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Inaugural Summer Institute in Intellectual Property, Biotechnology and Agricultural Sciences

May 15, 2008
Final Program

    
Tuesday, May 20, 2008

9 a.m. -- Opening Remarks

  • Dean David Walker, Dwight D. Opperman Distinguished Professor of Law, Drake University Law School
  • Daniel Jacobi, Esq., Vice President & Chief Legal Officer, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.


9:15 a.m. -- Biotechnology and Patents

  • Chair: Prof. David Schwartz, John Marshall Law School
  • Speakers: Prof. Daniel R. Cahoy, Smeal College of Business, Penn State University, “Patent Ownership and Consolidation in Essential Biofuel Technology”

  • Prof. Christopher M. Holman, UMKC School of Law, “Recent Developments Restricting the Effective Scope of Biotechnological Patents”
  • Prof. Mark D. Janis, H. Blair and Joan V. White Chair in Intellectual Property Law, University of Iowa College of Law
  • Dr. Stephen Smith, Research Fellow in Germplasm Security, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., “Technological Change and the Design of Plant Variety Protection Regimes”
  • Prof. F. Scott Kieff, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, “Recent SCT Cases Frustrating the Economics of IP Transactions”

11:15 a.m. Coffee Break

11:30 a.m. Biotechnology, Science and Ethics

  • Chair: Prof. Rebecca M. Bratspies, CUNY School of Law
  • Speakers: Prof. Margo A. Bagley, Class of 1941 Research Professor, University of Virginia School of Law, “Illegal, Immoral, Unethical Patentable? Issues in the Early Lives of Inventions”

  • Prof. Gregory N. Mandel, Temple University Beasley School of Law, “Towards Reconciliation in Technology Wars”

  • Prof. Andrew W. Torrance, University of Kansas School of Law, “Patent Monopolies as a New Locus of Concern About Genetically Modified Organisms”

  • Prof. Clark Wolf, Director, Bioethics Program, Iowa State University, “Ethical Issues in Gene Patents”


1:15 p.m. Lunch  

2:30 p.m. -- Biotechnology and the Global Market

  • Chair: Prof. Peter K. Yu, Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property Law & Director, Intellectual Property Law Center, Drake University Law School
  • Speakers: Andrew Bentham, Esq., Partner, J.A. Kemp & Co. (United Kingdom), "The European Perspectives on Plant Biotechnology"
  • Dr. Nuno Pires de Carvalho, Acting Director, Division for Legislation, Public Policy and Development, World Intellectual Property Organization, “The implementation of Article 27.3(b) of the TRIPS Agreement: The Experience and the Challenges”
  • Dr. Victoria Henson-Apollonio, Senior Scientist and Manager, Central Advisory Service on Intellectual Property, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), “Experiences from the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research”
  • Prof. Yahong Li, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong, “Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Patenting in China”
  • Prof. Srividhya Ragavan, University of Oklahoma School of Law, “India’s Patent Path”
  • Prof. V.C. Vivekanandan, MHRD IP Chair Professor and Head, Centre for IP Law Studies, NALSAR University of Law (India), “Indian IP Regime for Biotech Inventions”

4:30 p.m. -- Closing Remarks


4:45 p.m. -- Conference Adjourned   



List of Confirmed Participants


  • Prof. Margo A. Bagley, Class of 1941 Research Professor, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Andrew Bentham, Esq., Partner, J.A. Kemp & Co., United Kingdom
  • Prof. Rebecca M. Bratspies, CUNY School of Law
  • Prof. Charisse Buising, Director, Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology Program, Drake University
  • Prof. Daniel R. Cahoy, Smeal College of Business, Penn State University
  • Steve Callistein, Esq., Senior Intellectual Property Counsel, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
  • Dr.
    Nuno Pires de Carvalho, Acting Director, Division for Legislation,
    Public Policy and Development, World Intellectual Property Organization
  • Daniel J. Cosgrove, Esq., Intellectual Property Group Leader, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
  • Cassie J. Edgar, Esq., Intellectual Property Counsel, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
  • Prof. Robin Feldman, U.C. Hastings College of the Law
  • Louise A. Foutch, Esq., Senior Intellectual Property Counsel, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
  • Troy A. Groetken, Esq., Partner, McAndrews, Held & Malloy Ltd.
  • Prof. Richard Gold, Director, Centre for Intellectual Property Policy, McGill University Faculty of Law
  • Prof.
    Neil D. Hamilton, Dwight D. Opperman Distinguished Professor of Law
    & Director, Agricultural Law Center, Drake University Law School
  • Dr.
    Victoria Henson-Apollonio, Senior Scientist and Manager, Central
    Advisory Service on Intellectual Property, Consultative Group on
    International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)
  • Prof. Christopher M. Holman, UMKC School of Law
  • Daniel Jacobi, Esq., Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
  • Prof. Mark D. Janis, H. Blair and Joan V. White Chair in Intellectual Property Law, University of Iowa College of Law
  • Donna E. Johns, Esq., Intellectual Property Portfolio Manager, Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
  • Prof. F. Scott Kieff, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
  • Jeffrey I.D. Lewis, Esq., Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
  • Prof. Yahong Li, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong
  • Prof. Doris E. Long, Chair, Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Privacy Group, John Marshall Law School
  • Prof. Gregory N. Mandel, Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • Heidi S. Nebel, Esq., Partner, McKee, Voorhees & Sease
  • Elizabeth A. Nelson, Esq., Vice President & General Counsel, Kemin Industries, Inc.
  • Prof. Srividhya Ragavan, University of Oklahoma School of Law
  • Dana
    Rewoldt, Esq., Senior Patent Attorney, Syngenta Seeds, Inc. Joseph B.
    Saluri, Esq., Vice President & General Counsel, Stine Seed Co.
  • Prof. David Schwartz, John Marshall Law School
  • Edmund J. Sease, Esq., Partner, McKee, Voorhees & Sease, PLC
  • Dr. Stephen Smith, Research Fellow in Germplasm Security, Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.
  • Prof. Andrew W. Torrance, University of Kansas School of Law
  • Prof. V.C. Vivekanandan, MHRD IP Chair Professor & Head, Centre for IP Law Studies, NALSAR University of Law (India)
  • Prof. Clark Wolf, Director, Bioethics Program, Iowa State University
  • Dr. Michael Yates, Esq.
  • Prof. Meishen Zhang, Hebei Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Science (China)