Philadelphia partner Kathryn Doyle will serve as moderator for a panel discussion at the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) Annual Meeting 2010. Kathryn, a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group, will moderate “Global Patent Protection – Why You Need It and How to Get It” March 20, 2010, as part of the “Nuts & Bolts of Technology Transfer” track of the event. Among other things, the session will cover: the consequences of offering limited geographic rights for patent protection and how these limited rights diminish the value of the license; how a corporation or venture capitalist reassesses value; how the development plan of the potential Licensee is affected; and why and how a U.S.-only filing in the first instance might ultimately become a bar to follow-on patents in other jurisdictions. The AUTM is a global network of members from more than 350 universities, research institutions, teaching hospitals and government agencies, as well as hundreds of companies involved with managing and licensing innovations derived from academic and non-profit research. The event takes place in New Orleans, March 18-20, 2010.