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IP at the 2014 BIO International Convention

June 11, 2014
Securing and maintaining intellectual property protection for the next generation of biotech innovation faces new challenges and opportunities.  Come learn about current issues and those just on the horizon before they affect your practice and your company.

Keynote Speakers in the IP Track:

Director General Francis Gurry, World Intellectual Property Organization

Judge Randall R. Rader, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Acting Director Michelle Lee, United States Patent and Trademark Office

IP Sessions:*

Pursuing Biotechnology Patent Protection in the U.S. and Latin America

Show Me the Data! Threshold Patent Application Disclosure Requirements and Post-Filing Evidence Admissibility in the U.S., Europe, Canada, and China

View from the USPTO – Dialogue with Acting Director Michelle Lee on the Myriad-Mayo Guidelines

Navigating Patent Challenges Under the America Invents Act

As if AIA Hasn’t Brought Enough Change – Patent Litigation Reform is Looming in the US

Patent Eligibility from the Trenches: Practical Implications of the Supreme Court’s Prometheus and Myriad Decisions

"Chairman, That Patent Should be Revoked!" - Join the EPO Opposition Mock Workshop and Help Argue the Case

Commercially Confidential Information at Risk in the EU? The EMA Transparency Policy, the Protection of Commercial Confidentiality in the Clinical Trials Regulation and the Courts' Respective View

Patents and Affordability - Are They Mutually Exclusive? Prescription for Developing Bio-Economies

Predictions for the Future: Biopharmaceuticals and Exclusivity

TRIPped up: Compulsory Licensing and Compliance with TRIPS

Navigating the Intellectual Property Minefield to Protect Personalized Medicine Innovations Worldwide

*CLE available for a select number of sessions. Continue to look back at the BIO 2014 website for further details.

Networking at the Convention Center:

Join us for the Intellectual Property Meetup in the IP Meetup Area on Tuesday the 24th from 1:30-2:15PM.  Can’t make it but still want to network with other IP professionals?  Drop by the IP Meetup Area just outside room 23ABC anytime during the IP Track.  Join us at Jolt’n Joe’s (Universities, Patients & Industry) or Old Spaghetti Factory Dussini Bar (Next GEN Biotech) Wednesday night during the BIO Gaslamp Receptions (6:00 – 8:-00 pm) open to Convention Access and Convention Access & Partnering attendees. See the complete map here.

Hope to see you there.