Director Gaby L. Longsworth, Ph.D. will be a speaker in the joint United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and Department of Justice (DOJ) virtual program titled "Promoting Innovation in the Life Science Sector and Supporting Pro-Competitive Collaboration: the Role of Intellectual Property," held over two days on September 23 and 24, 2020. Gaby's session, titled "Life Science Patents in Practice," will occur from 2:10 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 23, 2020. In this session, the speakers will share their experience with ways that the patent system protects inventions in the life sciences, promotes innovation and facilitates collaboration in life sciences. Topics include, for example, the importance of new use claims and other examples of incremental innovation, and the role that subject matter eligibility plays in life sciences-related inventions.
This joint USPTO – Department of Justice program will focus on how patents and copyrights drive value in the life science sector and the effects of collaborations and partnerships, with specific attention paid to the antitrust implications of different cooperation and licensing strategies. There is no charge to attend the online program, but registration is required.