NutraCon 2007: Sabinsa President Discusses Intellectual Property Issues
Todd Norton, president and chief operating officer of Sabinsa Corporation participated in a panel discussion entitled "Creating an Intellectual Property Platform," as part of the Nutracon Conference. Other panel members included Roger Wyse, managing partner, Burrill & Company; Marina Volin, a registered patent attorney with Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen and Pokotilow, Ltd.; and Qi Jia, Ph.D., chief science officer, Unigen Pharmaceuticals.
The panel examined the scope of intellectual property issues globally and provided perspectives from both inside and outside the industry. Todd Norton specifically highlighted the value of intellectual property including branding opportunities and return on investment, as well as discussed the realities of promoting and protecting intellectual property in the natural products industry.