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Podcast: Toward a Therapy for COVID-19: The Science and Legal Considerations

Researchers around the world are working at record speed to find the best ways to treat and prevent COVID-19. In this last episode of our four-part podcast series, we discuss the science, regulatory framework, and commercial transaction considerations of a COVID-19 therapy. Michael Ward, …›

November 17, 2020 - FDA, Healthcare, United States

Recent Digital Health-Related FDA Announcements

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is showing its dedication to the advancement of digital health technology with two recent announcements: a new Digital Health Center of Excellence and an update on its Software Precertification Program. Manufacturers developing mobile medical devices, …›

GSAS Harvard Biotech Club and Morrison & Foerster’s New Course

MoFo & GSAS Harvard Biotech Club’s new course, “Legal Topics for Scientists, Entrepreneurs, and Start Ups,” started on November 11, with more than 100 life sciences graduate students, post-docs, and industry professionals. The Harvard Biotech Club is a student organization that seeks to bridge …›

Legal Topics for Scientists, Entrepreneurs, and Start Ups

The GSAS Harvard Biotech Club and Morrison & Foerster course on Legal Topics for Scientists, Entrepreneurs, and Start Ups features a combination of lectures and interactive workshops and is designed for students, post-docs, entrepreneurs, and investors with life sciences and tech backgrounds to learn …›

Podcast: Toward a Vaccine for COVID-19: The Science and Legal Considerations

In this third of a four-part podcast series, we discuss the science, regulatory framework, and commercial transactions considerations of a COVID-19 vaccine. Michael Ward, MoFo partner and global head of the firm’s Life Sciences Group and Patent Group, discusses these issues among others with: …›

Podcast: Applying AI and Data Science to the Fight Against COVID-19: The Science and Legal Considerations

In this second of a four-part podcast series on the science, regulatory framework, commercial transactions, and privacy and data security considerations of each unique aspect of the current health crisis, Michael Ward, MoFo partner and global head of the firm’s Life Sciences Group and …›

Life Sciences Startup: Top Things to Keep in Mind About Formation and License Agreements

During our fifth Patent Law Course session offered by Morrison & Foerster and GSAS Harvard Biotech Club , Steve Rowles, firmwide co-chair of the Emerging Companies & Venture Capital Group, chair of MoFo’s San Diego Corporate Group, and managing partner of the San Diego …›