Lectures & Events

“Exploring the Current Debate over Patenting Life”
Center for Law, Technology & the Arts - JOLTI (Journal of Law, Technology & the Internet) Symposium
JAN 28, 2011
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM
Moot Courtroom (A59)
CLE Credit
Approved for 4.25 hours of in-person CLE credit
$100.00 for Case Law Alumni
$200.00 for all other attorneys

The symposium will address the ongoing legal debate that surrounds patents on potentially therapeutic biomedical technologies, including gene patents. The symposium will consider how other disciplines, including bioethics and economics, might help to inform the development of novel laws addressing the unique issues arising from the debate. The symposium will include a lecture discussing the role patents have played in spurring the innovation of adult stem cell-based therapies, as well as a presentation on genetic testing and the impact patents have had on patient access to new biomedical technologies.
Speaker Information
Arnold CaplanArnold I. Caplan
Professor of Biology
Director, Skeletal Research Center
Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Robert Cook-DeeganRobert Cook-Deegan, MD
Center for Genome Ethics, Law & Policy
Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy and
Sanford School of Public Policy
Duke University

Rebecca EisenbergRebecca S. Eisenberg
Robert and Barbara Luciano Professor of Law
University of Michigan Law School

Joseph JankowskiJoseph Jankowski, PhD
Associate Vice President, Technology Management
Technology Transfer Office
Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Craig Allen NardCraig Allen Nard
Tom J.E. and Bette Lou Walker Professor of Law
Founding Director, Center for Law, Technology, and the Arts
Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Bratislov StankovicBratislav Stankovic
Robert and Barbara Luciano Professor of Law
Loyola University, Chicago School of Law

Additional Information
en to the public at no cost.

4.25 hours CLE credit will be available for a $200 fee to lawyers who attend.
At one-hour CLE activities, Ohio Supreme Court regulations require attorneys to be present for the entire hour to obtain credit. Therefore, registration for one-hour lectures will close at the time the event is scheduled to start. Everyone is welcome to attend the lecture, but we cannot submit CLE credit for late arrivals.

At events longer than one hour, we will submit credit based on an attorney’s arrival time and duration of attendance, but no less than the minimum of one full hour of attendance.

We encourage attendees to arrive at registration 20 minutes prior to the start of a lecture to sign in, obtain materials, and be seated.

There is no law school parking, however, public parking, for a fee, is available in the Cleveland Botanical Garden parking underground garage. Also, meter parking might be available.

Recording in any form is prohibited.

Supplemental Readings:
· Agenda & Speaker Bios
· Bibliography
· Myriad case, excerpt
· Amicus Brief, excerpt
· USPTO Interferences Decision
· Diamond v Chakrabarty
· Implications of Myriad
· Myriad Ruling Could Have Limited Impact
· Gene Patents Under Fire
· USPTO Guidelines Update After KSR v Teleflex
· USPTO Utility Exam Guidelines
· Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSC)
· Why are MSCs Therapeutic?

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