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November 19, 2013

IP Luncheon Speaker Series
Personalized Medicine, Intellectual Property, and Privacy: Crossroads or Conflict?

Speaker: Kevin Erdman and Pervin Taleyarkhan, '13
Time: 12:45 - 2:00 pm
Location: Room 385,Inlow Hall, 530 W. New York Street, Indianapolis, IN
Contact: Kyle Galster, IP Center Coordinator,

The Law School’s Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation is proud to host Kevin Erdman and Pervin Taleyarkhan on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at the IU McKinney School of Law, in room 385 of Inlow Hall. Law school students with an interest in intellectual property law and health care law are invited to their presentation titled “Personalized Medicine, Intellectual Property, and Privacy: Crossroads or Conflict?

Kevin and Pervin will focus on how Personalized Medicine promises to provide better health care for all. However, businesses trying to develop these technologies have several hurdles to overcome, including regulatory burdens and prohibitions on data collection and use of big and small data, protecting the technologies developed, and bringing the technology in the marketplace in a manner that will be economically viable. This presentation will cover some of those challenges for the emerging companies now and potential difficulties as treatments go upstream.

Kevin focuses his practice on advising software and internet centric businesses about the legal landscape. Kevin deals with intellectual property in all aspects, from patent and trademark issues to privacy, commercial, and advertising concerns in today’s complex and constantly changing computing and telecommunications environment. Kevin started practicing with small IP boutique firms in Silicon Valley, California, then Fort Wayne, Indiana, focusing on patent preparation and prosecution. In the early 90′s his firm created the IP section of a large general practice firm. Practicing as a partner in the general practice firm for decades, his practice expanded into various commercial and IP transactions in the software and internet technologies and industries, both domestic and international. His clientele includes local companies and businesses based on several continents. In 2012, Kevin founded a new IP Law firm in Indianapolis with Mark Reichel, Reichel IP LLP.

Pervin Taleyarkhan is a Legal Associate at Purdue Research Foundation’s Office of Technology Commercialization, Pervin focuses on developing strategies for Purdue University’s IP portfolios and evaluating technology-based innovations for pursuit of appropriate IP protection.   In addition, she drafts patent applications, responses, and other communications for the United States Patent & Trademark Office. Pervin graduated with her J.D. from the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law in May, 2013. While in law school, she served as Associate for the law school’s Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation, and as both Advocate and Team Coach for the Giles Sutherland Rich Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition.  She was also Editor-in-Chief of the Indiana Health Law Review.

Contact: Kyle Galster, IP Center Coordinator, (317) 274-0042.

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