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Friday, January 28th, 2011

Exploring the Current Debate Over Patenting Life, Part Two


Harshita Gupta, Instructor and Biology Master’s Degree Candidate, Case Western Reserve University

Main Speaker:

Arnold I. Caplan, PhD, Professor of Biology and Director, Skeletal Research Center, Case Western Reserve University

Friday January 28, 2011, 8:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m.

Sponsored by the Center for Law, Technology & the Arts – JOLTI (Journal of Law, Technology & the Internet) at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Part two of the symposium is a lecture discussing the role of patents in the development of adult stem cell-based therapies.

The symposium addresses the ongoing legal debate that surrounds patents on potentially therapeutic biomedical technologies, including gene patents. The symposium considers 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 includes 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.

Continue Reading – Exploring the Current Debate Over Patenting Life, Part Two