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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

DOJ ANtitrust Workshop - September 23-24 PROMOTING INNOVATION IN THE LIFE SCIENCE SECTOR AND SUPPORTING PRO-COMPETITIVE COLLABORATIONS: THE ROLE OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

PROMOTING INNOVATION IN THE LIFE SCIENCE SECTOR AND SUPPORTING PRO-COMPETITIVE COLLABORATIONS: THE ROLE OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

WORKSHOP INFORMATION

This joint USPTO – Department of Justice program will focus on how patents and copyrights drive value in the life science sector and the effects of collaborations and partnerships, with specific attention paid to the antitrust implications of different cooperation and licensing strategies. There is no charge to attend the online program, but registration is required. 

There will be 10 sessions spread over two afternoons. Panelists and speakers include leading figures from government, academia, prominent research labs, and legal experts from the private sector. The first day will start with a fireside chat between USPTO Director Andrei Iancu and Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division Makan Delrahim. The second day will feature a keynote address by former Director of the National Institutes of Health Dr. Elias A. Zerhouni.

DATE AND VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE

September 23, 2020
1:00p.m. – 5:00p.m. EST

September 24, 2020
1:00p.m. – 5:20p.m. EST

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the registration page or contact Lakeisha Harley in the USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs. 

A detailed agenda will be posted in the near future.

PROGRAM AGENDA

September 23, 2020

Session I: The essential roles of patents in research and development of therapeutics, diagnostics, and vaccines, particularly during pandemics

Session II: Update on USPTO guidance on patentability of life science inventions

Session III: Life Science Patents in Practice

Panel Discussion I: Are changes to US patent law needed to better support innovation in life sciences and the development of COVID-19 solutions?

Session IV:  Copyright and innovation in the life sciences

Panel Discussion II:  How copyright can create incentives or barriers to building data or information pools, and related licensing

September 24, 2020

Session V: Collaboration and Licensing Strategies

Session VI: How do regulation and antitrust enforcement impact competition and incentives for innovation?

Session VII: Competition and collaboration: Examining competitive effects and antitrust risks associated with collaborations

Session VIII: Academics’ and economists’ views on collaboration and competition

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