals with USDA, FDA, EPA, Cassie's experience is well equipped to answer your business questions and help fulfill your strategic business goals. Careful coordination of IP and regulatory strategies is critical for biotechnology products. Cassie’s unique background allows her to coordinate patent prosecution, patent marking, enforcement, licensing, freedom to operate, and IP litigation programs while keeping potential regulatory implications in mind.
The PACE Alliance has arranged these events to be simulcast live each month at the Graham Annex at Central College from 12-1 pm. There is no fee to attend the group simulcast. If you would like a box lunch from Central Catering they are available for $10 (box lunch RSVP's need to be made to the Alliance office by 9 am the day of event by registering above or calling our office 628-2626).
You may also watch at your desk by registering for the simulcast here (there is a $10 fee). The Top 5 for Small Business is presented by the Greater Des Moines Partnership.