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Oklahoma Bioscience Leaders Point the Way for the Next Generation

Dunlap Codding Patent Agent Dr. Kathryn Hester was quoted in April Wilkerson’s article in The Journal Record on March 31.  According to the article,” the beauty of the bioscience industry is that a person can move from pipettes to patents if stagnation sets in.”

Dr. Hester is quoted on the path she took to protect innovations.  ”My path has been pretty straightforward with a crook in it.  I went straight from the Ph.D. to work for the law firm.  I knew when I was doing my graduate work that I didn’t want to stay in a lab for the rest of my life,  but I wasn’t sure exactly where I wanted to go.  Patent law is an interesting area of the law in that it does not require a law degree to practice it.  It actually requires a technical degree because you need to be able to understand what the inventions are and to be able to critically analyze them and to write patents correctly.”
The article continues, profiling other University of Oklahoma graduates and scientists.


DC On Film Row

About DC on Film Row

DC on Film Row is a free event space open to everyone in our community.

We like to say that the space is a “home for creatives and innovators, home builders and the homeless, celebrators and the celebrated” so people understand that we are inclusive and want everyone from throughout our community using our space.

Our goal is to celebrate the incredible diversity of creativity, innovation, and passion within Oklahoma City and to provide a venue—free of charge—to those groups and individuals working to bind us all together and make our home a cooler and better place. No strings attached—no extensive rules to follow. We simply ask that all of our neighbors be honored and that all viewpoints be respected. Our criteria for use is simple: If the event, group, or meeting is something which strengthens our community and brings us all together, the space is available for use.

The space has hosted everything from charitable fundraisers to an underground nightclub party to celebrate Canterbury Choral Society’s 45th anniversary season. We host dinners for the OKC homeless population most Monday evenings where upwards of 250 people are served—we provide the space and soft drinks and a local church provides the food. We’ve hosted university planning retreats and monthly local rock concerts.

Every Wednesday, we open up the courtyard for lunch, invite a local food truck to set up outside our gates, and welcome our downtown neighbors into the space for a bit of socialization.

Our never-ending soda fountain seems to be the biggest hit with some of our neighbors while others spend time playing pool or simply chatting about what is happening on the weekend.

For October we turn the space into a haunted house and invite the neighborhood children to come out and trick-or-treat.

Got an idea for how to use the space? Just ask us – we’re almost certain to say yes!

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