Life Sciences Lunch Series

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The Indiana Health Industry Forum and Barnes & Thornburg LLP partner to present a monthly seminar series on critical issues in the life sciences. Each month a policymaker or a panel in the field of life sciences will be available to answer questions concerning the major challenges and opportunities in the industry. We hope you will join us.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 – WEBINAR

11:00 am – noon

Diversity in Innovation

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), in conjunction with the National Council for Expanding American Innovation (NCEAI), is developing a national strategy to build a more demographically, geographically, and economically inclusive innovation ecosystem. The USPTO has been specifically charged with producing a report concerning patenting and entrepreneurship activities among women, minorities, and veterans. In response to a recent call for public comment on the report, several Indiana organizations responded, outlining their efforts to increase diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the innovation space. Please join us as we hear from local leaders on the importance of D&I to the future of the life sciences, learn about some of the steps currently being taken to improve D&I in our community, and get their thoughts on where there is still more work to be done.

  • Kristin Jones, President and CEO, Indiana Health Industry Forum
  • Deborah Pollack-Milgate, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • Arvie Anderson, Senior Director, IP Policy and Procurement, Eli Lilly and Company
  • Jay McGill, Chief Operating Officer, Indiana Bioscience Research Institute
  • Julia Saltsgaver, Executive Director, Quality Connection
  • James Wilson, Assistant Regional Director, USPTO
There is no charge to attend.

Next Webinar Will Be Tuesday, May 18, 2021 – 11:00 am – noon