A one day international and interdisciplinary conference, hosted at the John Innes Centre.
REGISTRATION CLOSES 31st MARCH
Registration provides each delegate with a conference pack, refreshments (tea/coffee) throughout the day, buffet lunch, and entry to the wine reception following the keynote address by Professor Daniel Kevles.
UPDATE - Travel bursaries for first 10 postgraduate/non-academic attendees to register, up to £50 each.
We are also pleased to announce that up to 10 postgraduate/non-academic bursaries have been made available. The first 10 postgraduate/non-academic attendees to write to Dominic Berry firstname.lastname@example.org will be able to claim up to £50 for their travel expenses, provided they supply proof of purchase. (The definition of non-academic is simply that you do not work at a university or research institute). Email Dominic in advance and he will hold your bursary for up to 24 hours, allowing you time to register. If you do not register in this time, it will be made available again for other postgrad/non-academic attendees.
10:00-10:30: Welcome tea/coffee
10:30-10:45: Gregory Radick (University of Leeds) on the Cultivating Innovation project and IP-narrow/-broad
10:45-12:15: Session 1 (papers will each be 20 minutes long, with 10 minutes for questions)
Laura Biron (University of Kent) – ‘The objects of property’
Barbara Fleck (Marks & Clerk) – ‘Protecting plant science and innovation: a patent attorney’s perspective’
Riccardo Bocci (Associazione Italiana Agricoltura Biologica) – ‘How to promote and protect innovation in seed systems: a farmer-breeder's perspective’
13:00-14:30: Session 2 (papers will each be 20 minutes long, with 10 minutes for questions)
Courtney Fullilove (Wesleyan University) – ‘A commons in the Patent Office: the US Patent Office’s Agricultural Department, 1836-1861’
Krishna Ravi Srinivas (Research and Information System for Developing Countries) – ‘Open source, open innovation and commons: towards an alternative IP regime in agriculture and plant breeding’
Mrinalini Kochupillai (Munich Intellectual Property Law Centre) – ‘Revisiting ‘market failures’ for sustainable innovations in plant varieties: a review of plant variety application trends in India (2007-2014)’
15:00-16:30: Session 3 (papers will each be 20 minutes long, with 10 minutes for questions)
Sebastian Pfeilmeier (The Sainsbury Laboratory) – ‘Relevance of patents for translational plant biology: the view from the lab’
Xan Chacko (UC Davis) – ‘Protective pictures: the role of the image in plant patents’
Stathis Arapostathis and Kiriaki Klokiti (University of Athens) – ‘Agricultural transitions in proprietary regime(s): IP law, social practices and interests in late modern Greece (1950-2015)
17:00-18:00 Keynote address
Daniel Kevles (Yale University) - ‘From public to private goods: the evolution of plant properties in the American political economy’
18:00-19:00 Wine reception
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.