400 Symposium--Moderated Discussion on Intellectual Property (IP) Protection of Plant–related Inventions in the U.S.

Oral Session
Special Sessions
This session will describe the existing U.S. legislative framework for intellectual property rights protection for plants.  A moderated panel, composed of officials of the respective agencies and of IPR users from various sectors, will discuss aspects of each IPR system, followed by opportunity for questions and discussion from audience participants.

C01 Crop Breeding & Genetics
C08 Plant Genetic Resources

Wednesday, November 18, 2015: 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Minneapolis Convention Center, 101 DE

Ann Marie Thro
Ann Marie Thro
1:30 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:35 PM
Plant Variety Protection (PVPO presentation).
Paul Zankowski, USDA - United States Department of Agriculture
1:50 PM
Patent Protection for Plants (USPTO presentation).
Kitisri Sukhapinda, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Department of Commerce
2:05 PM
Panel Discussion. Moderator: Dr. Mojdeh Bahar
2:20 PM
Discussion and Q&A
2:30 PM
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