Intellectual Property Rights for the Public Good: Obligations of U.S. Universities to Developing Countries

April 29, 2004 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
St. Paul Student Center, University of Minnesota

Conference graphic Intellectual property

Moderators:

Prof. Ronald Phillips, PhD, Regents' Professor, McKnight Presidential Chair in Genomics; College of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences; Director, Center for Microbial and Plant Genomics, University of Minnesota

Prof. Jim Chen, JD, James L. Krusemark Professor of Law, Law School; Director of Special Projects, Joint Degree Program in Law, Health & the Life Sciences and Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences, University of Minnesota

8:00am
Welcome
Profs. Ronald Phillips and Susan Wolf, University of Minnesota
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8:10am
Creating, Protecting, and Using Crop Biotechnologies Worldwide in an Era of Intellectual Property
Prof. Philip Pardey, PhD, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota
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8:45am
Question and Answer

9:00am
Review of Rockefeller and McKnight Initiatives: Public-Sector Intellectual Property Resources for Agriculture (PIPRA) and African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF)
Prof. Robert Goodman, PhD, McKnight Foundation and University of Wisconsin
Sara Boettinger, PIPRA and University of California, Berkeley
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9:35am
Question & Answer
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9:50am
Break

10:10am
American Patent Policy: The Case for Policy Change
Michael Taylor, JD, Resources for the Future, Washington D.C.
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10:45am
Question & Answer
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11:00am
Where Does Humanitarian IP Fit in the Larger Picture? Globalization of Intellectual Property Rights
Prof. Susan Sell, PhD, George Washington University
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11:30am
Commentator: Kenneth Liebman, JD, Faegre & Benson
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11:35am
Question & Answer
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12:00pm
Lunch
International IP Policies and Freedom-to-Operate Issues
Anatole Krattiger, MPhil, PhD, President, bioDevelopments and Adjunct Professor, Cornell University
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Question & Answer
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1:30pm
Patent vs. Plant Variety Protection Act
Prof. Mark Janis, JD, University of Iowa
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2:00pm
Commentator: Prof. Dan Burk, JSM, JD, MS, University of Minnesota Law School
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2:05pm
Question & Answer
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2:15pm
Perspectives on Third World Needs
Ronald Cantrell, PhD, Director General, International Rice Research Institute, Philippines
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2:45pm
Commentator: Prof. Ruth Okediji, LLM, SJD, University of Minnesota Law School
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2:50pm
Question & Answer
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3:05pm
Break

3:30pm
Panel discussion on obligations of U.S. universities
Interim Vice President for Research David Hamilton, PhD, College of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, University of Minnesota
Dean Chuck Muscoplat, PhD, College of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, University of Minnesota
Prof. Jim Chen, JD, University of Minnesota Law School
Prof. Ruth Okediji, LLM, SJD, University of Minnesota Law School
Prof. Dan Burk, JSM, JD, MS, University of Minnesota Law School
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3:55pm
Question & Answer
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4:30pm
Wrap-Up
Profs. Phillips and Chen
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5:00pm
Adjourn

 

Sponsored by the University of Minnesota's:
  • Center for Microbial and Plant Genomics
  • Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences
  • Office of the President