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Eighth Annual Transatlantic Intellectual Property Summer Academy
Organized by Bocconi University (Milan, Italy) and Case Western Reserve University School of Law (Cleveland, OH, USA)
JUN 2, 2014 - JUN 6, 2014
Case Western Reserve University School of Law (Cleveland, OH, USA)
What are European and North American companies looking for in an IP deal? What is the new European patent environment like? What are the tensions between the laws of ethics and science in the IP field? These questions and much more will be explored in the eighth annual Transatlantic Intellectual Property Summer Academy from June 2-6, 2014.
Additional Information
The academy is organized by Bocconi University and Case Western Reserve University School of Law in cooperation with University of Trento, McGill University, University of Western Ontario, CNRS, Magister Lvcentinvs, State University of Milan, Polytechnic University of Milan, Scuola Normale Pisa, Foggia University, Penn State University, the European Patent Office: EPO Academy, the European Patent Office for the Harmonisation of the Internal Market and the World Intellectual Property Organizations.

Monday, June 2, 2014
9:00 am - 9:30 am / Opening Ceremony
Opening speeches by the Dean, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Introduction to the Summer Academy 2014 Edition from Center for Law, Technology & the Arts, Case Western Reserve University, and Bocconi Coordinators
9:30 am - 10:30 am / Towards an international IP common language for protecting science? The issue of Biotech & Life Sciences
Laurent Manderieux (Professor of IP Law, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy)
11:00 am - 2:00 pm / Setting the new stage of Patent Law for Biotech & Life Sciences in the Transatlantic Area
The new US Patent Law: a Science friendly environment?
Craig Nard (Director, Center for Law, Technology & the Arts Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH, USA)

The new European Patent Environment and the European Biotech Directive: an opportunity or a failure?
Manuel Desantes (Professor of Private international Law, University of Alicante, Spain, Hon. Vice President, the European Patent Office, Munich, Germany)
5:00 pm / Welcome gathering
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
9:00 am - 1:00 pm / IP Management and Legal Practice for Biotech & Life Sciences in big corporations: US vs. European practices
Ted Theofrastous (Managing Attorney, IP Venture Clinic, Case Western Reserve University and former Chief Commercialization Counsel, Cleveland Clinic Foundation)
Craig Hayden (Partner, Tarolli Sundheim)

+ Speakers from Europe and North America talk about the negotiation process from their side of the fence: what are they looking for in a deal, what IP issues arise, and what mistakes European /US companies often make?
Field Trip to Cleveland Clinic Innovations and Lecture
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm /
Rich Wesorik (Partner, Tarolli Sundheim and Patent Counsel to the Cleveland Clinic)
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
9:00 am - 10:45 am / Granting Effective Rights to Operators (I): Navigating the Patent Thicket in the Biotech & Life Sciences Sector
Eugenio Archontopoulos (Senior Examiner, The European Patent Office, EPO, the Hague, Netherlands)
11:15 am - 1:00 pm / Granting Effective Rights to Operators (II): The US FDA Framework for Biotech & Life Sciences: a Challenge for Scientists and Business Operators
Jessica Berg, Dean and Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University: USA
2:00 am - 3:30 pm / Taking technology from US / European Universities and licensing it to companies in emerging economies and vv: - Outsourcing of knowledge vs. Outsourcing of production: does the Legal Framework favor US /European Companies and Universities: what regulatory problems from their side of the fence?
Giulio Zanetti (Adjunct Professor, Loyola University, Rome, Italy, Hon. Director, IDLO, Rome, Italy)
Thursday, June 5, 2014
9:00 am - 10:30 am / IP Management in Universities / Research Centers. New forms and models of governance for technology transfer offices
Fulvio Puzone (Head, Technology Transfer, Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Genoa, Italy)

Joseph Jankowski (Chief Innovation Officer and former Associate Vice President for Technology Management, Case Western Reserve University)
11:00 am - 1:00 pm / New Strategies and Policies for the Transfer, Exploitation and Commercialization of Public Research Results in Biotech & Life Sciences in the Transatlantic Area: Open Access and Life Sciences
Roberto Caso (Professor of Law, University of Trento, Italy), and Rossana Ducato (University of Trento, Lawtech Group, Italy)
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm / Case Study - IP Management in Biotech & Life Sciences
Field Trip to QED Electrodynamics, LLC Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Friday, June 6, 2014
9:00 am - 11:00 am / Access to Medicines, Biotech and Ethics
Dalindyebo Shabalala, Visiting Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Assistant Professor, International Economic Law (Intellectual Property) and Academic Coordinator, Institute for Globalisation and International Regulation, Maastricht University Faculty of Law, Netherlands
11:30 am - 1:00 pm / Closing remarks: the Law of Ethics and the Law of Science: an uneasy wedding
Discussion of WIPO and WTO policies + national laws and practices, and their likely impact upon relations between the EU/ US and emerging markets.
Wrap up + Certificates Granting Ceremony

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