Greenberg Traurig Hosts Australia MedTech Delegation in Boston as Part of Australia United States Business Week 2016

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On Feb. 22, David J. Dykeman, patent attorney, co-chair of Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Global Life Sciences & Medical Technology Group, and co-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property (IP) Group in Boston, hosted an Australia Medical Technology Delegation in the firm’s Boston office.

On Feb. 22, David J. Dykeman, patent attorney, co-chair of Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Global Life Sciences & Medical Technology Group, and co-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property (IP) Group in Boston, hosted an Australia Medical Technology Delegation in the firm’s Boston office. Led by Australian Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb, the MedTech Delegation was part of the inaugural Australia United States Business Week (AUSBW) 2016, a major initiative to increase Australia’s business links with the United States.

From 2:30 – 4 p.m., Dykeman moderated a panel discussion that addressed how Massachusetts and Australia are bringing together public, private, academia, and the health sectors to commercialize research and encourage a more connected medical research ecosystem. He was joined by panelists:

  • Lita Nelsen, Director of the Technology Licensing Office (TLO) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT);
  • Sanjay Gokhale, Digital Health Cluster Director at the Massachusetts eHealth Institute; and
  • Mark Kendall, professor at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology at the University of Queensland.

Panelists shared insights and best practices for the partnering process, from building an attractive IP portfolio to identifying the right entry point of contact at prospective partner organizations. The delegation concluded with a wine tasting and networking reception.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Life Sciences & Medical Technology Group

Greenberg Traurig’s Life Sciences & Medical Technology Group advises clients ranging from startups to large multinational public companies to leading research institutions. The group’s attorneys work closely with clients, providing innovative legal counsel to help them achieve their objectives – from discovery through commercialization and product marketing.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Boston Office

Established in 1999, Greenberg Traurig’s Boston office is home to more than 65 attorneys practicing in the areas of corporate, emerging technology, energy, governmental affairs, health care, intellectual property, labor and employment, life sciences and medical technology, litigation, public finance, real estate, and securities. An important contributor to the firm's international platform, the Boston office includes a team of nationally recognized attorneys with both public and private sector experience. The team offers clients the value of decades of legal experience and hands-on knowledge of the local business community, supported by the firm's vast network of global resources.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1,900 attorneys serving clients from 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is No. 1 on the 2015 Law360 Most Charitable Firms list, third largest in the U.S. on the 2015 Law360 400, Top 20 on the 2015 Am Law Global 100, and among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite. More information at: http://www.gtlaw.com.

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