127 Symposium--Approaches in IPR for Delivering Public Benefits of Plant Breeding

Oral Session
C09 Biomedical, Health-Beneficial and Nutritionally Enhanced Plants
Brief presentations will describe the plant variety protection form of intellectual property rights (IPR) including Plant Variety Protection  and patents (both utility and  plant patents).   Most of the session will be devoted to a panel composed of representatives of different sectors (private large and small scale; and public/academic).  Panelists will discuss implications of IPR for plant breeding for various agricultural systems; and answer questions from the audience.  The session will be an opportunity for students to discuss IPR with experts such as IPR attorneys, IPR users, and others.  The session will be organized by USDA’s Office of the Chief Scientist, in response to participant comments received at an introductory session last year. Opinions during the discussion will be those of the speaker; not necessarily of USDA.


Approved for 2.0 CM CEUs


C01 Crop Breeding and Genetics
C08 Plant Genetic Resources

Monday, November 7, 2016: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
Phoenix Convention Center North, Room 124 A

Ann Marie Thro
2:30 PM
Introductory Remarks
2:36 PM
U.S. PVP - Benefits to Breeder's Innovation and Society.
Paul Zankowski, USDA - United States Department of Agriculture
2:42 PM
Utility Patents and Plant Patents: A Refresher Related to Value-Added Traits.
Minna Moezie, United States Patent and Trademark Office
3:16 PM
Results of a Recent Study and Consultation on IPR Best Practices for Public Cultivar Development.
Adrienne C. Shelton, UW-Madison; William F. Tracy, University of Wisconsin-Madison
3:23 PM
Intellectual Property Rights; Challenges for the Future.
Stephen Smith, Iowa State University
3:30 PM