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IP and the Life Sciences

13 November 2015 - 14 November 2015

Time: 8:45am - 12:40pm
Venue: University of Basel, Law Faculty, Peter Merian Weg 8, 4002 Basel, Switzerland

The conference, organised by Professor Duncan Matthews, CCLS/ QMUL, and Professor Herbert Zech, University of Basel, will provide in-depth analysis of the boundaries between IP and Life Sciences. Presentations will address the significance of IP for medicine and pharmaceutics, the agricultural sector (crop sciences), Life Sciences research, as well as detailed country case studies.

The conference will be of special interest to academics and practitioners involved in IP and Life Sciences, with conference findings published subsequently as a "Research Handbook on IP and the Life Sciences".

Programme

Friday, 13 November 2015

  • 08.45 Registration
  • 09.30 – 09.45 Welcome Address, Professor Duncan Matthews, Professor Herbert Zech
  • Session 1: Medicine and Pharmaceutics
    09.45 – 10.05 Patenting Diagnostics, Dr Dieter Wächter (Vossius & Partner, Switzerland)
    10.05 – 10.25 Patenting Biosimilars, Dr Claudia Mund (Basel Advanced Study Center, Switzerland)
    10.25 – 10.45 Discussion
    10.45 – 11.30 Break
    11.30 – 11.50 Patenting Human Genes in Europe, Professor Timo Minssen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
    11.50 – 12.00 Discussion
  • 12.00 – 14.00 Lunch break
  • Session 2: Agricultural Sector
    14.00 – 14.20 Protection of Plant Innovations, Dr Gert Würtenberger (Würtenberger Kunze, Germany)
    14.20 – 14.40 Patenting Non-Transgenic Plants in the US, Professor Mark D. Janis (University of Indiana, USA)  
    14.40 – 15.00 Discussion
    15.00 – 15.20 Patenting Transgenic Plants, James Allred (Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals, USA)
    15.20 – 15.40 Seed Patents: Scope of Protection, Dependency and Exempted Reproductional Uses, Professor Axel Metzger (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany)
    15.40 – 16.00 Discussion
    16.00 – 16.30 Break
    16.30 – 16.50 Convention on Biological Diversity and Regulatory Law as Plant Protection, Dr Claudio Chiarolla (World Intellectual Property Organisation, Switzerland)
    16.50 – 17.00 Discussion
  • Session 3: Country Case Studies in IP and the Life Sciences
    17.00 – 17.20 Country Case Studies in IP and the Life Sciences – Japan, Professor Toshiko Takenaka (University of Washington, USA)
    17.20 – 17.30 Discussion
  • 18.00 Conference dinner – optional (please register using the form)

Saturday, 14 November 2015

  • Session 4: Country Case Studies in IP and the Life Sciences
    09.00 – 09.20 Kenya, Professor John Harrington (University of Cardiff, UK)
    09.20 – 09.40 India, Professor Srividhya Ragavan (University of Oklahoma, USA)
    09.40 – 10.00 Discussion
  • Session 5: Research and Development
    10.00 – 10.20 Stem Cell Research and Patents in the EU, Professor Aurora Plomer (University of Sheffield, UK)
    10.20 – 10.40 Stem Cell Research and Patents in the US, Professor John M. Golden (University of Texas, USA)
    10.40 – 11.00 Discussion
    11.00 – 11.30 Break
    11.30 – 11.50 IP Pools and Beyond, Professor Geertrui Van Overwalle (University of Leuven, Belgium)
    11.50 – 12.10 Discussion
  • Session 6: Boundaries of IP in the Life Sciences
    12.10 – 12.30 Pay for Delay Agreements, Professor Claudia Seitz (University of Basel, Switzerland)
    12.30 – 12.40 Discussion

How to book

Please register by 26 October 2015, using the registration form available online, or by email to ZLSR@unibas.ch.

Fees

  • Standard registration fee - CHF 280.00
  • Students and PhD students - CHF 190.00

Contact

For more information, please contact the University of Basel on ZLSR@unibas.ch.

Photography, video and audio recording

Please note that CCLS events may be photographed or video and audio recorded. These materials will be used for internal and external promotional purposes only by Queen Mary University of London. If you object to appearing in the photographs, please let our photographer know on the day. Alternatively you can email the CCLS Events Team on ccls-events@qmul.ac.uk in advance of the event that you are attending.

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