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Patenting Pieces of People: Genes, Cell Lines, and Intellectual Property

March 7 – March 7 2012

Venue:

Ken Mason Suite, School of Law, Old College, The University of Edinburgh

Workshop Details:


Participants will be divided into 3 groups at the start of the day: the pro-patent team from Myriad, the anti-patent advocates from ACLU, and the judiciary.  Professors Cook-Deegan and Wald will introduce various aspects of the gene patenting debate and jurisprudence and will help the groups prepare for their roles in the close-of-session mock trial.







































































Time



Event



Description



10:15-10:30



Welcome



Steve Sturdy will introduce the presenters and the day



10:30-10:50



Lecture & Questions



Meet Me in Pandemonium:  How Can You Patent a Gene?


Prof. Cook-Deegan



10:50-11:30



Break-Out



Groups to meet and discuss the material from the perspective of the role they have been assigned.



11:30-12:00



Coffee



 



12:00-12:20



Lecture & Questions



Moore to Gain, Moore to Lose:  Patenting Body Parts


Prof. Wald



12:20-13:00



Break-Out



Groups to meet and discuss the material from the perspective of the role they have been assigned.



13:00-14:00



Lunch



 



14:00-14:20



Lecture & Questions



Who Stole the Queen's Tarts?  Cancer Gene Patents on Trial


Prof. Cook-Deegan



14:20-15:00



Break-Out



Groups to meet and discuss the material from the perspective of the role they have been assigned.



15:00-15:30



Tea



 



15:30-16:30



Moot



The advocates will present their cases to the bench, who will ask questions and render a decision.



16:30-16:45



Closing



Steve Sturdy will thank the participants and close the day


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