Dr. Anthony Sabatelli and Nicholas Vincent of Dilworth IP will be offering a FREE webinar on Wednesday, February 22nd at 2:00 PM (EST). This installment in the Dilworth IP Webinar Series is entitled Patenting the Microbiome: Trends, Challenges, and Insights, and will offer an overview of the microbiome; specifically, the IP challenges that it presents, and recommendations for a robust path forward. Research in the microbiome seeks to characterize the microorganism that live in and on different environments, including the human body. Recent developments in this area are revolutionizing the life sciences, because they have the potential to radically improve treatments for dozens of common ailments and greatly improve the quality of life for many who suffer from these conditions. Despite the promise and excitement of this important research area, the IP aspects are challenging. For example, the threshold question of patent subject matter eligibility under 35 USC 101 is still a confusing and uncertain issue in this area.

This webinar is a must attend for patent practitioners, inventors, business leaders, research directors, and others in the life sciences industry seeking perspective and clarity on the IP challenges around the microbiome.

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About the Panelists

Anthony SabatelliDr. Anthony Sabatelli is an experienced patent practitioner and former biotech executive and research scientist, who provides insightful, practical, and business-oriented service to his clients. Although his primary focus is on biotechnology and the pharmaceutical industry, he has had broad experience across many areas of the chemical field including formulations and polymers. Dr. Sabatelli learned early on in his career that the successful patent practitioner must be an “Exclusivity Attorney” adept at understanding the complex interplay of patent, regulatory, and product life-cycle issues. He is versed in the Hatch-Waxman and regulatory laws relevant to pharmaceutical practice. Having spent most of his career in-house, as both a research scientist and as a patent attorney, Dr. Sabatelli appreciates the needs and perspective of the inventors in the lab and the in-house attorneys who seek to protect those inventions. He listens to his clients to help them create robust, yet practical, portfolios, whether comprising a single patent case or several hundred patents. Above all, he enjoys sharing his passion for his work with his clients and colleagues. Dr. Sabatelli has a strong interest in and commitment to education and is currently an Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at the University of New Haven.  He is a Member of the Board of Governors of Yale University and currently serves as Immediate Past-Chairman of the Yale Graduate School Alumni Association.

nicholas-g-vincent-croppedNicholas Vincent, a technology specialist and PhD candidate in Microbiology at Yale University, combines extensive research and leadership experience to provide a unique approach to biotechnology and the law. Nicholas has contributed to research in fields ranging from developmental immunology to bacterial genetics, and currently studies ribosome assembly in the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, a basic science process with vast potential for clinical and disease management applications. His research has taken him across three academic labs, seven years, and two academic institutions. Alongside his research experience, Nicholas currently serves as the Chair of the Yale Graduate Student Assembly, a representative graduate student governmental body, where he serves as an advocate to his constituents and liaises with the University on their behalf. Nicholas leverages this experience and applies it to assessing and implementing approaches to anticipate client needs in helping them protect their inventions.