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Are Men Really Five Times Better Than Women at Innovation?

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
11:45 AM-1:30 PM

Note: The date for this panel presentation has changed to 5/21/2013.

WITI San Diego Presents a Panel Discussion on:

"Are Men Really Five Times Better Than Women at Innovation?"

Our panel this month will surprise you! Two attorneys practicing patent law in San Diego, California, plus a female inventor and entrepreneur! What do they have in common? Some eye-opening insight about female inventors and the progress they have achieved in the past two decades.

Learn a little history about female inventors and how they have doubled their share of patents since 1990. What have they invented? Where are they now? You will hear stories about how vital patents can be for your success in business. Explore the possible reasons for the disparity in invention between men and women. Learn some basics of intellectual property, and how to protect your valuable ideas to give yourself a leg-up in your career or as an entrepreneur. Hear from an inspiring woman who is the Chief Executive Officer of her own company, Tru-Hair, LLC, and has developed HEALTHILOCKS®, an innovative product for revitalizing and treating hair. What steps did she take to get to where she is today?

Don’t sell yourself or your ideas short; believe in yourself! This event will be a great opportunity to network, be you already a patent holder, or learning about the value of patents for the first time. We encourage interested parties to register early, as we expect a large turnout for this provocative and timely subject, being held at the law firm of Fish & Richardson P.C., the highest-ranked law firm for patent work in the country, so it promises to be a great event!

About Our Speaker(s)

William E. Hunter, Principal at Fish & Richardson P.C.:

Bill Hunter’s technical background is in Computer Science, and he has been practicing patent law since 1999. His practice emphasizes patent prosecution and counseling, patent strategy and analysis, development and management of patent portfolios, patent opinions, due diligence investigations, and post-grant proceedings (e.g., ex parte reexamination and inter partes review). He has significant experience in advising individuals, start-up companies, universities and research institutes, and technology and manufacturing companies.

Kim Leung, Associate at Fish & Richardson P.C.:

Kim Leung’s technical background is in Electrical Engineering, and she has been practicing patent law since 2009. Her practice focuses on various technologies, including communications systems, mobile devices, computer hardware and software, and medical devices. Prior to joining the firm, she was a Legal Extern for the Office of General Counsel at the University of Nevada, and a Legal Extern for the Honorable Michael L. Douglas of the Supreme Court of Nevada. Her previous professional experience includes work as a Hardware Engineer for Information Systems Laboratories of San Diego, California.

Jane M. Meyer, Founder and CEO of Tru-Hair LLC:

Jane Meyer received her B.A. degree in Chemistry and Physics at the University of Minnesota, an M.S. degree in Organic Chemistry at the University of North Dakota, an M.A. degree in Management and Marketing at Webster University and also holds a CM&AA-Certified Mergers and Acquisition Advisor-certification. She has over 21 years of experience in pharmaceutical development, scientific research, and business development in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, spending much of her career with Sigma-Aldrich, Pfizer, Dow Chemical, and Hovione. She has held a variety of roles in hospitals, research and development, and business and commercial development, including those involving the formation of strategic partnerships and new technology platforms. She recently developed a new product, Healthilocks®, which, based on biotechnology, is an innovative treatment for hair revitalization and repair. In tandom with developing Healthilocks®, in early 2013, she founded a company, Tru-Hair LLC, in order to market her product as well as develop additional hair treatments.

Event Date and Venue

This event will be held from 11:45 AM-1:30 PM on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at:

    Fish & Richardson, PC
    12390 El Camino Real
    San Diego, California 92130




11:45 AM - 12:15 PM: Registration and Networking
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM: Presentation, Q&A


Pre-registration for this event is closed and on-site registrations will not be accepted.

About Our Partner(s)

Fish & Richardson, PC:

Fish & Richardson P.C. is a national law firm with almost 400 lawyers in twelve offices: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Dallas, Delaware, Houston, Munich, New York, Southern California, Silicon Valley, Twin Cities, and Washington, DC. The firm is one of the largest firms practicing intellectual property, litigation, and corporate law and the only firm with a truly national intellectual property practice. Founded in 1878, the firm represented Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, and the Wright Brothers. For 125 years we have served great innovators, helping to protect countless ideas, nurture discoveries, and bring new concepts to market. The firm prosecuted and litigated many of the fundamental patents of an industrialized America, serving corporations creating the cutting-edge technologies of the day: the telephone, the air-brake, the steam turbine, the automobile, and the radio. Frederick Fish, the firm's founder, was for many years the acknowledged leader of the patent bar of the entire country at a time when patents were more important than they had ever been. Today, the firm continues to represent great innovators working in cutting-edge technologies.

Contact Us

For more info regarding registration or event details, please contact Jennifer Beckey (Tel: 858-518-0859) ([email protected]).

For more details about pre-registration, contact Tech Support.