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Friday, January 28th, 2011


Exploring the Current Debate Over Patenting Life, Part One

Moderator:

Hassan Naqvi, PhD, Commercialization Analyst, Cleveland Clinic Innovations

Panelists:

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

Bratislav Stankovic, PhD, Professor of Law, University American College Skopje, School of Law, Macedonia

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

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 Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Panel one of this symposium examines the intersection of patents, bioethics and economics: Can or should we patent life?

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.

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