CIOPORA Academy Workshop on Intellectual Property for Plants - September 5 - 6, 2018

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CIOPORA & Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney: "CIOPORA Academy is partnering with Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney to bring the next workshop in its series to Washington, D.C. The workshop will provide participants with a 360-degree perspective on the available IP instruments for plant innovators and, for the first time since the launch of the program, will raise the bar from the Competence to Advanced level, which means contents on IP strategy with increased complexity.




The 1.5-day workshop hosted at the Washington D.C. offices of CIOPORA member Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney will encompass lectures on both domestic and foreign IP protection regimes, touching upon the U.S. plant patents and utility patents, Plant Breeders Rights, the IP systems beyond the PVR such as trademarks (strategies in multiple jurisdictions) and trade secrets, as well as topics going beyond the sole IP including Competition law (in the US) and (national and international) taxation of royalties. The speaker lineup includes leading experts on IP for plant innovations, including lawyers from Buchanan, Baker McKenzie (US), DíazWiechers (Chile), The International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). In addition to the lectures, participants will visit the USPTO facilities in Alexandria, Va, attend a meeting with the Supervisory Patent Examiners and take a tour of the Public Search Facility and the National Inventors Hall of Fame on September 6.



Speakers and topics:
Sept 5, 2018
Module 1: The triggering point of novelty in Plant Patents
Christian A. Hannon, J.D., USPTO
IP Protection for Plants: Beyond the PVR
Jessica Greenwald, Ph.D., J.D., Baker McKenzie LLP
IP Rights and Competition law in the USA
Travis Bliss, Ph.D., Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Trademarks for Plant Products: International Registration and Trademark Strategies in Multiple Jurisdictions
Laura K. Pitts, J.D., Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
Sept 6, 2018:
Plant IP and royalty taxation in a changing landscape
James Wilson and Alexandra Minkovich, J.D., Baker McKenzie LLP
General Scope of Plant Variety Protection and enforcement tools in Chile
Juan Alberto Díaz Wiechers, DíazWiechers S.A.
UPOV PRISMA PBR Application Tool: The Basics
Benjamin Rivoire, UPOV
Afternoon program – tour of the USPTO Facilities and meeting with Supervisory Patent Examiners (Alexandria, Va)"


Read the entire press release here.