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Friday, January 28th, 2011


Exploring the Current Debate Over Patenting Life, Part Three

Introduction:

Raymond Ku, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Co-Director, Center for Law, Technology, and the Arts; Advisor, JOLTI, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Main Speaker:

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

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 three of the symposium is a lecture discussing the future of gene patents.

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 Three