FROM BENCH TO ASSETS: BUILDING A VALUABLE PATENT PORTFOLIO | Startup Salon Series-4
Peng Sun, J.D., PH.D.
Attorney, Foley & Lardner, LLP, Washington
Patent structure matters for startups through the whole business cycle. In light of the supreme court’s decision on Lexmark case on May 30th, Attorney Peng Sun talked about corporate patent portfolio building and the case’s implication on patent exhaustion. Issues concerning why patent, what to patent, when to file and common mistakes to avoid were all discussed in detail. In the case study of Lexmark, Attorney Sun also stressed on several strategies ranging from licensing, pricing adjustment to global patent portfolio building that can be applied by startups when facing with patent exhaustion situation.
Dr. Sun received his JD from the Georgetown University Law Center and his PhD in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is currently working at the Foley & Lardner (LLP) office in Washington. Dr. Sun has worked extensively on legal consulting to life science institutions (universities, research institutions, pharmaceutical companies and biotech companies) in the field of patent law, in particular to help institutions to protect, maintain and add value to Life Science and Medical Innovation, while participating in helping customers to complete due diligence report for M & A and IPO. Prior to joining R & F Law Firm, Dr. Sun was committed to helping clients resolve matters relating to FDA law, particularly in sales, business promotion, and regulatory processes. Mr. Sun had practiced in the United States Court of Federal Claims for Susan Braden and Dania Zane.