Philadelphia partner Kathryn Doyle, head of the Life Sciences Team of the Intellectual Property Practice Group, will moderate a panel June 15, 2009, for the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) at the AUTM Eastern Region Meeting.  The panel will discuss, “Global Patent Protection: Why You Need It and How to Get It.”  Kathryn will guide the discussion to focus on the issues of the current global protection, consequences of offering limited geographic rights, basic frameworks for foreign filing decisions and expediting the process, and cost sharing approaches.