April 18 SDIPLA Event - Implicit Bias in IP Practice
  • Presenters:  Dave McGowan, Of Counsel, Morrison & Foerster, and Sarah Vandervalk, Associate, Morrison & Foerster
  • Date:  Thursday, April 18, 2024
  • Time: 6-7pm networking with food and drinks, 7-8pm presentation
  • Location:  Morrison & Foerster, 12531 High Bluff Dr., Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92130

This panel presentation will qualify for 1 hour of Implicit Bias CLE credit

Dave McGowan and Sarah Vandervalk will present an exploration of the role that implicit bias may play in patent prosecution and litigation, and how practitioners can recognize and address their own implicit biases.

Dave McGowan is Of Counsel at Morrison & Foerster and the Lyle L. Jones Professor of Competition and Innovation Law at the University of San Diego School of Law. He teaches and writes in the areas of intellectual property, antitrust, and legal ethics.

Sarah Vandervalk is a former engineer and a current associate in Morrison & Foerster’s Intellectual Property litigation group.