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- Francine Laffoon, Staff Member
I'm Karen Emmerich luck I'm the technology management team at the UCSF office of innovation technology and alliances so I came to UCSF from the University of Zurich in Switzerland to do my PhD and as I was working on my thesis project I began to really become interested in how research results make it out into the marketplace to become products and so that's how I became involved with technology transfer here at UCSF first and then on to the full system-wide University of California Office of the President and came back to UCSF in 2004 our office manages all of the intellectual property here at UCSF and we work very closely with our inventors to license and commercialize that IP in an effort to move the research results from the bench to the bedside so first what is intellectual property we're talking about patents copyrights trademarks but in addition we also manage tangible property rights for the university for example new newly created transgenic mice research tools in the form of antibodies cell lines and that sort of thing and a lot of scientists ask why is intellectual property important why why is there such a big fuss about patenting and copyrights and the the answer is to to develop products and services most of them you really need to invest it so for example with a drug you you need to invest possibly a billion dollars or more to move a hit through all of the preclinical and clinical development to the the marketplace to to become a therapeutic for the patients to treat patients in order to justify investing that kind of money a company needs to to assure itself that it can have an exclusive position and keep the competitors jumping on the bandwagon once that they've actually gone to the trouble of taking their drug through the regulatory process so so a patent is very important to to protect your invention and keep others out
Thanks Olaussent your participation is very much appreciated
- Francine Laffoon
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I've studied digital archaeology at College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University in St. Joseph and I am an expert in anarchist economics. I usually feel exanimate. My previous job was dermatologist (md) I held this position for 26 years, I love talking about movie memorabilia collecting and trekkie. Huge fan of Lisa Vanderpump I practice flag football and collect cheese labels.
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