Intellectual property, licensing and business development professionals will gather around the world to celebrate World IP Day and the importance of IP to the global economy. Participating LES (USA & Canada) local chapters and LESI societies will host events open to anyone, including non members. Events may include networking receptions and/or educational programs.
Online Registration Closed: Onsite Registration Available
DATE & TIME
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Director of Intellectual Property and Commercial Legal Affairs
An insider’s perspective of the legal battle surrounding so-called “gene patents.” Ben will discuss various aspects of the current lawsuit, AMP et al. v. USPTO et al. (popularly styled ACLU v. Myriad), including the jurisdictional and patent-eligibility elements of the case as well his impressions of the recent Federal Circuit argument. He will also discuss the public policy objections voiced by gene patent opponents and will provide a counter-perspective.
1000 Eagle Gate Tower, 11th Floor Conference Room
60 East South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
LES Member: $20
Online Registration Deadline Extended: Monday, April 25, 12 PM
No refunds after April 22
Program & Location
LES Salt Lake City Chapter Chair
Ben received his juris doctor degree from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at BYU and received his bachelor of science degree from UCLA in microbiology, immunology, and molecular genetics.