July Life Science Lunch Video: Gene Patentability

The Supreme Court Ruling on Gene Patentability:
How the Myriad Genetics Ruling Affects the Future of Biotechnology

Presented by:

The Indiana Health Industry Forum and

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

July 16, 2013

While the Supreme Court’s decision offers urgently-needed certainty for research-driven companies that rely on cDNA patents for investment in innovation, it could also unnecessarily create business uncertainty for a broader range of biotechnology inventions. At least 8,000 currently existing patents will be affected by this decision and the companies who will be most likely impacted are small operations who rely upon the strength of their intellectual property to secure funding for additional research. HOw murky is the path ahead and what strategies should you be considering to keep your plans on track?

We regret that video for this program is no longer available


Hans Sauer
Deputy General Counsel, Intellectual Property

Eric E. Williams, Pharm.D.
Associate, Intellectual Property
Barnes & Thornburg LLP

 Moderated by:

Todd G. Vare
Partner, Intellectual Property
Barnes & Thornburg LLP

About the Life Science Lunch Series

The Indiana Health Industry Forum and Barnes & Thornburg LLP partner to present a monthly seminar series on critical issues in life science. Each month, at lunch, a policymaker or a panel in the field of life science will be available to answer questions concerning the major challenges and opportunities in the life science industry. We hope you will join us.

There is no charge to attend, but please register so we know how many lunches to order. Please see registration page for details. Some of the discussion questions will be submitted to the speakers in advance.

For more information on upcoming programs, please click here


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