Events Calendar

Check out our calendar for innovation and entrepreneurism events organized by OIC and our campus and community partners.

Upcoming Event

CONNECT’s IP Track Frameworks Workshop Series


UC San Diego Innovation Calendar



Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP - 12255 El Camino Real Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92130.



CONNECT is a premier innovation company accelerator in San Diego that creates and scales great companies in the technology and life sciences sectors. By creating an environment in which entrepreneurs and C-suite executives have access to the people, capital, and technology resources they need for success, CONNECT has assisted in the formation and development of more than 3,000 companies since 1985. Widely regarded as one of the world’s most successful organizations linking entrepreneurs and C-suite executives with the resources they need for the commercialization of innovative products and services; our program has been modeled in more than 50 regions around the world.

Learn and register for the entire 4-part series here


Basics of Obtaining Commercially Effective IP

Thursday, October 18 

8:00am – 11:30am 

A basic understanding of IP with emphasis on innovation protection using the patent system and trade secrets.

Establishing an Effective Bio-Science IP Portfolio

Thursday, November 15

8:00am – 11:30am 

Covers basic elements involved in developing a commercially meaningful intellectual property portfolio for a bioscience company.

**Best for bioscience/biotech/pharma companies and entrepreneurs**

Business Aspects of Patents

Thursday, February 21, 2019

8:00am – 11:30am 

Focuses on the role key business factors play in capturing, managing, and exploiting the intellectual property of the company.

Enforcement of Patents

Thursday, March 21, 2019

8:00am – 11:30am 

Provides you with a basic understanding of the various factors that should be considered in enforcing your patent.