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JOLTI Symposium

                                                                                              2009 Symposium
"Exploring the Current Debate Over Patenting Life"
Friday, January 28, 2011
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM
Moot Courtroom (A59)
11075 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio

Free and open to the public * 
4.25 hours CLE credit available to lawyers who attend

Cosponsored by the Center for LTA and JOLTI (Journal of Law, Technology & the Internet)
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AGENDA
8:00-8:30 am: Registration
- Ground Floor Rotunda

8:30-8:45 am: Welcome and Introduction
Professor Raymond Ku
, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Co-Director, Center for Law, Technology, and the Arts; Advisor, JOLTI, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

8:45-10:00 am: Panel “The Intersection of Patents, Bioethics and Economics: Can / Should We Patent Life?”
Moderator: Hassan Naqvi, PhD, Commercialization Analyst, Cleveland Clinic Innovations
Craig Allen Nard, Tom J.E. and Bette Lou Walker Professor of Law and Founding Director, Center for Law, Technology, and the Arts, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Bratislav Stankovic, PhD, Professor of Law, University American College Skopje, School of Law, Macedonia
Joseph Jankowski, PhD, Associate Vice President, Technology Management, Technology Transfer Office, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

10:00-10:15 am: Break

10:15-11:15 am: Lecture
“The Role of Patents in the Development of Adult Stem Cell-Based Therapies”
Introduction:
Harshita Gupta, Instructor and Biology Master’s Degree Candidate, Case Western Reserve University
Speaker: Arnold I. Caplan, PhD, Professor of Biology and Director, Skeletal Research Center, Case Western Reserve University

11:15-11:30 am: Break

11:30 am -12:30 pm: Lecture
“The Interplay Between Access to Genetic Diagnostics and Biomedical Technology Patents”
Introduction:
J. Wesley Samples, Production Editor, Journal of Law, Technology & the Internet, Case Western Reserve University School of Law; Cleveland Clinic Innovations
Speaker: Robert Cook-Deegan, MD, Director, Center for Genome Ethics, Law & Policy; Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy; Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University

12:30-1:30 pm: Lunch

1:30-2:30 pm: Lecture
“The Future of Gene Patents“
Introduction:
Professor Raymond Ku
Speaker: Rebecca S. Eisenberg, Robert and Barbara Luciano Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School

2:30-2:45 pm: Closing Remarks
Professor Craig Allen Nard

Students at Case Western Reserve University School of Law have the opportunity to address some of today’s most intriguing issues