Special Topics/Workshops

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BIO Pacific Rim Summit workshops are designed for specific and focused discussions on business or technical information. All workshops will take place on Tuesday, December 9 from 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM.

Email Sara Morgenstern, smorgenstern@bio.org for more information on presenting at the 2014 Pacific Rim Summit.

Revised Myriad Guidance from the USPTO – Now What is Patentable?

A panel of industry and academic experts will explore legal, policy and business implications of the Myriad decision, the USPTO guidance on patentable subject matter under Myriad issued earlier this year, and the revised Myriad guidance expected from the USPTO later this year.  The deep international divide regarding what forms of biotechnology innovation are now patentable will also be discussed.  Finally, the panel will explore strategies for developing commercially valuable patent protection of nucleic acids and protein sequences today, as well as tomorrow under the expected revised Myriad guidance.      

Sponsored By: 

Moderator: Mark Benedict, Knobbe Martens


Hans Sauer, BIO

Jason Jardine, Knobbe Martens

Teresa Spehar, Synthetic Genomics